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Homelite weed eater w/strait shaft. It always ran fine. Can not get it started and it will not fire with a mist of starter fluid. I've checked the spark plug (clean) but no way to crank and hold the plug to see if it sparks. It has always been hard to pull start from the time it was new.

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It may be flooded? Sometimes you just have to let it sit for 20min after all those pulls. Oh make sure there isn't an "on off" switch in the off position! Don't laugh it happens!

Posted on May 06, 2010

Testimonial: "The exhaust was clogged at the holes. Cleaned the screen and tried to start it but no luck. I'm beginning to suspect the magneto"

  • Ed Gore May 06, 2010

    Oh FYI if the gas is 1 season old TOSS IT. Make sure you aren't losing your prime. and do you know how to clean out a carb if all that checks out?



  • Ed Gore May 10, 2010

    If its 1 year old and hasn't "been explored" I wouldn't suspect that yet. But what does worry me is that starting fluid didn't give you a "little woof" of starting is problematic. Look just don't spray the fluid from the outside. Unscrew the carb cover. Then spray a nice 2 second spray right into the air filter. That's right..."wet it" a bit. Even if its the sponge type filter. Then replace it as fast as you can, set the choke and no throttle...pull for all yer worth. If you do not get a hint she wants to go...then I'll take it further.

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