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Pulling string on weed eater does not want to turn

The pull start string on weed eater does not want to turn the string head

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It's possible that the engine has seized if the pull cord won't turn the engine over. Remove the starter mechanism from the engine and try to turn the flywheel by hand. One or more of the mounting screws may be hidden under a decal or other label. If the engine won't turn at all, remove the muffler and check the piston skirt for bad scoring--which usually means either dirt inhalation (bad air cleaner) or running the unit on straight gasoline. Either of these conditions require replacement of the cylinder, piston and ring(s) plus labor if you farm out the repair. Weigh the approximate cost of up to $150 against a new trimmer. Hope this helps!

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    For manual go to;
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  2. Remove the locking ring if your weed eater has one.
  3. Take off the automatic feed button.
  4. Wipe away any debris.
  5. Push down on the spool to release the locking tabs.
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  7. Feed the line into the lower deck, traveling the line in an upside down J fashion (almost like sewing on a button but do not tie off the line). This secures the internal end of the line.
  8. Wrap the line following the directed arrows. Do this until it wraps to the depth of the chamber.
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  10. Install the spool back into its chamber.
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