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Hello I have a Husquvarna 125L trimmer manufactured in 2007. A part has failed in the starter cup assembly because when I try to crank the trimmer it does not engage and simply turns free. I have the trimmer disassembled to the starter cup. The information I need is the procedure to remove the coupling starter screw in order to remove the starter cup. The screw has an allen head. Is the screw a left hand thread or right hand thread? How do I keep the crank shaft from turning when the screw is removed? Do I use an impact wrench or do I use a regular allen wrench? I have included a link to an engine parts diagram. The parts include numbers 12, 13, 14, and 15. Your help would be greatly appreciated. http://www.partstree.com/parts/?lc=husqvarna&mn=125+L+%282008-01%29&dn=35_10_0005 Thanks

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Have had same problem. This is a very old post so this is for those who have this problem. It is part 15 from the link given up there. WARNING I AM NOT A MECHANIC OR WELL VERSED!!What happens when you pull the handle is two starter couplings(plastic) engage the shaft that engages the engine. When it starts these fall free and allow the engine to spin freely. When they break the engine isn't harmed. You need a star head screw driver and NOT a phillips. Just he two on either side of the starter cup. Don't think you need to take off all 8 or more screws. Just the two. Pull out the other coupling. They just pop in. Buy 2 new ones. The other one is probably compromised anyways. Husqvarna 530059800
Coupling-Starter. Not a very involved process at all. Two screws. Pull off cup. pull out white plastic couplings. Put in new ones. Put the cup and screws back on.

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