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The trimmer head does not spin, when the shaft is disconnected from the power source it spins freely. The drive componant bolted to the motor is frozen, therefore the motor cannot spin the shaft to drive the head. In need fo a service manual in order to take off the power source. Please advise Best regards Tony

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Remove shaft from power head check to see if drive shaft end is square if ok grab drive cable with pliers and try to turn head while holding pliers to make sure other end of cable and gear box are ok if so may have broke spring in clutch. remove plastic cover from engine you will see clutch bell remove spark plug stick piece of rope in hole to stop piston from moving where cable would go in bell there is a screw that holds bell on either torx or allen remove screw and take bell off there will be 2 shoes ans 2 springs that hold shoes togeather end of springs usually break where they hook in to shoe hope this helps

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  • rnrx Aug 12, 2010

    Hi,
    Thanks for the advise, I did what you said and found that the clutch housing had melted to the clutch. I cleaned up the molten plastic reassembled it and it worked great!! I checked the spings while apart and they were fine aside from some wear.
    Thanks again
    Best Regards

  • Leonard Fleming Aug 12, 2010

    glad to be of help thanks for kudos

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