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I have a homelite ht-21 hedge trimmer and the puller (string) dosen't retract when I pull it to start and I have to play with it. Now the string stays out longer and is difficult just getting it back in. I have to play with more. I wanted to see if I can get a diagram that might help me see how to repair it. If not is there a good repair shop in my area (Marietta, Ga. 30060) I can take it too. Also the plastice guard,, that protects you hand, I dropped something on it and broke it and it need to replace...Help!...Thanks, Dan C

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  • danny62 Apr 01, 2011

    Thanks, I watched the video and enjoyed it but I wanted to know does the same video I watch of the line trimmer apply also to the hedge trimmer. I am a layman and it would have been easier for me if the video show a hedge trimmer that I could do a step at a time.....rewind, pause, stop and so on. I don't want to make my situation worse. I will be retiring soon and repairing things is something I am going to have to do to save money. Would appreciate your feed back.



    Thanks,danny62

  • danny62 Apr 02, 2011

    Dear Vincob:



    When I click the http://www.fixya.com/ThreadPage3.aspx?thid=8827622&prdid=0. It takes me back to FixYa and my 1st posted problem I sent 1 day ago that you replied too. But I don't see the new solution to my problem posted. If there is a solution that I am missing can you be a little more specific what to look for when I click the above site because I don't see the new solution when I get there. The video from smalleng.com that was on a line trimmer can that be used or where else can I go. Would appreciate your help. Thanks



    danny62


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You probably need a new RECOIL SPRING AND CONTAINER ASSEMBLY.

Here is a link to the Homelite Parts and Support web page.

http://www.homelite.com/service_support/order_parts

Just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information at the website indicated.

When you get there, click on the button that says CLICK TO LAUNCH HOMELITE PARTS CATALOG.

On the next page click on the button at the bottom of the page that says I HAVE READ THIS PAGE AND AGREE TO THE TERMS PROVIDED.

On the next page enter HT21 into the empty MODEL NAME / NUMBER search box at the top of the screen and then click SEARCH.

On the next page click on the first model in the list (HT21 Hedge Trimmer UT-18011) or whichever model number in that list most closely matches yours.

Now look on the right hand side of the page and click on ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST - FIGURE 2.

This should finally show you an exploded view diagram of your hedge trimmer's engine and starter assembly.

(The other Figures denoted on that list show the exploded parts diagrams for the other major sections of your hedge trimmer like the blades, or the carburator, etc.)

The RECOIL SPRING AND CONTAINER is labelled as part number 18 in the diagram (Figure 2).

The STARTER PULLEY itself, the part that the rope wraps around, is labelled as part number 19 in the diagram.

The official Homelite Part Number for the Recoil Spring and Container is A97908 in case you find somewhere you can order it from online.

Hopefully this helps out a little bit with your troubleshooting.

I will have a look around for somewhere that you will be able to order the part online and have it delivered. I will post anything else useful I find as a comment to this page.

Please comment back here to this page if you have any questions, have difficulty accessing the links, or just require further general assistance and I will respond as soon as I see it.

Thank you very much and good luck.

Joe.

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    Joe2 Apr 01, 2011

    It seems like you can order the part directly from that page.

    Just click on the part number, then click on the ADD TO CART button on the parts list.

    Specify the quantity you want (1) in the window that pops up and it gives you a price.



    Unfortunately you have to give them your credit card number though to do this.



    I have never ordered parts directly from them so I'm afraid I cannot recommend them either way. You would have to deal with them at your own risk.



    You are probably better off ordering the parts you need through a local small engine repair shop in your area.



    Anyway...Good luck.



    Joe.

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    Joe2 Apr 02, 2011

    Here is one small engine / lawn mower repair shop in Marietta. I have not dealt with them personally, and the online reviews by other customers are mixed but you can always try them out for yourself if you need to.



    http://maps.google.ca/maps/place?hl=en&a...



    Like I said, it should be no problem for any small engine mechanic to take care of. It is a pretty quick fix if you have all the replacement parts on hand. I don't think it would be more than more than half an hour's labour for an experienced mechanic, although probably a little more, like an hour or two for yourself if you've never worked with recoil assemblies before.



    You might even be able to order the parts you need from Home Depot if you can't find the ones you need oline, but I'm not completely sure. You can always call them and ask, they might even be able to recommend a good mechanic for you. Here is the link to what I believe is your closest store:



    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stor...=





    Good luck.



    Joe.

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Go to smalleng.com watch video.

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    vince janis Apr 02, 2011

    The video you watched is much like a tutorial of the issue that you are facing, for the most part all the pull cords for any machine are basically the same just watch how you take things apart or take pics with your cell phone or digital camera and you can't fail. Give it a try what have you got to lose. GOOD Luck...

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    vince janis Apr 05, 2011

    The video you watched is much like a tutorial
    of the issue that you are facing, for the most part all the pull cords
    for any machine are basically the same just watch how you take things
    apart or take pics with your cell phone or digital camera and you can't
    fail. Give it a try what have you got to lose. GOOD Luck...


    The video you watched is much like a tutorial of the issue that you are facing, for the most part all the pull cords for any machine are basically the same just watch how you take things apart or take pics with your cell phone or digital camera and you can't fail. Give it a try what have you got to lose. GOOD Luck...


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