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I have a homelite grass trimmer. Two short rubber hoses enter/depart from the plastic gas tank. One of the hoses is cracked, creating a fuel leak. The other is probably close to being the same. Where can I find replacement hoses and is it a project I can do myself. If not, can you suggest a homelite repair facility close to Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Thank you. Roger

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Rubber hoses should be available from AutoZone or NAPA or any other reputable vehicle parts dealer, or online. Check the size of the hoses before you shop, to make sure you're getting the right diameter. Replacement would probably require draining the fuel from the tank and depending on the exact layout, you might have to take out a couple of bolts to find both ends of the hoses. Make sure the hose clamps or fixtures on both ends are tight and not in need of replacement as well. Unless it's a complicated internal layout, I see no reason replacement would require a shop!

Tools you'll need: Sharp scissors or knife to cut rubber to length, rubber hoses, gloves, wrench or screwdriver?

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