Weed Eaters...do They Ever Run Right?
Posted July 15, 2012 - 06:55 PM
Posted July 15, 2012 - 07:05 PM
Before you pull it apart remove the muffler and try to start it, really sounds like the muffler could be full of carbon and since all engines are just air pumps if air isn't coming out none will get in.
Edited by GTTinkerer, July 15, 2012 - 07:06 PM.
Posted July 15, 2012 - 08:14 PM
I also knew the clutch slipped bad, so had to take that off in the process. Someone has had it apart before & put the clutch shoes in backwards! She runs great, plus the clutch performs perfectly! Also, ever who was into it had put the air filter foam in wrong, so air was not getting filtered. Good thing the ring stuck so I didn't run it in dusty conditions.
Just 1hr to take her down & back to running. I've been using it several minutes before posting.
Posted July 15, 2012 - 09:23 PM
- olcowhand said thank you
Posted July 16, 2012 - 07:10 AM
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 04:24 PM
Posted July 30, 2012 - 05:24 AM
I also know from my time at Makita that the new fuels don't get along well with two-strokes. I looked at some 4 strokes, but the good ones are pricey and the cheap ones had bad reviews, especially for starting. Mrs. Rev can use the battery-powered ones, but if something is hard to start she won't touch it. One thing I did find with the reviews is that the people who bought the drill start accessory with the Troy-Built gave it much better reviews. I wasn't willing to risk it though.
The thing is that I haven't had much luck with the battery powered ones either. I've burned out a motor (Canadian Tire model so no parts available) and killed batteries. We'll see what happens with the Worx...hopefully the lithium battery helps.
My BIL did take a defunct Weed Eater off my hands. Said he wants to make something with it. Fine with me...it needs new fuel lines to run for sure, and the shaft is bent so its weed whacking days are over anyway.