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Why is my string trimmer hard to pull when starting?
by Manage My Life 
May 5th, 2008
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It could be worn components causing drag, but typically that will cause constant drag and not intermittently as you noted here.

It sounds more like a misfire issue. That could be due to the timing being off for some reason, possibly a loose or mis-positioned coil or a damaged flywheel key that allows the flywheel to position in the wrong spot.

The engine also could misfire due to poor or contaminated fuel or an air-leak or carburetor issue. And if the cylinder or crank were worn they could also create issues with starting.

Another possible problem area could be too much back-pressure caused by a partly plugged exhaust. That can happen over time on 2-cycle exhausts as the unburned residue from the premix oil collects in the muffler and can eventually cause restrictions.

Checking the parts illustration in your

Owner's Manual

or at the

Sears PartsDirect

site will give you some idea of how all the components fit together and some of the potential problem areas.
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May 9th, 2008
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string trimmer hard to start
by Manage My Life 
November 9th, 2011
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November 9th, 2011
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Can't pull string cord on Homelite Trimmer UT20002A
by Manage My Life 
April 30th, 2011
Tags: Lawn Mowers
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Trimmer problems can eat into the to do time on a bust weekend. While you wait to hear from the expert, you can check the Homelite web site for support also if needed. I attached the link below.
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April 30th, 2011
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How do I fix the pull string on my 27cc lawn trimmer
by Manage My Life 
September 3rd, 2011
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Replacing some parts can be tricky, especially when you don't have detailed instructions to help out. I researched your question and found a link that may help. I hope this link is helpful!
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September 4th, 2011
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string trimmer
by Manage My Life 
February 13th, 2013
Tags: Lawn Mowers
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The problem with the trimmer stalling can be frustrating. I found some information for you that I am hoping will be able to help you. I am adding the link below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response. It may take two business days for your expert to respond. I do hope that this will help you with the trimmer.
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February 13th, 2013
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The pull string on my Troy Bilt string trimmer does not recoil all the way. Do I need just a new starter?
by Manage My Life 
March 27th, 2010
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You need to take the starter off the trimmer and check the starter rope, starter pulley, and the starter spring.

Most of the time the rope causes the problem, but it could be the pulley or spring as well.
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March 29th, 2010
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19.2 volt Craftsman string trimmer might have a bad switch. It is hard to start and stops while running. Battery is good
by Manage My Life 
July 12th, 2013
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I can definitely understand your frustration over your trimmer failing to operate properly. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did some research on the unit. At this time, I was unable to locate information that would be helpful in regards to your question. Some of these questions that are asked will need specific research and will be answered by an expert with-in two business days but usually sooner.
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How do I rewind the pull string that starts my Craftsman weed whacker/trimmer?
by Manage My Life 
April 5th, 2008
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Provided your rope is in good shape, and not swollen or knotted somehow, either the rope pulley or recoil spring are broken or damaged and not allowing the recoil pressure to retract the rope. Unfortunately, there are no step-by-step instructions I am aware of for the repair as it typically would be done by a professional who would rely on their experience and training to determine the best method.

Due to the small size required for this application, there is no separate recoil bolted to the engine that can be easily replaced as one assembly. That means some of the engine assembly will need to come apart to get at and install the parts. In addition, the recoil is under a lot of spring pressure and the spring itself is a small band of metal thin enough to cut you, so if you have any reservation you might consider consulting a professional for the repair. If you do decide to tackle it yourself, be sure to take every possible safety precaution.

Checking the parts illustrations on the Sears PartsDirect site, or in the image below, will help give you some idea how the components fit and work together. The assembly you need to reach is shown as reference key 22. Remember it will be attached to key 23, the spring, and will be preloaded with pressure so it will be difficult to get apart. And don’t forget to wind some pressure back in after installing the new parts so it will retract all the way when starting. Sometimes a deep socket will fit and can help spin the assembly to release or add spring tension.
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April 8th, 2008
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How do I put the pull string back in my Craftsman gas hedge trimmer?
by Manage My Life 
October 20th, 2008
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You will need to disassemble the recoil assembly and that can take some time, particularly here where it is part of the side cover itself.

Unfortunately, there is no complete starter recoil assembly available for this model as on some other products so you will not be able to just unbolt one complete recoil starter assembly and install a new one.

Once everything is disassembled, you will need to attach the new rope and then set the spool into the spring. Usually you can use the spool to pre-wind the spring so that there will be enough tension to draw the full length of the starter rope in. That may or may not be easier to do with the rope already in place; it just depends on how much room there is and how you prefer to do it. The process is not all that involved but it does take some experience, or trial and error, to figure out how to pre-wind the spring safely and to the right amount. There are also some small engagement parts that need to be set up correctly or the assembly will not work.



No special tools are typically needed, though sometimes a deep socket will help spin the spool and spring up. The spring itself is a thin band of metal with sharp edges and it is difficult to hold or re-install if it comes out of the case. It also can easily cut you, especially if it comes undone under force, so wear heavy gloves and eye protection. Or, if you have any reservations, you may be better off seeking the help of a professional.
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October 21st, 2008
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How do you rewind the pull string on a gas trimmer model 358 795571?
by Manage My Life 
July 11th, 2009
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I am assuming from your question you have removed the blower cover and have access to the starter pulley.

Remove any old starter rope from the starter pulley.

Attach the end of the starter rope inside the starter pulley.

With the pulley in place so the starter spring is locked and can't turn or come out, rotate the pulley so it loads the spring and winds the starter rope onto the starter pulley. You have to hold the end of the starter rope against the tension of the spring. Wind the pulley until the starter pulley is full, or the rope is 1 inch below the outer edge of the pulley.

Hold the starter pulley with one hand and run the starter rope through the opening in the fan cover.

Catch the rope outside the fan cover and use both hands to attach the handle onto the starter rope.

The handle on the starter rope will keep the pulley from unwinding now and you can position the fan cover for installing.
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July 14th, 2009
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