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Manage My Life
May 5th, 2008
Manage My Life
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.
By Manage My Life
May 9th, 2008
Manage My Life
string trimmer hard to start
November 9th, 2011
Answered in 6 minutes
Joseph Perez
I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your trimmer. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to Searshomeservices.com. I hope these links provided assist you.
By Joseph Perez
November 9th, 2011
Manage My Life
March 20th, 2010
Manage My Life
There is a torx screw in the center of the clutch housing (where the drive cable connects) you have to remove. This screw goes into a threaded hole in the end of the engine crankshaft. Rope in the cylinder will jam the engine for removing the screw. Try your torx bits again. The bits might not be long enough or some sizes are missing.

When you get the torx screw removed, you can access the starter pulley and rope. You can't get there through the carburetor end of the engine.
By Manage My Life
March 22nd, 2010
Manage My Life
HARD TO PULL CORD
May 26th, 2013
Answered in 9 minutes
Manage My Life
I can understand your confusion over having such difficulty pulling your start rope.  I have located a link that will discuss your situation in more detail.  

Click here

to view the link.  Though this link discusses a different model number,

the mechanics are likely going to be very similar.Keep in mind that an expert will be

responding within the next two business days if not sooner and will likely offer you more information and

instruction.  I hope the technique provided in this link is helpful and have a nice day.
By Manage My Life
May 26th, 2013
Manage My Life
April 30th, 2011
Answered in 13 minutes
Manage My Life
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.
By Manage My Life
April 30th, 2011
Manage My Life
string trimmer
February 13th, 2013
Jerry C
Hello Dan,



Thank you for the model number. I have attached an image at the end of this reply that illustrates the exploded view of the engine assembly. I suggest going through the fuel system and replacing the fuel lines, but also verifying that the bolts and screws on the image are snug. If there is a leak within the crankcase, vacuum is lost and the engine will not draw air and fuel into it correctly and a lean-out condition can occur. Dependent upon the severity of the vacuum leak, only being able to run the engine with the choke on can potentially be an indication of this too.





Sears Parts Direct

is a direct link to parts for your trimmer.



Please let me know what you find or how this works out for you.



Jerry C
By Jerry C
February 18th, 2013
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June 27th, 2011
Answered in 4 minutes
Manage My Life
When it comes to replacing parts on your tool owner's manuals are a place to turn to. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I was searching in the Manage My Life website and found your owner's manual. I have attached the link below. Hope this helps!
By Manage My Life
June 27th, 2011
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April 8th, 2011
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Getting the outdoor equipment ready for spring can be a big job. Luckily the experts can tackle these questions. The review usually takes 24-48 hours if not sooner.
By Manage My Life
April 8th, 2011
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July 20th, 2012
Answered in 3 minutes
Manage My Life
I understand how handy it is to have a properly working string trimmer to do your daily yard work. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question. Have a great day!
By Manage My Life
July 20th, 2012
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July 12th, 2013
Answered in 6 minutes
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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.
By Manage My Life
July 12th, 2013