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A trusted homelite trimmer


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05-25-05, 11:06 AM   #1  
A trusted homelite trimmer

My homelite trimmer has served me well for over 20 years. Yesterday while trimming around some bushes the string hit the bush and the motor cut out. I cannot pull the starter cord. It is as if it is frozen solid. I would appreciate any assistance on this very good trimmer.

 
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05-25-05, 11:26 PM   #2  
Hello Deke30!

Can you turn the trimmer head by hand? If not, it may be stuck/jammed. You may have to remove it and/or the entire shaft to determine the cause. If it turns freely, then remove the spark plug and try again. If it still won't turn without the plug, remove the muffler and inspect the cylinder walls by looking into the exhaust port. If it's scored up, the engine may have siezed. If so, have a memorial service and give it a proper burial. It served you much better than I would ever have imagined.


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God bless!

 
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05-26-05, 03:20 AM   #3  
Cheese

Thank you. Will do as you suggested and let you know later.

 
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