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Trimmer Has Lost It's Power


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06-04-05, 10:21 PM   #1  
Trimmer Has Lost It's Power

My 5 year old Homelite grass trimmer does not get up to it's maximum power anymore (I can tell by the sound) resulting in stalling when hitting the heavy stuff and overall poor performance. Any suggestions?

 
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06-05-05, 05:57 AM   #2  
Check the spark arrestor screen in muffler to see if it's plugged with carbon. If so, replace muffler and mix gas/oil according to owners manual. also have you cleaned air filter?
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06-06-05, 05:09 AM   #3  
Thanks

The screen was not blocked but it is very dirty (burnt oil I suppose), the filter looked clean. I ran the trimmer without the muffler and it seemed to have it's full power back. I'm going to replace the muffler. Thanks again

 
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06-25-05, 01:15 PM   #4  
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Lost Power Follow-up

This info helped me too, and I appreciate it. Two questions: I can't disassemble the muffler/spark arrestor unit, so should I buy a new one?
Also: Any tricks/info on adjusting the carb screws (H and L)?

 
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