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Homelite Trimlite Weedeater Problem


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04-20-06, 12:49 PM   #1  
Homelite Trimlite Weedeater Problem

Just went out to start the Weedeater today and it would not start. It is the Homelite Trimlite model. When I pull on the rope, there is no resistance. Last fall when I used it, there was no problem, I would pull the rope then and you could fell the engine turn over, now nothing.

Any ideas? Was looking for a trouble shooter online but no luck.

 
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04-20-06, 11:17 PM   #2  
Not enough info,we really need the UT number to make a 100% for sure diagnoses,where we can look up and see what your trimmer looks like.The Trimlite seris has about 11 defferant thimmers.

But I'll make an educated guess:

Sounds to me like it could be one of four things.ether the starter pulley is striped out(on the back side where it touches the starter pawls) OR the starter pawls is broke,rusted open OR the starter pawls springs is broken themself.

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04-21-06, 10:18 AM   #3  
This is model number UT20002, 25cc String Trimmer. Is that what you need?

Thanks for replying.

 
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04-22-06, 01:52 PM   #4  
Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.I've been tryn' to find a parts manual with detal.I haven't found one.But the info that I gave you should be of acestance.The starter pawls that I refured to will be on the flywheel.And should be made of plastic,and a little pointy on the end that grabs the starter pulley.or it might even be the plastic starter pulley itself that is worn.
Check the springs on each of the two starter pawls to see if they will allow the starter pawls to move and spring back.Look for any wear at all on these parts.if you see wear,replace the part.
You can find replacement parts(hopefully) at any small engine shop that services homelite.
The reason I said "hopefully" is that Homelite is on the way out the door,like McCulloch.

 
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04-24-06, 09:11 AM   #5  
Thanks for your info. I opened it up and started looking for what you told me, noticed that the springs looked ok but the "latch" was not moving, used some WD-40, made sure they were moving and put it back together.

 
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04-24-06, 08:41 PM   #6  
Is every thing working now????Will the engine turn ??

 
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04-25-06, 06:09 AM   #7  
Yep, I had it running and it was working great. My biggest problem was finding the right bit for the different screw heads, HA.

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08-08-08, 07:34 AM   #8  
Homelite trim lite

I have a slight problem with the weed eater. The engine allways floods. Is there a valve that can stop the flow of gas from the tank to the carborater when not in use?

 
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08-09-08, 12:37 AM   #9  
Yes, that valve is in the carburetor and isn't working properly if it's flooding when not in use. Sounds like your carb needs cleaning and possibly a rebuild kit.


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