replacing pull string on weedeater

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Old 08-04-00, 09:56 PM
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The pull string on my weedeater got stuck and I can't pull to start it. I've tried to take it apart but can't get the pull unit off the shaft. Is a special tool required? Is this worth fixing? The unit is a Ryan and has given me excellent service for about 6 years. I've kept the filter clean and I would like to continue using it. I don't have the manual anymore.
 
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Old 08-05-00, 01:28 PM
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Hi:zecarioca

As you said, the string got stuck, which may be the reason the housing won't come off.

The housing may also be held in place with a SNAP RING on the shaft. If so, you will need a snap ring tool. This tool can be purchased at any automotive store. <Buy the one with an assortment of tips.>

Double check for more screws. Often times one gets missed. <happens to the best of us>

HINT:
The RYAN company has been purchased by ROBI but parts are still available for your trimmer. The supplier phone number is 1-800-245-5468 or {209}784-4102 should you be out of the toll free area.

TomBartco
Accurate Power Equipment Company.
Small Engine Service and Repair Technician.
 
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