rope needs repair after using a couple times on pull start wheeled trimmer

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Old 05-28-11, 06:38 AM
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rope needs repair after using a couple times on pull start wheeled trimmer

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I have a Weed Eater wt3100 gas powered wheeled trimmer that works really well, when I can get it to start. I have trouble pulling it and have to get my husband to pull it to start and he has trouble with it too, but once we get it started and then work until I need to stop for the day or to replace plastic trimmer the rope mechanism screws up "somehow". My husband ends up having to take it apart to fix it and then it will work -- again for a couple starts and then has to be taken apart again.

my question is: is there a replacement part for this so we don't have to take it apart for this "quick" repair? Once apart it's a quick repair, but taking it apart and putting it back together is a real pain in the butt.

I've downloaded the manual but I don't see any replacement parts listed on it.
 
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Old 05-28-11, 09:38 AM
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You'll need an illustrated parts list. Some of the parts retailers online also provide parts lookups where you can put in your model number and view a breakdown of the unit. You can pick out which part is bad and order it.
 
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Old 05-28-11, 04:04 PM
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thanks

thanks, I'll look for that.
 
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Old 05-28-11, 05:17 PM
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thanks, I'll look for that.

I checked sears partsdirect.com and it showed the starter assembly for about $10, which would indicate to me it is not a very strong assembly. As you are removing stuff, to get to it, you will find a T20 torx screw in the end of the clutch housing and to not break anything, remove the spark plug and fill the cylinder with small rope like starter rope to lock the engine so it will not turn as you take things apart. Have a good one. Geo
 
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