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snapper s31sst weed eater


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08-23-12, 02:12 PM   #1  
snapper s31sst weed eater

I have the weed eater above that is not working correctly, it worked fine last week but today it is not acting like it should pulling the rope. It feels like the exhaust valve isn't opening up! its hard to pull and jerks like the compression is not being expelled. pulling the spark plug out and it pulls nice and easy. Any ideas on the problem for this or is it time to get a new one??
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08-24-12, 10:27 AM   #2  
Well, that is a 2-stroke trimmer, so it doesn't have an exhaust valve. Normally when a 2-stroke gets hard to pull like high compression, it's because the engine is flooded with gas and/or it was flooded but the gas evaporated and left a lot of oil behind. Is the spark plug wet? Does it look wet when looking in the spark plug hole?


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08-25-12, 08:21 PM   #3  
no the piston and plug look normal, and it will pull easy with the plug out, but then hard again with the plug back in.

 
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08-26-12, 12:53 AM   #4  
I'd say you have bad bearings on the crankshaft.


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