Homelite gas Blower - 26b - Pull Cord Probs.

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Old 09-11-12, 05:46 PM
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Homelite gas Blower - 26b - Pull Cord Probs.

My gas blower has been cranking well. I mix my 2 cycle fuel carefully. While using it the other day all at once it cut off. Now the pull cord will not come back out so I can restart it. It did this all at once without any prior problems.

Model - UT08520

Serial # - ATK0871618

Date 03/2007 26cc Displacement

Please provide some advise and a link to any helpful videos that would assist me in solving. Happened all at once no problems before this item. THANKS
 
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Old 09-11-12, 05:53 PM
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Could be that inside the pull cord system something is binding.

It could also mean that the unit STARVED for oil, and has gotten so hot inside that it is locked up.

If you can, take the pull cord assembly apart and see what you learn. There is inside a little part, sometimes called DOG, and it may be caught.

Other than that you may need to take to a repair shop.

I wish you well,

Dale in Indy
 
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Old 09-11-12, 06:38 PM
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Sure sounds like it ran hot or out of oil and locked up. Take the muffler off. From the exhaust port you can see into the cylinder and you'll see if the piston and cylinder is scored and locked up.
 
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I took the exhaust port off and cylinder looks clean but there is no sign of any oil. Smith Brother mentioned there is something called DOG. How do you inspect that issue.?? Should there be some sign of oil around the exhaust or on the cylinder? Other suggestions welcome
 
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Old 09-12-12, 11:53 PM
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He's talking about a clutch dog, not an issue.

Clean isn't the issue, is it shiny and unmarked, or are there vertical scratches on the piston and cyliner?
 
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There are no visible vertical scratches but the pull cord is definitely not moving. I am still agreeing with you that it ran hot and locked up. The reason is there was a overheat smell during that last few run cycles. I guess that ratio of oil/gas has its impact over time. As an old chemist I definitely knew how to mix this stuff bu looking back I should have leaned more on the oil side instead of the gas when mixing. (even though I did what the owners manual recommended). Hey anything else to check or try?

What is a good 2 cycle oil to use?
 
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Old 09-13-12, 09:59 AM
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The pull cord won't move with the engine locked, and the pull cord wouldn't "freeze up" and stall the engine while it was running, so I still think it's locked too. If so, it's time to trash it. Any synthetic 2-stroke oil should be good, and most and name brand regular 2-stroke oil is fine.
 
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