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Troy Bilt weed eater TB625 EC pull start not turning motor


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07-17-14, 11:26 AM   #1  
Troy Bilt weed eater TB625 EC pull start not turning motor

I have a new Troy Bilt weed eater TB625 EC (only used 10 times or so only a few months old) the pull rope pulls and retracts but does not turn the motor.

Is this usually a easy fix or is something usually broke inside.

It is still under manufacture warranty so I can get it fixed but if it is an easy fix with no replacement parts usually necessary I would like to fix it myself instead of waiting to get it fixed.

Any ideas what usually happens inside when this sort of thing happens?

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07-17-14, 02:48 PM   #2  
It's not a real complicated setup in terms of pull starters, but I imagine there are some variations. Most of them have little dogs that fly out with centrifugal force when you pull the rope. Those engage something on the flywheel and spin the engine. Lawnmowers, chainsaws, etc. have some type of design like that to get the engine turning over.


Without having the starter disassembled it would be difficult to say what part is being a problem. It could be broken or dislocated,.

On yours, although inside the starter assembly it likely something like that basic design, the smallest component is being listed as an assembly. It may not be put together to be fixed part by part.

Since it's under warranty the best thing to do is see if the dealer you bought it from can get the starter assembly for you. Putting it on wouldn't be a problem and it shouldn't take long to get it fixed.

The problem you can have with warranties is if you work on one part of the machine yourself it voids the warranty on parts you didn't touch.

 
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07-17-14, 06:50 PM   #3  
The spring loaded starter pawls on the flywheel are likely stuck. Inspection will tell.

 
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07-17-14, 07:05 PM   #4  
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Have a good one. Geo

 
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07-17-14, 07:41 PM   #5  
Thanks Cheese,
I will look into it.

Thanks for the suggestion

 
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07-17-14, 07:50 PM   #6  
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Have a good one. Geo

That's silly if it is something simple like cheese suggested.
Why would I want to wait a week or more for something to get fixed if it could be fixed in 30 minutes and for free (if no parts are needed). If parts were needed I would definitely go get it fixed.

It's not like I am wanting to take apart the engine or carburetor
My 2 cents...

 
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07-17-14, 08:10 PM   #7  
As soon as you turn a screw on the equipment the manufacturer can void the warranty, it has been tampered with....
Have a good one. Geo

 
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07-18-14, 09:15 AM   #8  
I'm with Geo, but I wouldn't type that much.

If you can go straight into the starter and it is stuck dogs and you can unstick them and that keeps them from doing what they did in the first place - stick, then you are OK.

But, if the assembly isn't something that can be easily dismantled and fixed and you have to put it back together unfixed, you may find a voided warranty.

That assembly may very well be on the dealers shelf right now. I would call them and explain what you have and see what they can do.

 
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05-17-15, 03:04 PM   #9  
has the original poster open this project or did you take the troy bilt in to be repaired? I'm well past warranty on my TB625EC and I have the same issue. I am handy and would like info on this repair. I have mine open and need to know what position the dog ears need to be in........

 
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05-17-15, 05:44 PM   #10  
I started to open it to see what the problem was. As soon as I started opening it there were a few broken pieces that fell out. I did not go any further. I then put it back together and took it to a repair center and waited 4 weeks to get it back.

 
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07-17-15, 07:32 AM   #11  
Here is the OEM web page

If you need parts for your weed eater go to
OEM Parts

I believe it is part of the crank assembly, and it only costs $12.78 plus shipping for the whole crank assembly :-)

In the mean time, you can go down to Lowes and pick up the drill attachment to crank the engine with a standard drill. I use a cordless so I don't have to find a plug every time I need to crank it again :-)

Then when your parts comes in, you can fix it like new again :-)

Hope this helps

 
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07-17-15, 10:56 AM   #12  
Just pulled one of those apart this week.
I was shocked how cheaply made it was.
There was two little pieces of plastic smaller then a tooth pick to hold the dogs in place that had broken off.
Talked the owner into buying a new Stihl brand .
Mines been trimming 13 yards a week for 5 years and still works fine.

 
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10-08-15, 07:12 AM   #13  
joecaption

Just pulled one of those apart this week.
I was shocked how cheaply made it was.
There was two little pieces of plastic smaller then a tooth pick to hold the dogs in place that had broken off.
Talked the owner into buying a new Stihl brand .
Mines been trimming 13 yards a week for 5 years and still works fine.
I have had to take my TB625EC apart about 10 times now, to reposition the two "dogs" correctly, so that the string would catch and start the trimmer. Would the reason why these keep slipping out of place be because the "toothpick" plastic pieces are broken and now nothing holds them in place?

 
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11-03-15, 02:40 PM   #14  
Please help where can I find this as a replacement part: the two black pieces on this are broke and it will not engage. Does anyone know what this is and where to buy??? Name:  weed eater.jpg
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11-03-15, 06:13 PM   #15  
This doesn't look like a troy bilt weedeater... not sure why it's posted in this thread. I suggest reading the post near the top of the list that says "read this before posting" or something along those lines. We have no clue what you have.


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11-04-15, 06:32 AM   #16  
I did read before posting thank you for looking. This is a troy bilt model numberTB 625 EC. I may be a "girl" but I do know what type weed eater I have. Now if anyone knows what these are please reply.

 
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11-04-15, 07:33 AM   #17  
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You need part number 753-08159 Pawl Kit

 
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11-04-15, 07:45 AM   #18  
aj-allen,

Thank you so much.

 
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11-04-15, 10:14 AM   #19  
Ok, It looks like yellow parts attached and since troybilt is red combined with no information given in the post, I figured this was something else. You act like I should have known, but do you realize how many folks come in here and just tag their completely unrelated question on to someone else's thread?

aj-allen is correct, those are the ratchet pawls.


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06-14-16, 09:39 AM   #20  
Where can I get the blade the pawl kit attaches to ? TB685EC

Hello, not to high jack this thread, but in addition to needing a pawl kit for the troy-bilt model TB685EC, I need a replacement 'starter fan blade' the pawl kit attaches to. I can't find this part for sale anywhere. Can you buy this part?
Any help is appreciated..
I've attached a picture of the broken 'starter fan blade'
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(I can't get the jpg uploaded, it looks like the picture in post #14 of this thread)


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06-14-16, 06:35 PM   #21  
Picture of 'starter fan blade' (for lack of knowing what it is called)

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