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How to Test a Small Engine for Spark
If your small engine isn't starting, you'll need to diagnose many issues including the spark plug. This video walks you through the steps of how to test for a spark using a spark tester.
Quick Fix: How to Clean a Spark Arrestor Screen on a Small 2-Cycle Engine
This repair article will instruct you how to repair a dirty or damaged spark arrestor on your small engine.
How to Replace the Drive Shaft on a String Trimmer
Learn how to properly replace the drive shaft on your string trimmer in less than 30 minutes.
Quick Fix: How to Replace the Spark Plug in a Small Engine
This article will help you replace the spark plug on a small engine which will help get your gas powered equipment up and running again.
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Question: Control Handle Assembly
where do the little silver spring go? I just bought a new assembly.
Reply: Control Handle Assembly
Where does it Go
I bought a used trimmer at a yd sale, when using the trimmer the lower shaft twist. everything is tight. and lined up but there are two holes in the lower shaft like something is missing that looks like the two shaft snap together before you tighten down the wing nut I'm I right that pieces are missing on the lower shaft
I suspect that you are stuck at the clutch drum. The clutch drum must first be removed before you can remove the housing. Removing the clutch drum can be a bit challenging but we have put together and article and video that should walk you right through it. You can find the article and video at the following link...
I hope this helps you with your repair!
Question: Re-spooling Cutting Line
I followed the instructions on how to spool the cutting line but it still doesn't come out smoothly. It continues to get stuck.
Reply: Re-spooling Cutting Line
Most issues with the trimmer line hanging up in the spool are caused by the line being overlapped when it is wound on the spool. We you wind the spool care should be taken to make sure that the lines are as straight as possible. Wind from one edge of the spool to the other and then start back towards the other side again. Any time that the line crosses over top of another is a potential snag.
I hope this helps!
Question: Adjusting Idle
I need to adjust the idle on my trimmer but I think it takes a special tool, where can I get one?
Reply: Adjusting Idle
Your machine has an "EPA" carburetor. Starting in 1997 The EPA placed requirements on how clean small engines are required to burn. As part of this restriction the carburetors are set at the factory. The carb then either has the adjustment ports capped or they use special adjustment screws so that the carb can only be adjusted by a tech trained in compliance with the EPA directives. The manufacture offers the special carb adjustment tools their authorized repair shops but not to the general public. The manufacture is liable to ensure that the equipment they sell complies with the EPA directive and therefore will typically not offer the adjustment tools for sale to the general public. You can learn more about the EPA emissions requirements for small engines at the following link...
Before you adjust the carburetor you should determine why it needs adjustment first. A carb should only need adjustment when it is new and needs to be adjusted for altitude or after a carburetor rebuild has been performed. If a piece of equipment has been working fine and then starts acting up there will be more repair issues than a simple carb adjustment. The carburetor itself will not simply go out of adjustment. You will want to look at things like a tune up, a clogged carburetor, a plugged exhaust system, ignition problems, etc. Adjusting a carburetor requires some knowledge and experience with small engines. You can easily overheat and seize the engine if you are not familiar with the proper procedures. It is also a good idea to use an engine tachometer to be sure that you make the correct adjustments.
I hope this helps with the repair of your small engine!
Question: Edger Wont Start
I have an edger/trimmer ryobi 26540 purchased 10 months ago, used it last summer w/o any problem. I used it last thursday with leftover gas/oil mix from last year. I cant get it to start since. can anyone advise me what to do that wont cost me an arm to get this going again?
Reply: Edger Wont Start
[QUOTE=lfarnell;7366]I have an edger/trimmer ryobi 26540 purchased 10 months ago, used it last summer w/o any problem. I used it last thursday with leftover gas/oil mix from last year. I cant get it to start since. can anyone advise me what to do that wont cost me an arm to get this going again?"
as long as you did not store the unit with gas in it then dump the leftover gas/oil mix from last year. get new gas.
If you did leave gas in it. Then the carb will need to be rebuilt.
Reply: Edger Wont Start
I didnt leave gas in it, never did. it worked perfectly the day before. will try the new gas and see if that works; thanks for the tip. how do you rebuild the carb, is this complicated, or can any one do it? also what would I need, any special tools?
Reply: Edger Wont Start
take both sides of the carb apart clean with carb cleaner and replace gaskets and diaphrams. If it is really dirty inside then replace needle as well. gaskets and diraphrams usually do the trick. just put them back the same way they came off.
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