Motor revs on weed trimmer but spool doesnt spin

motor revs on weed trimmer but spool doesnt spin

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  • Weed eater shaft doesn't spin
  • The engine does jotor a little rough when pressing down on the throttle, although it does accelerate. Is my problem with the engine itself or am I missing something in my inspection of the shaft pieces?

    Aug 13,  · Messages. 3. Aug 11, #1. Hello. Weed Eater FX26SC (one of the cheapest models). Purchased it last year and shortly after buying it something broke and the line wouldn't spin fast enough to cut anything. Took it to the local authorized repair center and they fixed it under warranty. Well, the same problem popped up again just the other day. Dec 19,  · Stop the engine and disable the ignition, either by unplugging the trimmer or removing the spark plug wire. Set the trimmer on a flat surface, and let the engine cool for 10 to 15 minutes. String trimmer head won't spin? This video provides information on how to troubleshoot a string trimmer and the most likely defective parts associated with t.

    Any suggestions on what the problem might be? Joined May 6, Threads 27 Messages 8, The other rrevs that could be wrong is the shaft is broke at the head end but you may not know that without pulling the drive cable out of the shaft. That does appear to be the problem - that the shaft was coming out of the handle.

    01 - Clutch. The clutch engages one or more drive shafts which attach to the trimmer head. If the clutch assembly is worn out, it won’t be able to engage the drive shafts to rotate the trimmer head. You may be able to clean and repair the clutch assembly. However, since replacing the clutch is relatively easy and inexpensive, it may be easier to replace the clutch assembly. 04 - Throttle Cable. The throttle cable connects the throttle trigger to the carburetor. When the cable is pulled, it opens the throttle on the carburetor to accelerate the engine. If the throttle cable is broken, the engine will not accelerate, and the trimmer head won’t spin. If the throttle cable is broken, replace it. I recently purchased a Craftsmen weed trimmer, electric but the motor won't spin. Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this? First time trying to use it. Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself? If I can, yes. Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

    I put it all back together and it worked for a few seconds then it acted up again. Firmly pulled the shaft up into the handle and it worked again.


    It keeps slipping out though. What's supposed to keep the shaft from slipping down? Is it the screws in the throttle housing?

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    The spring clip in the bottom of the fan housing? Or something else entirely? Some use the spring clip with a screw that tightens the plastic around the shaft. Others use a short screw that screws into the shaft. This one has the spring clip with the screw through it.

    Pull the throttle cable off the lever with needle-nose pliers, and then remove the handle housing. Loosen the screw at the point where the drive shaft meets the engine housing. Pull the drive shaft free of the engine wweed. Unscrew the plastic clutch cover from the front of the engine housing, and remove it to reveal the clutch assembly.

    Unscrew the bolt holding the clutch housing to the engine crankshaft, using a socket wrench.

    Pull it off to reveal the clutch plate. Unscrew the screws holding the clutch plate to the flywheel and remove it.

    motor revs on weed trimmer but spool doesnt spin

    Replace both the plate and housing. Assemble the new clutch by reversing the procedure you used to remove it.

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    Show Questions Show Posts. Login Not a member? Join our community. Sep 1,AM. I installed a new line speed spool cartridge a new bump nob. My line is doesnf appropriately but I can't get the line to turn in order to cut the weeds.

    3 thoughts on “Motor revs on weed trimmer but spool doesnt spin”

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    2. Shane Fullmer:

      Although it sounds paradoxical, a gas Weed Eater trimmer head stops spinning for the same reason that another gas Weed Eater trimmer won't stop spinning. The reason is that the clutch is bad.

    3. Tara Williams:

      I have a WeedEater Featherlite Plus trimmer. I have had it for about three years.

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