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1966vette
06-12-2011, 04:53 PM
I have a lightly used (5X) Poulan Pro trimmer 32cc.
SN# 01253N301152-1

Today, I added fresh gas & oil mixture today & the trimmer was on the way to starting unit the pull cord recoil broke. It will not rewind.

Here are my questions:

1. Is this unit worth taking apart & repairing?:dizzy:

2. The user manual does not contain an exploded view or assembly drawing. Can you please provide repair documentation if #1 is yes?:confused:

Thanks!:drinkup:
Andy

RTR Landscaping
06-12-2011, 07:26 PM
If all you did was break a pull rope, that is easy to fix. If you are a LCO this unit is not going to last long. My advise is to repair the rope , use it up and get yourself a commercial trimmer .(Stihl,Redmax,Echo,Shindawia)

1966vette
06-13-2011, 07:40 PM
The rope did not break.
The problem is that it will not recoil.
Thus, I have no way to rewind the rope to start the trimmer.

Thanks!
Andy

GlynnC
06-13-2011, 07:44 PM
The rope did not break.
The problem is that it will not recoil.
Thus, I have no way to rewind the rope to start the trimmer.

Thanks!
Andy

Sounds like a broken recoil rewind spring--replaceable but harder!!!

Alan0354
06-13-2011, 09:25 PM
If the pull rope is at the back of the engine, it would be very easy to change. BUT like most of the cheaper brand, if the pull start is in between the engine and the shaft, then forget it!!! You might as well go get a new and better trimmer that has pull rope at the back ( full crank engine).

GlynnC
06-13-2011, 10:00 PM
If the pull rope is at the back of the engine, it would be very easy to change. BUT like most of the cheaper brand, if the pull start is in between the engine and the shaft, then forget it!!! You might as well go get a new and better trimmer that has pull rope at the back ( full crank engine).

Alan, these are still changeable, just harder. What does he have to lose except time, he stands to gain some mechanical knowledge. If this unit were mine, I'd fix it--but then I hate to let anything die. If someone brought it to me for repair, then I'd probably advise against repair--labor cost would cost more than it's worth. This is why I maintain all of my own equipment--I get a lot of "throw-aways" for free, repair them and have (not new) inexpensive equipment.

Alan0354
06-14-2011, 01:37 AM
Alan, these are still changeable, just harder. What does he have to lose except time, he stands to gain some mechanical knowledge. If this unit were mine, I'd fix it--but then I hate to let anything die. If someone brought it to me for repair, then I'd probably advise against repair--labor cost would cost more than it's worth. This is why I maintain all of my own equipment--I get a lot of "throw-aways" for free, repair them and have (not new) inexpensive equipment.

True. Just much harder to do if it is half crank.

BTW, if the OP want to fix it, go onto Poulan site and download the IPL( parts assembly document). I download the IPL of my Poulan tiller from them before. You will get the part number and the exploded view of the parts. Other than Stihl, I manage to get IPL from every single company.