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Old 04-20-2006, 02:15 AM
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I have a Poulan featherlite weedeater that won't let me pull the cord at all. It's completely locked up. I thought maybe it was flooded, so I emptied all the gas/oil, but still no luck. HELP!!!

Do you know what the service life of these unit is?


20 Hours. That is all. Most people only them 5 to 10 minutes at a time or 30 every week or so. Now some will last longer than 20 and some less. But they are rated at 20 hours. I showed a homeonwer the 20 hour service life sticker on his hand held blower tube and he almost cried. Most of the $100 or less stuff is rated from 20 to 50 hours. They are throw-aways. They were never ment to be worked on. A new coil will cost you as much if not more than a new unit.
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:42 AM
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hey! dont get mouthy with me sonny. im willing to spend $500 fixing my featherlite. that thing is awsome, the rare occasions i get to use it and its not in the shop.
never used this abbreviation b/f, but now it's time....


roflol
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:40 PM
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sometimes things get lost in the Translation... but thats what I read


Mike AKA Partsangel
Does that mean you never heard of the WD-40 Trick of spraying into the spark plug hole, then hitting the piston with a hammer and punch to unstick a seized piston?????????
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:51 PM
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Try the WD-40 Trick explained by Lawnmaniac883 - It works for un-sticking a seized piston 9 out of 10 times.
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Old 04-20-2006, 07:11 PM
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since its a poulan, heres my repair steps

1. gather lots of wood
2. build massive and incredibly hot fire
3. throw poulan into fire
4. watch it melt then go buy a new commercial grade unit.
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Old 04-20-2006, 07:54 PM
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3. throw poulan into fire.
ALWAYS drain fuel tank before tossing into fire.
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:20 PM
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ALWAYS drain fuel tank before tossing into fire.
good point, dont wannna waste perfectly good fuel.
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Old 04-21-2006, 10:38 AM
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I suggest we go ahead and close this thread since I have not seen the original poster reply or post back to here. It's just taking up space.
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Old 04-21-2006, 01:20 PM
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Maybe we all pissed him off.
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Old 04-21-2006, 07:58 PM
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I suggest we go ahead and close this thread since I have not seen the original poster reply or post back to here. It's just taking up space.
probably the original poster isnt responding because theyt didnt hear what they wanted to hear. they probably wanted to be able to somehow salvage the pullin pullin pullin.
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