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Old 10-21-2001, 02:20 PM
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hey guys,
Yesterday i went to blow at a customers house and i pull on the cord and it fights me very hard and i pulled harder and kept pulling and i pullet it all the way and it wont start nor will the cord go back in, its just hanging out. what should i do its a craftsman handheld.
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Old 10-21-2001, 02:48 PM
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Scott, throw it out and buy a real blower.
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Old 10-21-2001, 03:00 PM
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the recoil starter spring is most likely broken. if you want to fix it, check the recoil starter assembly.
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Old 10-21-2001, 04:34 PM
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sheared flywheel key
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Old 10-21-2001, 05:58 PM
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how do i go about doing that, i would throw it out but the next blower i get will be a good backpack one and i dont have enough money for that. i have to make through with this for a while.
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Old 10-21-2001, 07:49 PM
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Sounds like the KERNUCKULATOR fell off of the SPINAROUNDER so My suggestion is the same as LB82 (first time for everyone I guess), invest in a commercial unit. GOOD LUCK!
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Old 10-21-2001, 07:50 PM
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the first thing you do is take off the recoil starter assembly. if it is a sheared flywheel key, then take the flywheel off. it may be hard to take off. if im wrong on anything, some one please correct me!
(im not very good with 2 strokes)
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Old 10-21-2001, 11:59 PM
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If you take it to be repaired you'll spend 40 to 60$ for service. If it needs parts you'll be out of the blower for a week or so. If you don't have the cash for a commercial unit then buy what you can afford. Take the money for your repair and go to Lowe's or Home Depot and buy the $60 weed eater blower. This will get you by until you can save for a commercial unit.
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Old 10-27-2001, 01:04 AM
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If the blower is under 2 years old, you should be able to take it to the sears service center and they'll fix it (in about a year!). They're service is crap, but the muffler on mine kept coming loose...they had to order a new cyliner. It would have ended up costing $190 with all the labor but was under warranty. I bought it for $110 thought!! I finally got it back 2 weeks later, luckily I have 2 others.
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Old 10-27-2001, 09:07 AM
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I have an extra handheld Singer/Ryobi blower/vac that I can loan you.

Got tired of being slow so it sits in the attic.

Save the pennies for a backpack, you can't even compare them. Good Luck
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