Mcculloch hedge trimmer won’t start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by jason555, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. jason555

    jason555 LawnSite Member
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    Hi All,

    Firstly I guess I should mention that I’m not a gardening or landscape professional, but am just seeking a little help/advice.

    I have a Mcculloch Tivilo 60, (two-stroke) hedge trimmer, which won’t start.

    I hadn’t used it since last year. I drained the old fuel down and put fresh fuel in.
    This machine never started that well from new, but this year when I went to use it wouldn’t start at all!

    I checked the spark, which was fine. I stripped the carburettor and cleaned it; all diaphragms looked OK.

    After refitting the carburettor I attempted to start it, and on about the fifth or sixth attempt it started. On full rev it ran fine but on idle it cut out straight away. I managed to start it again and kept it running on full rev for about ten minutes. I stopped it and could not start it again and have not been able to start it since.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Jason
     

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