need help

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by jimmyburg, May 6, 2008.

  1. jimmyburg

    jimmyburg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 701

    I have a old craftsman gas weed eater 17" 25cc and the gas trigger broke on me. i have looked all over the internet and even went to a lawn repair shop. they gave me a new trigger but it was a little different then the one i have. i dont want to by a new one if i dont have to but i will. the gas trigger i have is a one piece with the cable, the one i bought is to hook or slide the nott through the hole?
    Any suggestion would help! the motor on the weed eater still run like new, i hate to get rid of it. (I have had it 10 years)

    and yes i did look at sears online and called the parts desk. here is the only number i found on the trimmer.


    530-038875 sears say discontinued but no luck anywhere.:cry:
     
  2. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,217

    What is broke about the trigger? Is it plastic or metal?
     
  3. jimmyburg

    jimmyburg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 701

    the elbow on the plastic, i was going to try to super glue it to see if that helps, or take the cable to the repair shop.
     
  4. SLR

    SLR LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    i was going to try to super glue it to see if that helps
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    Before you super glue it,drill two small little holes into each broken piece and put a peg/small nail into the parts to join back up. Makes a much stronger end result.
     
  5. jimmyburg

    jimmyburg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 701

    ok, i'll give it a try.
     

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