Pull cord locked

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by fishwelch, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  2. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
    from ga
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    never used this abbreviation b/f, but now it's time....


    roflol
     
  3. oldgreygox33

    oldgreygox33 LawnSite Member
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    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?????????
     
  4. oldgreygox33

    oldgreygox33 LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  5. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    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.
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    ALWAYS drain fuel tank before tossing into fire.
     
  7. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
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    good point, dont wannna waste perfectly good fuel.
     
  8. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
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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.
     
  9. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Maybe we all pissed him off. ;)
     
  10. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    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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