trimmer question

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by chwsmith13, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. chwsmith13

    chwsmith13 LawnSite Member
    from usa
    Posts: 5

    i have a john deere trimmer and today when I tried to use it , it will not spin and makes a high pitch engine noise.

    anyone have any idea what it is?

    thanks
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,022

    Can you give a little more info. on it ?
    What model
    Stright shaft or bent shaft
    How old is this unit
    I'm sure there is some help here with that info.
     
  3. chwsmith13

    chwsmith13 LawnSite Member
    from usa
    Posts: 5

  4. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    No load on engine.
    Broken shaft or gear head. :realmad:
     
  5. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    That or a clutch you might get lucky and replace the spring.
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. chwsmith13

    chwsmith13 LawnSite Member
    from usa
    Posts: 5

    hey guys. thanks for your help.

    I decided to take it in to the local john deere place and they said that they couldnt find the warrenty on the shaft????

    I am 18 so could they be ripping me off by saying that?

    they said the gear would be about 37.00 and something else would cost 10.00 and then labor is 40.00

    What do you guys think I should do

    Any help is greatly appreciated

    Thanks!
     
  8. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,022

    Go back to the link you posted and click on (find dealer) there may be another dealer near by in which you can get a second opinon,about shaft warranty or click on contact us on that link they should be able to give you that info.
    If it isn't and you can't do the repair your self, Just pay them to fix it and be done with it.
     

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