Troy Built Trimmer

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Butch1957, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Butch1957

    Butch1957 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    Model TB-65ss straight shaft Trimmer

    First time i come across a trimmer that has two springs on the starter pulley. Unit seems to not fully rotate engine when pulling on the starter rope. I took engine off and noticed that on the starter pulley there are two springs. The dog ears on the flywheel seem to be working properly, the only problem is when pulling the rope it pulls but the engine will only turn very little if any. I can spin the flywheel so this means the engine is not locked. It has good compression when turning it. This unit is probably two years old at the most. Does this type of brand have a tendency to have a defect in the pulling mechanizm ?

    Any ideas ?

    Please Respond.

  2. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 548


    Sorry for the smart-@$$ answer.

    Troy-bilt is no longer in business except as a division of MTD.
    MTD does not have a hand-held lineup of models except for those made by Ryobi/ McCulloch.

    Ergo, Ryobi/McCulloch = P.O.S.
  3. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Posts: 1,547

    Tanaka makes a two spring recoil starter. You might be surprised at how many parts are interchangable between brands. This might be a long shot, but if the one you have looks anything like this one, it might work for you, if this is where your problem is.

    ericg likes this.

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