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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by stslawncare, Oct 21, 2001.

  1. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    hey guys,
    Yesterday i went to blow at a customers house and i pull on the cord and it fights me very hard and i pulled harder and kept pulling and i pullet it all the way and it wont start nor will the cord go back in, its just hanging out. what should i do its a craftsman handheld.
  2. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    Scott, throw it out and buy a real blower.
  3. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    the recoil starter spring is most likely broken. if you want to fix it, check the recoil starter assembly.
  4. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    sheared flywheel key
  5. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    how do i go about doing that, i would throw it out but the next blower i get will be a good backpack one and i dont have enough money for that. i have to make through with this for a while.

    XOFMOT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    Sounds like the KERNUCKULATOR fell off of the SPINAROUNDER so My suggestion is the same as LB82 (first time for everyone I guess), invest in a commercial unit. GOOD LUCK!
  7. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    the first thing you do is take off the recoil starter assembly. if it is a sheared flywheel key, then take the flywheel off. it may be hard to take off. if im wrong on anything, some one please correct me!
    (im not very good with 2 strokes)
  8. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    If you take it to be repaired you'll spend 40 to 60$ for service. If it needs parts you'll be out of the blower for a week or so. If you don't have the cash for a commercial unit then buy what you can afford. Take the money for your repair and go to Lowe's or Home Depot and buy the $60 weed eater blower. This will get you by until you can save for a commercial unit.
  9. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    If the blower is under 2 years old, you should be able to take it to the sears service center and they'll fix it (in about a year!). They're service is crap, but the muffler on mine kept coming loose...they had to order a new cyliner. It would have ended up costing $190 with all the labor but was under warranty. I bought it for $110 thought!! I finally got it back 2 weeks later, luckily I have 2 others.
  10. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    I have an extra handheld Singer/Ryobi blower/vac that I can loan you.

    Got tired of being slow so it sits in the attic.

    Save the pennies for a backpack, you can't even compare them. Good Luck

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