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Old 10-10-12, 10:36 AM   #1
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Is this fixable?

The pump on the gas trimmer broke:



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yes.

homelite string trimmer.

http://www.repairclinic.com/Homelite...rburetor-Parts
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Am betting that the primer comes off when you remove that screw (or screws) and is a pretty low cost part.
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Try a little duct tape.
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Easily, was hoping you actually had something difficult that would require some creativity.

Everything is fixable, it's just a matter of how bad you want to. If you don't believe me, you should say my garage.
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Get new gas lines as well.
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k... I can do this!



I have gasoline, tools, kitchen table.... I'm good to go...
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Ok.

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Everything came off nicely except those 2 screws... getting some WD-40..

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You need to figure out if it is a walbro or zama. The model should be on the carb.
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You need to figure out if it is a walbro or zama. The model should be on the carb.
Well I'm now at a checkmate with these 3 stuck screws. No WD-40 on sight... trying 3-in-one but doesn't seem to be helping. Not enough space to use pressure pliers.
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I shall add that if I don't get this thing to wakka wakka again, the garden will look ugly.
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Offset screwdriver for more leverage? Ratchet with screwdriver tip and a breaker bar?
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impact driver for the win!
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Ok... took another screw off to separate the carburetor and used pressure pliers to loosen the screws. All parts are off now. Fuel line was also broken.



At this point I think it should be a good idea to empty the gas tank before continuing with the project.
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At this point I think it should be a good idea to empty the gas tank before continuing with the project.
Uhh, yeah.
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Everything came off nicely except those 2 screws... getting some WD-40..

WD40 sucks, PB Blaster rocks.
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Yeah, do that over the kitchen table too. No need for ventilation there.
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Yeah, do that over the kitchen table too. No need for ventilation there.
Houses don't have windows that open where you live?
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2 stroke gas on the kitchen table?
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Well.. I replaced the primer and the hoses but it seems there is a leak somewhere. I pump and fuel goes up the line but just as fast it comes back down and lines get filled with air. Gonna have to disassemble the whole thing again and give it a 2nd try.
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Replace the primer with an inline siphon pump. That could be interesting.
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Meh... one of the seals broke. I'm gonna call it a day. :\
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Homelite tools are POOP.
Filled my trash can with a few,not worth the time to repair.
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