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Weedeater Featherlite SST25


I've had this weedeater for several years and have never had any trouble with it until now.  Don't ask me why I'm trying to crank it in the middle of November unless you live in East Texas LOL

I can get it to crank but I can't keep it running !

Anybody got any suggestions as to ?where? to start on these things?



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I don't think I can do you any help at all, Mello.  Is it a two stroke or four, and how long since you have tuned it up?  I usually just did a complete tuneup on my two strokes when they got fractious, it was not that much more than fartin' around with them; the four strokes pretty much get the same treatment, clean the plug or replace it, take the bowl off the carb and clean it out, and if there is any schmutz in there, just go ahead and tear it all the way down and clean out all the passages and such.

It has been about ten years since I worked on a two stroke, but as I recall, there are two mixture adjustments, one for low speed, and the other for high speed, and getting them set right is just a balancing act; if your machine has oil injection instead of using mixed gas, there should be a screw for that, too.  They weren't too hard to do once I got the procedure down.

The last time I fooled with the Honda engine on my lawnmower, I wound up taking it to the shop because I must have gotten something in backwards when I put it back together, and I couldn't get it to stay running; they never would tell me what the problem was, the tech that did the work wasn't there, and no one else seemed to know.

I am sure that the other guys will have more to tell you.



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Thanks Rrum, it is a 2 cycle and uses 40:1 mixture - - - all I have done so far is to remove the gas tank so I could empty it and the fuel lines seem to be rotten and the stone filter was rattling around loose in the bottom of the tank along with a piece of fuel line.  All the screws are the star type heads which I am very limited on but I have some.

Thanks- - maybe someone else will tell me to take it to a shop before I end up having to anyhow.  LOL

These things are so cheap that it's almost a throw away item after several years, yanno????



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The unleaded fuel is hard on the plastic fuel lines these days.......If you can find new ones replace them, put a new plug in it and it should run......When it wont, go buy a new one......

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My chain saw quit working,, so I quit using itwink then my son wanted to borrow it when they wentcamping last summer,, he did get it to run long enough to cut some fire wood, so he tore it apart when he got home, an said all the gas lines had disolved, carb was filthy,, and would fix it and bring it home,,  that was at the beginning of the summer, last year,, last time I was at his house it was in a thousand pieces,, scatterd everywhere,, I am thinking its time to think about a new one,, ,, no but that means I have to use it,,, I'll just waitwink



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I have 3 small chainsaws with about the same problem......will sort of run, but not well enough....

I bought an electric chainsaw at a garage sale for $10....best $10 I ever spent

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I have a Sthyl Farm Boss AV that I bought in the early 80's that has served me very well but I can't say the same thing about my association with weed-whackers no

Gonna find some fuel line plus mix up some new gas and, if it don't crank then I'm chunking it until season starts next Spring and hopefully find one on sale.



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When a string trimmer or leaf blower wont start, down to the big box store for a new one. They aren't worth fixing nor can they even last if they are. I have a Bolens string trimmer which has to be the biggest pile of crappy home gas fed equipment I ever bought. When it finally starts, works well. What I didn't know was that it had one of those recoil starters that make it easy for a woman to start - but what it really does is lose about 50 percent of the yank.Oh yeah, the last Weedeater blower I had - lasted 1.5 tanks of gas and blew up. Lowe's gave me credit - it was a day old. It joined two others that had just been returned.

I finally bought an Echo blower - so far, it's been great. Blows those oak leaves wa-a-a-y back into the woods - 200mph breeze, but better yet, lots of cfm

And that Stihl Farm Boss chain saw - dragged it out of the garage loft after not using it for a couple years - gassed her up, four yanks and I was cutting wood. Which reminds me - still have to clean up the last of that blow down - 'nother tree came down a couple weeks ago



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Put new fuel lines, gas and plug in it and so far, it hasn't cranked - - - I'm gonna try one more time later today with a little more gas in the tank and then it's HISTORY and come'on sale papers !



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all i know bout them weed eaters is that they spin fast. i never had much luck with em.

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Wally World has Weed Eater Brand basic string trimmers for

$65 to $85 so my work on the old one is OVER



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i bought one of them cub weed eaters.it did dang good the first year but the second season got it.it just plain came apart . the little motor still ran good but the rest was junk in my openion.

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Check the exhaust on it. My Huscvarna weed eater ran like a bag of donkeys the second year I had it, right up till I pulled a factory installed screen out of it. Still runs like a champ 7 years after buying it!

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