I have a John Deere string trimmer BC 1600 (UT 15198). A friend was
using it and broke off the choke/cold start lever. This makes the unit
pretty much unusable. It's a tiny part, and when it happened I said
"no problem, it should be easy to fix/replace." He didn't offer to
take care of it, and I didn't think it was an issue to get into with a
friend, if you know what I mean. I thought it was no big deal.
Working with the John Deere web site and the local John Deere
authorized repair facility I was told that the lever part is
unavailable and therefore I'd have to replace the whole carb. Not
really a problem, because they said the cost of the carb. would be
around $25. Again, for $25, I'm not going to make a big deal out of it
with my friend.
Now they're saying the carb. is not available and aren't able to give
me any other options.
Do any of you have any ideas - on line or by phone - where I might find
either new or used parts for this beast?
Thanks very much in advance. -zeke