Yesterday I went to start my Homelite Blower (UT08934) and the cord
broke about 5 inches from the handle. I tried opening it up but found
that the case was not easy to open, probably to keep dummies like myself
from doing damage! (grin)
Is it cheaper to buy a new one or have it repaired and if repaired what
would be the possible charge, I assume the labor would be the most
expensive? Florida is the state.
Had an old Homelite Blower/Vac. Don't remember the UT number. Once I
took the base bar off that it stands on, there was a screw behind each
side of the handle where it went into the unit. That says they do "hide"
them. I had to take practically the whole damn thing apart to finally
get at the clutch.
Got it fixed. Month later something else went. I got the message. Threw
I bet $50-75 - mostly labor. Just a guess. Call a shop. They can
probably tell you "no less than $xx". Figure for 2x the repair cost you
get all new...under warranty.
Justs went through a similar problem. Blowing leaves off the patio,
slowed down and ran rough, smoothed out when I brought it vertical,
pointed down did the smae then heard a 'clunk' as if something came
adrift in the crankcase. No odd noises and compression seemed normal
when cranking it again but absolutely no fire. I bourght a new one
even tho the old one was still under warranty. This was as Weed Eater
Feather Light that only cosst $69 at Wally World. Didn't figure it was
worth the hassle to send it in for re-work plus I needed one 'today,
not 2 weeks from now'.
I will tear it down sometime this winter just out of curiosity to see
Every model can be different - one a piece of cake and the other a piece
Long ago I had a VW Beetle (the ones with the round bar at the top of
the bumper). Or maybe it was the Karman Gia. Can't remember. Could not
change one plug without, I think it was, removing motor mount or
Back 3 plugs on my Mitsu 3000GT. Pray they stay good and change when
timing belt AND water pump is changed. Hours & hours of labor to get at
Old GMC 6cyl pickup. Water pump right in front with a few bolts. $15
part and 30 min to swap.
In summary, shit happens.
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