This season the Sears weed whacker (strimmer)
now fails to run. (It started OK when taken from
storage and ran OK for less than an hour's initial
use.) I changed the diaphragm which was indeed
stiff (3 years old) but now cannot start the motor.
Is there a web site with useful trouble-shooting
Try this...bottom each needle valve moving 1/4 turn at-a-time, and
note the number of turns for each. Use this as a reference for re-
adjusting later. Remove both valves and spray WD-40 with a tube into
This should clean the venturis. If you mess-up the valve adjustments,
bottom them (lightly) and back them out 1 1/4 turns each. It should
run from this point, but may need fine tuning.
This is known as "a Polish Tune-up".
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