Trimmer trouble

helpless_n_ny(z6 NY)March 30, 2010

I have a Craftsman 2 cycle trimmer model # 316.791810 which seems to have its flexible drive shaft disconnected at the engine. I can pull the trigger and the engine will rev but the head doesn't turn. When turned off, you can hear the shaft end move around at the handle. Does anyone know the most direct way to disconnect the shaft from the engine? I know that sound dumb, but the shrouding makes it look like there is a scenic route and hopefully a direct way to do the job. If its possible to remove 4 screws instead of 12, I'll go for the 4. Also, does anyone know the manufacturer of the trimmer? All help is greatly appreciated.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

316 is Ryobi. Maybe the outer housing slipped down out of the handle a half inch and all you have to do is loosen the screws a tad and wiggle it into place whilst turning the spool.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 12:13AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
helpless_n_ny(z6 NY)

I took the trimmer apart today and the drive cable is snapped at the clutch housing. I went to the Sears parts site(whose parts diagrams really helped this first timer), but they didn't show a drive cable for my trimmer. I took a rough measurement of 49". Are drive cables generic and come in various lengths with squared ends? Would any good OPE dealer carry one?

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 5:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

753-05030 is not correct? Ref# 17 .You may find one at a dealer. Length has to be correct.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 10:46PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Building storage shed on a terraced slope
Is it safe to build a storage shed occupying two levels...
Thomas Lu
General craftsman tiller gearbox question.
Ages ago in the early 90's, I bought a Craftsman 5hp...
Any owners of the Troy-bilt Cultivator Plus?
I bought this around 1984 and have never seen another...
Old Troybilt Tiller Engine Replacement
I need to replace the eninge on my Troybilt tiller...
Have Chipper/Shredder for trade
I have a very nice gas powered wood chipper/leaf shredder...
Sponsored Products
Windward 8-Drawer Dresser - HOOK2010
Catnapper Voyager Loveseat - 3592
American Standard Jetted Bathtubs Gelcoat 4.33 ft. Walk-In Whirlpool and Air
Home Depot
Wyndham Collection Bathroom Andover 48 in. Vanity in Dark Cherry with Marble
Home Depot
Whitehaus Shower Hardware 59 in. Double Spiral Shower Hose in Polished Chrome
Home Depot
Kraus C-GV-101FR-12mm-1002CH Frosted Glass Vessel Sink and Sheven Faucet - Chrom
$209.95 | Hayneedle
15' Inflatable Dock Slide
Imperial Cat Sofa Scratch n Shapes - Lounge - 01051
$26.98 | Hayneedle
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™