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troy bilt trimmer

Posted by turkeyhunter365 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 8, 10 at 10:45

I have a troy bilt trimmer with the easy pull start that has something to do with a spring. Well yesterday I had the trimmer cranked and choked itself down like it was in a bind, now the pull cord just spins freely. I am assuming the helper spring has broken or something like that. Does anybody have any ideas. I'm pretty good at fixing weedeaters and lawn mowers that are pretty much standard, but have never dealt with one like this.


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RE: troy bilt trimmer

Turkey: Sorry Troy-bilt Mowers is the closest I have came. Never had one of their Trimmer come in my door ..yet ! Can you better describe or download a pic of the recoil ?


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What's the model no. of this unit ?


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the model number is tb90bc. also what is the best way to get the clutch off to even be able to get to the pull cord?


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  • Posted by canguy British Columbia (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 12, 10 at 22:41

You need to remove the engine to access the rewind. I won't spend time on this style of machine.


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On most TB's of this type, you first split/remove the handle (the part with the throttle trigger).
remove the 3 screws that hold the shaft.
remove sparkplug and stuff some clean rope into cylinder, that acts as a piston stop.
Stick a T20 Torx screwdriver down into the clutch, unscrew CCW.
hth


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Thanks for all of the input.


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