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Cub Cadet Weed Eater Repair Help!

Posted by snpower1973 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 19, 11 at 20:51

Greetings ��

I have a CC3000 weed eater that has been great!. Recently, the 'head' would not spin consistently. A guy that does some side work for me took it for repair and replaced the clutch. Problem is, the symptom is the same. I have verified that the flex shaft is intact, properly lubed, and that it turns freely. I have also made sure that the spindle/head assembly turns freely as well. This guy also swapped out the spindle/head assembly during the repair. I am out of ideas.


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RE: Cub Cadet Weed Eater Repair Help!

It sounds like you and the repairman are missing something worn or broken in the drive train (from clutch to head). I see you have verified most or all needed item items to be in working conditions.

My suggestions:

1. Remove the shaft and cable to the trimmer's head. Start the trimmer and add resistance with a wooden rod. Check the square shaft connection close (on shaft, in clutch) for wear and torque with the wooden rod. Verify you have torque going to the head by pressing against the rod with it running.

2. If the power at the head and clutch tested OK. Manually test the cable and string head by forcing resistance between the two (vise and hands or vise-grips and hands).

3. If the cable and string's head checks OK. Make cure the cable is seated in the clutch and string heads. With manual torque if a small screw driver or etc will let you hold the clutch and manually torq head.

Good Luck, loger

PS. Post pics of possible problems if needed.


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