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#8668 17/06/08 09:38 PM
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im not sure if my lawn hornet is a mkii or mkiii (as its night-time and i cbf going under the house to look)

anyways.
whenever i try to start the motor with the choke on (as per the faded instructions on the whipper-snipper), no matter how hard i yank on the pull cord it will not start.
i have to start it on partial and even if i start on partial and then snap it to choke the motor will stall.

runs great other than that.

advice?

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personally id just start it on partial and let it warm up for about 30 seconds then open it up u should be ok i dont see how it could hurt [well i hope not because my talon does exactly the same thing lol] take care - Daniel


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I was thinkin... wen u put the choke on.. its to give a rich fuel mixture right and reduce air intake. so mebe thers not enough air getting in with the choke on. could it be the air filter that needs looking at?
The bloody thing was serviced like 6 months ago (cuz before that it had sat in the garage for about 10 years or something according to my dad). even after service starting on choke was a bitch

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drunkees,

What did they do when they serviced the trimmer. I would be saying if it has been sitting for 10 years you will need to replace the carby diaphrams as they would be stiff and not giving the correct fuel mix.

Anyway let us know what they did and I can give you abetter answer on how to fix the unit. cheers2


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hvnt got a clue wat they did. dont know where it was serviced didnt see the thing until it came back from the shop, before that it spent its days with a plastic garbage bag over the entire motor so i didnt see.

as soon as the sun starts shining again here itl b time to mow the lawn anyways so ill b able to have a good chek of everything again anyways

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drunkees,

Ok then I would suggest that you replace the diaphrams and spark plug first off. Just make sure that you have clean fresh fuel when you try to start the old girl up. cheers2


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Hey Bruce and drunkees,
Thats great advice, I had the same prob when I had my Ryobi and that fixed the prob (with a good tune up as well) unfortunately the flex drive(upper) broke soon after ($86 to repair and then broke again) cry......Next stop was the bin!! devilchilli
drunkees, I hope you have better luck with yours!! grin
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Wow 86.00 for putting just a drive shaft in here in the states i would of charged 15.00 labor and the part its not but a 15 minute max job


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Hi Calvin, The prob here was not the price of the'actual'upper flex drive, but the fact was you can't buy just the flex drive, you have to purchase the whole upper tube assembly, which contains the flex drive......That's Ryobi for ya!! mad Hope it's better for you in the States, mate.....
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