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Offline DR_Buck

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Re: Husqvarna Weed Whacker Dead
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2020, 09:28:15 AM »
faulty on-off switch?
Quote from: moosehunter on Thu Jul 09 2020 06:07:06 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
I'll be with the plugged exhaust gang. Either mud daubers or the spark arrestor plugged with carbon. Take the muffler apart and check it.
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If the switch was faulty there would be no spark.   There is plenty of bright blue spark at the plug gap.   The muffler is not clogged.  It is completely clear.    I even tried without the muffler installed.      If the flywheel has spun, its going to stay spun.    smiley_furious3
I have officially abandoned this project.    whiteflag_smiley
I've spent $30 on parts and nearly 10 hours troubleshooting, disassembly and reassembly multiple times.  This is over my limit for patients.  smiley_mad_crazy     I think I've had it about 10 years and that's pretty old in old in "weed whacker years". 

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Re: Husqvarna Weed Whacker Dead
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2020, 11:55:55 AM »
Just bought one, $200 at lowes.  It takes all my attachments so now I have several weed wacker heads + hedge trimmer; run out of string I just switch the head.

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Re: Husqvarna Weed Whacker Dead
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2020, 12:26:58 PM »
No disrespect... it is dead... go buy a Stihl.

Don't want to get into a Ford vs Chevy argument.  That is not my intent.  Just trying to share our experience.  We had a similar problem with our Husky weedwhacker/brush cutter.
Was fairly heavy duty.  Engine died. Would not start for anything.. new fuel, new spark plug, cleaned every thing out.  Was only two seasons old.  Sent it to small engine guy to take a look at... cylinder was bad.  He said that he had seen several Husky brush cutters with the same problem.

Went to Stihl store, these guys are very professional and generally don't disparage other brands, but they did echo this issue with the Husky brushcutter engines.  Bit the bullet and bought a new Stihl.

Full disclosure, we do have a Husky chainsaw/pole saw.  So I am not completely Stihl.  But when it comes to brush cutters, will stick with Stihl.  Others may have different experience or opinions.

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Re: Husqvarna Weed Whacker Dead
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2020, 08:56:31 AM »
Husky man all my life . Just bought a 4 stroke Stihl  ::) This thing is AWESOME  :o It doesn't bog down at all in the nasty stuff . I am truly impressed . Even though it is a  4 stroke it still takes 50:1 mix gas.  ???

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Re: Husqvarna Weed Whacker Dead
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2020, 10:58:18 AM »
The four stroke trimmers are impressive with the torque but I am a luddite when it comes to them. I still want 2 stroke for the simplicity, light weight and speed. And the sound.
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Re: Husqvarna Weed Whacker Dead
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2020, 12:18:22 PM »
I still want 2 stroke for the simplicity, light weight and speed. And the sound.


Funny, everone has their druthers.  I prefer the 4-Mix sound to the high-pitch 2-stroke.  It's like Harley vs Rice Burner, sound wise.

Just from my own personal experience, the FS90 I bought 14 years ago is still running and performing perfectly.  Just routine maintenance.  Cleaned the spark arrestor screen a few times, but that's a routine thing too.  Many good options out there though.  Still comes down to personal preference and a good dealer.  Main thing is to have a tool you can depend on so you can just go get the work done.
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Re: Husqvarna Weed Whacker Dead
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2020, 08:31:31 AM »
The sound is one of the things I like most . :) Mine is a FS 131R amazing amount of torque ,weighs 14 lbs  ::) .

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Re: Husqvarna Weed Whacker Dead
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2020, 09:21:07 AM »
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Electric stuff is getting better everyday. 8) 8)


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Re: Husqvarna Weed Whacker Dead
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2020, 09:33:30 AM »
I run out of juice before the 12 AH battery in my Milwaukee trimmer does ;) ;D
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Re: Husqvarna Weed Whacker Dead
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2020, 09:53:15 AM »
The trouble I've had over the years, is with head on them. went to the head you put 4- 18" strings in them. Like it the best.


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