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Weed Eater Edger Starter Spring Replacement #545008006

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This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the starter spring on Weed Eater and Craftsman edgers. The most common reason for replacing the spring is if it is broken or damaged, causing the engine to not start.

All of the information in this starter spring replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Weed Eater, Craftsman

Tools used: T25 Torx bit screwdriver, spark plug wrench, small flat-head screwdriver, cord, 11/16” socket, Phillips head bit, large flat-head screwdriver, needle-nose pliers

Step By Step Instructions

1
Before you replace the starter spring on your edger first make sure the engine has cooled.
2
Next, remove the wire and boot from the spark plug to prevent the engine from accidentally starting.
3
Now use a t-25 torx bit screwdriver to remove the screws securing the gearbox assembly.
4
Slide the assembly off.
5
Detach the gas tank from the mounting posts and move it out of the way.
6
Use a socket or a spark plug wrench to help unthread the spark plug.
7
Confirm that the piston is in the “down” position then insert a cord into the cylinder to prevent the piston from moving.
8
Use a half-inch socket to help unthread the clutch mounting nut by rotating it counter-clockwise.
9
Remove the washer and pull off the clutch.
10
Use a phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screw to release the upper rope guide from the handle.
11
Now use a flathead screwdriver to detach the lower rope guide.
12
Pull off the starter cup and remove the starter retaining clip.
13
Pull off the starter cam and ratchet pawls then remove the pulley.
14
Now remove the old starter spring, being careful not to dislodge the spring from its casing if still intact.
15
Install the new starter spring by positioning it in the housing then carefully insert the end of the spring in the notch.
16
Apply some grease to the pulley if necessary.
17
Slide the pulley onto the blower housing shaft.
18
Confirm that the starter handle reaches approximately three-quarters of the way towards the edger handle then push the pulley into place.
19
Align the ratchet pawls on the pulley and position the cam.
20
Insert the end of the retaining clip into the notch in the cam and snap the clip onto the shaft to secure the assembly.
21
Slide on the starter cup and insert the lower rope guide into the notch in the blower housing.
22
Now align the upper rope guide in the notch in the handle and replace the screw to secure.
23
Realign the clutch on the starter cup.
24
Replace the washer then thread on the mounting nut and tighten.
25
Remove the cord from the cylinder.
26
Rethread the spark plug.
27
Be careful not to over tighten the plug.
28
Reposition the gas tank on the mounting posts.
29
Realign the gearbox assembly and replace the screws to secure the assembly.
30
With the repair completed reattach the spark plug wire and boot and your edger should be ready for use.
Description
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the starter spring on Weed Eater and Craftsman edgers. The most common reason for replacing the spring is if it is broken or damaged, causing the engine to not start.

All of the information in this starter spring replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Weed Eater, Craftsman

Tools used: T25 Torx bit screwdriver, spark plug wrench, small flat-head screwdriver, cord, 11/16” socket, Phillips head bit, large flat-head screwdriver, needle-nose pliers
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
Before you replace the starter spring on your edger first make sure the engine has cooled.
2
Next, remove the wire and boot from the spark plug to prevent the engine from accidentally starting.
3
Now use a t-25 torx bit screwdriver to remove the screws securing the gearbox assembly.
4
Slide the assembly off.
5
Detach the gas tank from the mounting posts and move it out of the way.
6
Use a socket or a spark plug wrench to help unthread the spark plug.
7
Confirm that the piston is in the “down” position then insert a cord into the cylinder to prevent the piston from moving.
8
Use a half-inch socket to help unthread the clutch mounting nut by rotating it counter-clockwise.
9
Remove the washer and pull off the clutch.
10
Use a phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screw to release the upper rope guide from the handle.
11
Now use a flathead screwdriver to detach the lower rope guide.
12
Pull off the starter cup and remove the starter retaining clip.
13
Pull off the starter cam and ratchet pawls then remove the pulley.
14
Now remove the old starter spring, being careful not to dislodge the spring from its casing if still intact.
15
Install the new starter spring by positioning it in the housing then carefully insert the end of the spring in the notch.
16
Apply some grease to the pulley if necessary.
17
Slide the pulley onto the blower housing shaft.
18
Confirm that the starter handle reaches approximately three-quarters of the way towards the edger handle then push the pulley into place.
19
Align the ratchet pawls on the pulley and position the cam.
20
Insert the end of the retaining clip into the notch in the cam and snap the clip onto the shaft to secure the assembly.
21
Slide on the starter cup and insert the lower rope guide into the notch in the blower housing.
22
Now align the upper rope guide in the notch in the handle and replace the screw to secure.
23
Realign the clutch on the starter cup.
24
Replace the washer then thread on the mounting nut and tighten.
25
Remove the cord from the cylinder.
26
Rethread the spark plug.
27
Be careful not to over tighten the plug.
28
Reposition the gas tank on the mounting posts.
29
Realign the gearbox assembly and replace the screws to secure the assembly.
30
With the repair completed reattach the spark plug wire and boot and your edger should be ready for use.

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