I'll get things started

I'll get things started

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:10 pm

I have a "Troy bilt" weed trimmer that I bought from Lowes a while back. It's a 4 stroke model and I have to say it's complete junk.

It's hard to start and hard to keep running. I had the carb replaced under warranty a short time after I got it. That helped for a while but by the end of the summer it was back to "normal".

Anyone have experience with these things? I really hate to spend more money for a 2 cycle. But I avoid doing any edging because it's so hard to start. It's one of the models with the interchangeable tools so I avoid doing trimming, limb cutting, etc, etc. because of it too.
jpete
 
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Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:22 pm

Moved to the general forum, you posted in the classified section for selling things. ;)

I'll have to make it little clearer, coincidentally I was thinking about that this morning.
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Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:26 pm

jpete I have the 4 cycle craftsman weed trimmer and I like it a lot you can switch out different attachments just by pushing a button. It runs well, just don't over fill the oil as it will cause it to make to much preasure in the engine. I just burn regular gas in it, and seems to run fine.

Hope you get your's straightend out.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 90 dvc
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Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:15 pm

Richard S. wrote:Moved to the general forum, you posted in the classified section for selling things. ;)

I'll have to make it little clearer, coincidentally I was thinking about that this morning.


Maybe a Freudian slip on my part. I'd love to get rid of it if I didn't think I'd feel guilty about doing it. :D
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:44 pm

I have the same one and bought it in '06 I also bought the tiller attachment the grass trimmer, the blower and the saw blade cutter for serious weeds and small trees.

Havnt had a iota of trouble from it. runs very good and strong and being a gearhead i run the living hell out of it. I bet i have put 25 full tanks thru it. I have changed the oil in it 6-8 times.

what do you mean by "normal" after the carb replacement did it run well??? then after a season run like crap again??

;)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:06 pm

"Normal" means like crap. :)

After the carb was replaced, it ran OK. But since I hate yard work of any kind, that only amounts 3 or 4 uses of possibly an hour or two each.

By the end of the summer, it was back to having to pull on it about 4 dozen times(no exaggeration) before it even coughs, and then maybe another dozen times before it runs.
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:12 pm

Hmm ok so if you push the fuel primer bulb 4-5 times and put the choke lever to full it should start first shot then imediatly open choke lever. dont worry about pushing primer bulb to much this does not squirt fuel into the engine it mearly circulates it from tank to carb and back to tank.

what procedure do you use to start it???

maybe you need to hire the swedish bikini team to cut your lawn while you get them cold drinks....... 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:22 pm

No choke lever on this model. That's one of the things that makes me crazy about this thing. What kind of a manic builds small engines with no choke?!
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
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Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:27 pm

but there is one...... its not very obvious but it is there. did you read the ......... destructions?


on the backside ( inner) of the air filter toward the shaft side is a little black plastic lever. down is choke on and up is choke off.... :oops:

p.s. i have the same one bought at lowes....
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:28 pm

The model is a TB475SS

Here's the .pdf of the exploded view.

http://www.m-and-d.com/pdfs/MTD/TB475SS ... C766pl.pdf
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
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Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:33 pm

if you read reference # 24 it says carb/choke............

actually it says air filter/choke assem........ :D
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:36 pm

Nope, just went out and checked just to make sure I'm not insane.

I am, but not in relation to this. :D

I remember asking where the choke was when I had the carb replaced and was told they didn't have them. Of course, at the time I had it fixed, the local TB dealer didn't even know they made 4 strokes. Seems they were "Lowes only" at the time.
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:37 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:if you read reference # 24 it says carb/choke............

actually it says air filter/choke assem........ :D


But no lever! :D
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:39 pm

I tell ya it is almost impossible to differentiate it but I assure you it is on the black plastic air filter housing. I am unable to get to mine right now but i will take a zoom pic for ya tomorrow after lunch and we can compare.

it dont look like a lever....
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:46 pm

Yep my craftsman has the choke and also the fuel bulb. The choke on the craftsman has full half and off on the choke control.
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