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 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.
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.......
Nope, just went out and checked just to make sure I'm not insane.
I am, but not in relation to this.
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.
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.