Homelite Complaint - Won't start
Of all the gasoline lawn mowers and trimmers I have used down through the years, this handheld "weed wacker" is the most difficult to start of all of them and I have not been able to start it this season at all. It is stored indoors and fuel is replaced each year. Yet even with starting fluid the thing will not start. The instructions say to pull the cord 8 times on full choke, then 6 times at half choke BUT NO MORE. It does not say what to do after this if it does not start.
Also, at times it is incredibly difficult to pull the start cord. It feels as though pressure or resistence of some sort builds up in the cylinders as you pull the start cord a few times. Then its gone in the next few pulls and builds up again as you continue to pull the cord.