20 Most Recent Homelite Factory Reconditioned 26cc Gas-Powered MightyLite Hedge Trimmer - Page 2 Questions & Answers


Sounds like the carburetor needs a cleaning and rebuild. Make sure that you replace the diaphrams also while there.

I hope this is helpful for you.

Homelite Factory... | Answered on Aug 26, 2011


First dump the old fuel out. It starts to go bad after a month. Use only good fairly new fuel, not old stuff.

Homelite Factory... | Answered on Jul 07, 2011


sounds like a carb problem You will have to take the carb off and strip it down to parts clean out all the ports with a good cleaner I use brake clean reassemble and reset the High speed and low speed jets at 1.5 turns out then adjust from there

Homelite Factory... | Answered on Jun 15, 2011


Sounds like you are getting too much fuel to the engine. The possible reasons are located inside of the carburetor.
1. the fuel needle valve is stuck open 2. the metering diaphragm is touching the fulcrum arm (attached to the needle) too soon {may need adjustment} 3. the check valves in the carburetor are stuck open and need to be cleaned.
I recommend contacting a dealer like www.arcolawn.com and having them price a whole carburetor. Sometimes they are cheaper than the rebuild parts. Good luck
Joe

Homelite Factory... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011


please check your manual,some are 25:1,40:1 but get the mixture right as you can damage the machine.

Homelite Factory... | Answered on Sep 25, 2010


you can use a 40:1 mix if it smokes then cut it back to 32:1 but a little more oil is better than not enough so start with the 40:1

Homelite Factory... | Answered on Sep 25, 2010


Two stroke gas equipment needs a good long warm up. The heat is part of the deal. Set the choke on full chioke. Prime the bulb till you see the bulb is full. Turn the kill switch if you have one to "on" and fire it up. let it run at idle as long as it will or for a minute on this choke setting. If it dies restart and let warm up. When it is running ok but a little bit boggy then move the choke to open or half and give it some gas. If it responds then go to full open and crank it up a few revs. If it bogs or dies your unit will need service. The diaphragms in the carb are replaces as a kit and run about $6- 10. They are also easy to do if you can read and hold a screw driver. These go bad from fuel hardening every 14 months or so along with the primer bulb and hoses. Get all of this online from parts stores. Whole repair makes it like new forabout $15.00 or let someone do it for you for about $ 50.00.

Homelite Factory... | Answered on Sep 08, 2010


The line on my new 26cc Homelite would also feed out by itself. That started me thinking the line was wound backwards. I wrapped the line in the opposite direction as was shown on the bump feed reel and now the dang thing works although the bump feed needs to be "bumped" pretty hard to work. Is it possible that the reel was manufactured with the (string direction) arrows pointing the wrong direction? The new 26cc unit is also underpowered compared to my older 25cc trimmer.

Homelite Factory... | Answered on Aug 23, 2010


Abell, put a little drop of petrol in the plug hole, replace plug and give it a pull. If it fires up for a moment, it is a fuel starvation problem. Check the carb, clean and make sure the nedel valve in the bottom of the carb is not sticking. Good luck!

Homelite Factory... | Answered on Aug 11, 2010


Had the same problem: when I turn on the trimmer, the motor would hum but the blades won't move.
What I did:
1. Sprayed a ton of wd40 between the blades
2. Took a screwdriver and kinda wedged it between the blades to get them unstuck. Also removed some guck between the blades.
And it worked!

Homelite Factory... | Answered on Jun 09, 2010


THESE ARE A CHEAP ITEM AND IT JUST WHAT HAPPENS TIGHTEN THE TWO SCREWS UP #20 TORX OR A FLAT BLADE SCREW DRIVER ! OTHER THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS .CHECK THE SCREEN ON OUTPUT OF THE MUFFLER. ITS CALLED A SPARK ARRESTOR, THESE GET OIL FOULED AND MAKE EM A BEAR TO RUN . CLEAN IT UP AND SHE WILL RUN LIKE A CHAMP, THE CARB MIGHT NEED REBUILDING ,FUEL FILTER AND A SPARK PLUG IS THE FIRST THING TO REPLACE .. IF'N I WAS ANY HELP VOTE FOR ME ...THANKS.. JAY

Homelite Factory... | Answered on May 26, 2010


Remove the housing with the coil in it. Remove the screw on it, its the screw with about 3/8 washer on it. It is where the old rope was hooked up, and should still have a piece of it under the washer. It has a D shaped groove under it. take the new rope and burn the frays on it make it stiff and small. Turn the pulley around and around until it gets real tight, and align the hole in the pulley with the hole in the shroud. Take a c clamp or visegrips and clamp it in place if you can. I just hold it, then feed the rope through the hole in the shroud and pulley and rap it round D shape groove. Replace the screw and washer. Tighten it up then let go of pulley. It should zip up real quick and all way to the handle, and be real tight.

Homelite Factory... | Answered on May 11, 2010


You remove the two nuts that hold the bar on, then the cover will come off. Don't forget to loosen the adjusting screw next to the bar to loosen it. Also, don't forget that once these two nuts are off, the bar will come off as well.

Homelite Factory... | Answered on Mar 28, 2010


try homelite web site

Homelite Factory... | Answered on Dec 23, 2009


You could have a bad spark plug or ignition module.
I would find your receipt and find a warranty service center. Reconditioned unit only have a one year warranty on them. If it is in this time frame they will fix it for free.

Homelite Factory... | Answered on Dec 19, 2009

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