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Domon

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head shattered on the weed whacker yesterday, got a new head for 14 bucks, well worth it. Installed hte new head, gave a tune up, went to start it, and the recoil starter busted.

This things getting old, but I do love how cheap the parts are. Whole new recoil started with the blow molded plastic chassis is only 15 bucks. the busted coil spring is 10, and i have to recoil a spring. I will pay 5 dollars to not do that.
 
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kiwi

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head shattered on the weed whacker yesterday, got a new head for 14 bucks, well worth it. Installed hte new head, gave a tune up, went to start it, and the recoil starter busted.

This things getting old, but I do love how cheap the parts are. Whole new recoil started with the blow molded plastic chassis is only 15 bucks. the busted coil spring is 10, and i have to recoil a spring. I will pay 5 dollars to not do that.
Is the new head the same size as your last one or did you get a smaller model?
 

Domon

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Is the new head the same size as your last one or did you get a smaller model?
identical.

Two more problems have since identified themselves since. the thing may have just reached its end of life as it was a refurb to start with
 

gee

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I gotta get the drive belt to reliably stay on the Murray, and tweak up the ramp on the front of the shed to make driving the thing in/out of the shed a lot easier. Hopefully with that done, the missus will be out mowing the lawn too.

Riding mower definitely makes mowing the yard more fun, especially now that I have a beer cupholder on there.
 

Jehannum

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I gotta get the drive belt to reliably stay on the Murray, and tweak up the ramp on the front of the shed to make driving the thing in/out of the shed a lot easier. Hopefully with that done, the missus will be out mowing the lawn too.

Riding mower definitely makes mowing the yard more fun, especially now that I have a beer cupholder on there.
This is the most Canadian thing that ever Canada'd.
 

fly

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I gotta get the drive belt to reliably stay on the Murray, and tweak up the ramp on the front of the shed to make driving the thing in/out of the shed a lot easier. Hopefully with that done, the missus will be out mowing the lawn too.

Riding mower definitely makes mowing the yard more fun, especially now that I have a beer cupholder on there.
What about Bonnie McMurray? 🥰