I've never had a drive seize, Ive had the drive cable fall out when I dismantled one of them.Got the strimmer head off by breaking the plastic away from the retaining bolt, which annoyingly was slack. Odd that it wouldn't budge even with 12" water pump pliers.
I was hoping to pull the bearing out but it turns out it is a bronze bush pressed into the end of the tube, so no chance of getting it out. Once the head was off though I could put a spanner on the mounting spindle and work it back and fore. Loads of release fluid (on offer in Aldi at the moment) till I could turn it. Then I chucked the cordless drill on it and whizzed it backwards and forwards until it is now spinning freely.
All ready to be reassembled but I cant get the throttle cable back through. It doesn't go in a straight line so I am going to cut a hole in the plastic housing so I can poke it round the obstruction.
Then I think I have a working strimmer.
That's what had happened to my Hedgetrimmer had to stop it with the choke, but all sorted now, fixed it before mate borrowed it last week, one of the wires had come off the back of the switch.It was the bearing that was seized, the flexi cable was fine. Greased it all up and it took me 2 hours to thread the throttle cable back through because it takes a S shape path. In the end I drilled a hole in the body so I could guide it with a pick tool.
Only problem is the kill switch isn't working so I have to stop it by putting full choke on.
Sharpened my chain saw, which I have never used, then decided to climb a tree and cut 2 large branches off.
Half way through the second branch the chainsaw packs up on me! Had to finish it with a bow saw by hand.
Make sure the spark arrester (its in the exhaust ) is clean as well mate can cause a bit of back pressure when giving it the revs.I might pop the engine off tomorrow to check the wiring connectors are still in place. I know one is fine because I can see it through some vents but the other one sits behind it and can't be seen easily.
The other odd thing about this one is the exhaust is only held to the engine by a wire clip which is spring loaded, no gasket. Well the spring popped off never to be seen again first time I used it so it is held on by some copper single core wire now and is holding fine.
At the moment I am feeling like I have been run over by a bus. Problem is as long as it is sunny every day I keep going out and doing things round the garden and with a garden as big as ours there is always something to do. I see the forecast is for fine weather for the rest of the week so no rest for me.
Well done. I've lost a stone in around 10 weeks, just by cutting out the goodies. Although I've put on around 1/2 of that within 3 weeks, due to having a breakThe stresses of work etc. I'll cut back again soon.And today, I weighed in - I'm almost on 4 stone lost since mid-January, so I'm pretty pleased with that.
tbh, the morning sickness is pretty severe this time around, which is rubbish for my wife as she’s barely been able to get out of bed the last few weeks.Boom!! Your chap still works
Hope it all goes super-smoothly for you lot Birthing plan? Princess Royal?