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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: Homelite blower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My Homelite blower recoil starter tore up. The blower is old and plastic breaking up but still run good. Didn't want to get all stuff to fix it right so I cut a hole in the plastic so I could put a socket on the crank nut and spin with cordless drill. It wouldn't start. I trouble shoot and not getting spark. It doesn't have kill switch and it is spinning plenty fast. Why, did it stop sparking??
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: Homelite blower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Are you by chance spinning it backwards.??
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:50 am    Post subject: Re: Homelite blower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I doubt that your drill will spin fast
enough to create a spark.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:53 am    Post subject: Re: Homelite blower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That is the first thing I thought. If you play that game with some chainsaws the nut on the flywheel comes off. Might be time to hit the flea market. There are used blowers of all sizes all over the place. Little hand held units right up to commercial backpack blowers. Many of them in a surprisingly good condition. Rental outfits turn their inventory over usually yearly. Tax write off. I know two gu6s who buy Everything they have and referb it. About 80% is fixable and the rest need some parts. Demolition saws and some other stuff is usually trash. People just love to remove plugged up air filters and keep on cutting.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Homelite blower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

UPDATE: Spark plug wire was cut nearly half way through by some plastic it was laying against. Without that plastic the cut was laying on metal. When I noticed that and put that plastic back on the spark plug wire doesn't lay on metal and it starts right up with the drill. As some one mentioned about the nut coming off I am also concerned. If that happens there is enough crank sticking out I can double nut it and I doubt it would ever come loose.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Homelite blower Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Gary Reif wrote:
(quoted from post at 12:50:15 07/11/19) I doubt that your drill will spin fast
enough to create a spark.


A cordless drill can spin it fast enough to start the engine.

Problem is the engine will only spin as fast as the drill. In other words you need a One Way bearing or Ratcheting connector that will allow the socket to "free wheel" once the engine fires. Without one the engine will only spin the same RPMs as the drill. So when the drill stops so will the engine unless you have enough torque for the engine to over ride the drill.

Then to add. If you look at most small two stroke engines. The flywheel nut comes off in the same direction as the engine rotates.

Spinning the engine backwards would not cause a loss of spark. It would only be out of time. Same as it would with a sheared flywheel key. It will spark. But not run correctly if at all.

Plug, kill switch wiring, coil & plug wire..
 
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