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2016/06/07 08:59:50 (permalink)
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Honda Weed Eater

I have a well used Honda weed eater that has been one of the best pieces of equipment I own. It has never failed to crank and run when I called upon it. Recently it has started something strange.....It will start and run fine for as long as you want to run it. If, however, you shut it down after 15 minutes or more use it will not start at all no matter how many times you pull the string. Its almost like a vapor lock or some electronic part is getting hot not working any longer. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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    Mikel1
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    Re: Honda Weed Eater 2016/06/07 09:49:51 (permalink)
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    What model Honda is it?
    How long before it will start again? Try opening gas cap to relieve any pressure after you are done running it then try to startup after the 15 minutes.
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    Re: Honda Weed Eater 2016/06/12 19:52:46 (permalink)
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    It runs for a while, long enough for it to get hot. If you have to shut it down for any reason or let it die it will not crank again until it cools completely.  Its a GX25.
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    Re: Honda Weed Eater 2016/06/13 11:20:43 (permalink)
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    So it's a 4 stroke. Intake valve could be too tight, this would make it hard to restart. Easiest way to narrow it down would be to let it cool down some. Take out spark plug and dribble a little fuel in cylinder, reinstall spark plug and try to start.
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    Re: Honda Weed Eater 2016/06/14 11:07:18 (permalink)
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    Mike, If I had to guess....the valves have probably never been adjusted. I inherited this trimmer. Would you know by chance what the spec is on the valve adjustment? 
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    Re: Honda Weed Eater 2016/06/14 11:37:04 (permalink)
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    Owner's manual has
    .08 +/- .02mm on intake valve
    .11 +/- .02mm on exhaust valve
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    Re: Honda Weed Eater 2017/06/29 21:31:37 (permalink)
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    Easiest way to narrow it down would be to let it cool down some. Take out spark plug and dribble a little fuel in cylinder, reinstall spark plug and try to start.
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