i have a troy bilt weed eater that will not crank i took it to a repair center it sat there a week and they said they used the manual choke and it cranked. I done that for about a month and now same problem piece of crap will not crank
Make: troy bilt weedeater
cranking and it will not
Is this the two-cycle of 4-cycle? Which model? How old is it?
4 cycle tb475ss about 4 years old maybe 5
Have you checked for spark? When was the last time the valves were adjusted?
how do you check spark?
You can check for spark by removing the spark plug from the engine, putting the coil wire back on it and placing the plug in contact with the metal block. In a shaded or darkened area you should see a nice blue spark. Be careful and do not to touch the plug or wire while doing this, so you don't get an unpleasant shock.
Let me know and we'll continue.
Then you probably have a bad ignition module, but let's make absolute sure by:
If you do this and still do not have spark, the coil will need to be replaced.
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