Non-electric Homelite leaf blowers use a starter string, also referred to as a pull string, to start the engine. This cord can become worn and break over time due to repeated usage. If your Homelite leaf blower’s starter string breaks, you can replace it yourself to save time and money. To replace a Homelite leaf blower starter cord, you’ll have to disassemble the compressor to add access to this starter assembly.
Unscrew the fastenings that link the two parts of the compressor casing with the screwdriver; both the shroud cover along with the blower fan cap will be removed to expose the starter assembly. The older string is wrapped round the starter pulley at the middle of this unit.
Cut the broken starter string with the utility knife and then remove it in the pulley. Focus on the management the cord is wrapped around the pulley; you’ll have to re-wrap the new cord at precisely the same direction.
Cut a new cord that is the same length as the old wire with the knife knife. Tie a knot in its finish and cut the excess cord to 1/8 inch with the knife knife. Light the frayed end of the string for 1 second with the lighter to seal it and prevent it from fraying.
Feed the newest cord through the starter guide to the pulley with your fingers, putting it precisely where the old wire had been. Wind the cord around the pulley two times in precisely the same way as the old cord.
Reattach the casing and refasten the screws with the screwdriver.
Detach the handle and starter bushing in the old string with the screwdriver. The starter bushing is the tiny cylindrical piece in the middle of the casing. Catch the newest cord through the bushing and the handle, leaving sufficient cord so that the handle rests against the casing.
Tie a simple knot in the cord to hold it on the handle. Cut off excess cord with the utility knife and then mild the frayed finish with the lighter for 1 second to seal it. Replace the handle cover with the screwdriver and screws.