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Solo Auger Help Needed

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I sold my old Tecumseh Strikemaster Lazermag and bought the new SOLO lazermag. Bad mistake. First time out the re-coil screws up. Strikemaster has a video on how to remove the re-coil and fix the problem with WD40.Seems to be a very common problem. I repair as directed. Go fishing and will not start. Pull,Pull,Pull. Finally it starts but the re-coil rope does not go all the way back in. I better drill a hole while the auger is running. Wow this really drills a hole fast. I let off the throttle and the engine will not go back to idle. It is stuck at about half throttle. I depress and release the throttle lever , but it stays stuck. I shut off the engine at the switch. Fishing friend removes the re-coil and sees that the spring came off. He comments " boy, there is nothing heavy duty in this re-coil. He fixes the re-coil and we really want to fish and its tough for two guys to fish out of one hole. So we try to get the SOLO started again. It will not start . Thought engine still warm so did not choke ,or prime bulb. It will not start. I decide to choke and prime the bulb. I now see that there is no fuel in the line to the carb. I pump the bulb many times, but no gas in the line. Maybe carb jet plugged? All I know is my old Tecumseh was very reliable, and I wish i had it back.

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CJH

Call Strikemaster.

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Just bought the same auger to replace a worn out tecumseh. I had problems with the recoil and then trying to get the grease out had it go boing and the broke the end off the spring trying to fix it. Took it to strikemaster and they fixed. The auger however seems to start fine. I don't even have to use the primer to get it to start. 2 pulls with choke on and then 1 more with it off. At least in the garage. Taking it out this weekend and will find out in real world. In any case, call strikemaster they will back it to the hilt.

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