When the starter cord on your gas powered trimmer breaks or becomes jammed, you may think that you'll need to buy a whole new trimmer. However, this is not the case. You can purchase a new starter assembly at either a hardware store or order one online and install it yourself. It should only take you about five minutes and will save you a lot of money.
Disconnect your gas trimmer's spark plug wire from the spark plug.
Locate the screws holding the starter assembly in place. The screws should be located near the handle of the pull cord.
Use a hex driver to remove the screws. The starter assembly should now slide right off.
Slide the new starter assembly into place and give the cord a little pull. This will engage the cord in the engine's crankshaft.
Replace the screws and tighten into place. Put the spark plug wire back into place. Test your new starter rope by starting your gas trimmer as per the manufacturer's directions.