Model #PE550 TYPE 3 WEEDEATER Edger

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Q:

Water around dehumidifier PE550TYPE3 Weedeater Edger

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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be more than happy to help with your dehumidifierIf the drain hose adapter is connected properly to the drain tube port all the water should be directed out the drain tube port into the hose adapter and out the water hose. The water will not be directed into the bucket. Water is not going to drain if the garden hose has any incline to it.

Note:

Be sure that the water hose is laying flat.

It's possible that when you inserted the garden hose adapter it may have missed the drain tube elbow fitting. If the garden hose adapter did not slip over the drain tube the water will drip down and into the bucket instead of out the garden hose.

I recommend pulling the bucket out and check to see if the garden hose adapter aligned over the drain tube fitting. You should see an elbow that all the water drips out of. The garden hose adapter must fit snug over the drain tube elbow or it leak the water into the bucket instead.

 

 

I trust this information will help you, have a great day.  

 

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CarlosZ -
Sears Technician
February 24, 2015
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Replace a hose PE550TYPE3 Weedeater Edger

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Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect. I will be more than happy to assist you with your dishwasher.

From the information you have provided above, the model number you entered pulls up a weed eater not a dishwasher. If you can please resubmit your question with a correct model number we will be able to further assist you with the issue.

I hope you found this information useful. Again thank you for choosing Sears, we appreciate your business, have a great day.

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Benny23 -
Sears Technician
January 12, 2015
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Gas Edger does not start - Weed Eater PE 550 type 3

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I am sorry that you are having some difficulties with your edger. I suggest you add to the thread of this question and include the full model number of your edger so that the expert can provide you with a more detailed answer. I did manage to find a link with a similar question. I hope this helps with your research while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
March 23, 2013
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Model Number is PE550 from Weed Eater. a) I read somewhere that when I pull starter String multiple time, I should see spark plug wet on the tip but my park plus is absolutely dry. b) It run as long as it has starter fuel directly inserted via Spark plug hole. c) I checked compression by putting my finger in spark plug hole, it does give pressure when I pull string. Carburetor has 2 bolts to tight to plastic base but one of them lost thread, could this be reason ?

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Bhuwan -
March 25, 2013
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I am sorry you are having a problem with the edger. You indicated that you replaced the fuel lines. I assume that you replaced the fuel pick-up/filter inside the tank. Make sure that you have the proper mix of fresh fuel/oil in the tank. Make sure that you have enough fuel/oil mix in the tank and that the pick-up/filter is submerged in the fuel.

 

The engine needs three things to run. They are fuel, compression and spark. Let’s check for those first. Try to start the engine as you normally do. After you pull the rope, a few times remove the spark plug. The end of it should be wet if it is getting fuel. If not, then you probably have a fuel line problem since you just replaced the carburetor.

 

If the spark plug is wet after try to start the engine, I recommend checking for spark. Allow the spark plug to dry before testing the spark. Conduct that test away from the cylinder. I found a video that will aid in checking for spark. Here  is the video. That video shows a chain saw but the process will be the same for your edger. If you are not getting spark then you may have a bad spark plug or a failed ignition module.

 

If you have spark I recommend checking for compression. To do this you need a compression gauge. You should be able to loan one from Auto zone. They have a loan a tool program. Once you have the gauge installed pull the rope a few times fast. You should have a reading of at least 90 psi. If you do not have this reading there is a problem in the cylinder. This type of repair usually exceeds the valve of the unit.

 

You can order parts from this page: Weed Eater Gas Edger Model PE 550 Type 3 Repair Parts.  

 

If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

 

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician examine and repair the edger, you can carry it into your nearest Sears Store or Sears Repair Center. Here is a link that provides more information about locations and repair service: Sears Yard Tool Repair Service. 

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 25, 2013
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If you are missing a screw on that carburetor, that could be causing your problem.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 25, 2013
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Thanks Lyle for taking time to respond. I am getting good spark, old plug was good but I replaced. I didn't change Fuel filter inside tank as it was clean and good. When I prime I get very good flow from return tube inside tank. Fuel is old and I didn't change as my trimmer is working fine with that fuel so I have to change that first. I checked compression by hand so I will follow your advice and rent, if it is not very expensive to rent. Regarding Bolt on Carb, it is not missing but loose as base plate which is plastic lost threads, I may have to order that plate but for testing I can fix it by adding some cotton thread there. I removed cable from Spark plug while plug is still there and pulled rope multiple times, checked plug - it is very dry. I am suspecting engine is not sucking fuel from Carb, Also I noticed Cylinder Assy where spark plus is mounted is connected to piston area by 2 bolts and is bit lose. Need some special Allen Key to reach there, I tried with screw driver but it is very hard to tight. Could a leakage here and there may cause Engine not to suck fuel from Carburetor ?

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Bhuwan -
March 25, 2013
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Your details indicate that you are not getting fuel to the cylinder. The problem with the loose fastener on the carburetor and the cylinder assembly. The system is probably not able to pull a vacuum and suck gas into the cylinder due to those leaks. I recommend that you resolve those issues and then see if you are getting gas into the cylinder.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 26, 2013
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It is working now !!! Thanks Lyle for your advice. Tighten all lose bolts, changed existing fuel with fresh fuel amd also borrowed Compression Tester from Auto Zone, tested for 100 PSI. This just need some fine tuning on Carburetor for idle and hi speed. I didn't know one can borrow tool from Auto Zone - thanks for the tip !

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Bhuwan -
March 31, 2013
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This worked just for 1 day and refused to start again. Compression was 100 PSI when I tested last time but it is only 60 PSI now. Fuel Tank was clean, new fuel line, new carbuerater and everything was OK. Is 60 PSI not enough ? It is not starting even with fuel mix via Spark Plug. Spark is OK. Can someone please guide. If 60 PSI is low then I may have to trash it. Thanks !

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Bhuwan -
May 01, 2013
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