So, does the trimmer head stop when idling? If it doesn't, then you do not have a clutch. Can you describe the smell? Is the smell from the engine area or trimmer head? Is there any smoke?Is there anyone out there that can help me get this to running properly? I looked fopr a plastic type clutch, but I did not see one .
As long as it's not damaged, it should pull or slide right out of the housing from the top. If it does not come out easily, then it may be broken and snagged on the liner or it may have melted the liner inside and be hung on it.Can you explain how to take the flex shaft out of the outer shaft?