Even the best and highest quality weed eater can break down or needs maintenance. And, if this happens, many people might think that this is time for you to replace your weed eater. However, this might not be the case.
There might be just a small problem that can be repaired by you. Just because your trimmer doesn’t work correctly, it doesn’t mean that it’s broken and needs to be replaced. Here are some tips on how to fix a weed eater.
Some Weed Eater Problems Can Be Fixed Yourself
Yes, something serious might break where you might need a professional to repair. However, it only happens when you don’t maintain your trimmer correctly, or if you are buying a cheap one.
Most of the weed eater problems that you might have, can be fixed yourself. It might be a simple problem that can be fixed by just cleaning or replacing the oil filter. Just because your trimmer doesn’t work correctly, doesn’t mean that it’s actually broken.
It Just Might Need a Good Clean
In most cases, the trimmer just needs a good clean. Cleaning the head, the oil filter, and the air filter. These are all things that you can do yourself. It depends on the type of trimmer you have.
Taking the trimmer’s head off and cleaning everything. Especially in the area where the string needs to be placed. This is normally the place where the cut grass is lying and this can cause your trimmer not to work properly. Nothing like a good clean to get an old weed eater to work as a brand-new one.
You Struggle to Start Your Petrol Weed Eater After the Winter
If you have a petrol weed eater this might be a problem that you have every spring. You struggle to get your weed eater to work after the winter when you didn’t use it once. With the first start, it doesn’t want to start or, idle incorrectly.
The problem might be the old petrol. Petrol in a weed eater needs to be replaced every three months. Otherwise, it is getting old and thick. And, it will not work properly. This is why you need to make sure that you are replacing the petrol with new petrol before you start using the trimmer for the first time after the winter.
Many people are cleaning the weed eater out from any petrol before the winter starts. This can prevent this problem from happening in the first place.
The Line Is Breaking All the Time
Every time that you start cutting, your line is breaking. And, it keeps on breaking. No matter what you are doing. There is nothing as frustrating as when a line is breaking when you are trying to trim the grass. When this happens there can be a couple of things wrong.
You string the line up incorrectly. The best thing to do is to remove the string from the head and start all over again. Making sure that you are following the guide in stringing a trimmer. You might leave a too-long string to cut with when you start cutting.
If your string is too long, it can cut itself off, and you are struggling with a string that is breaking all the time. Make your string shorter, so that it can just cut the grass.
The last problem is that you might have the wrong size line. Some trimmers can’t use any thickness string, and you might have bought the wrong thickness for your trimmer.
When Nothing Else Works
When you have tried all these things and nothing work, then you should consider getting a professional to look at your weed eater. This does happen that something might have broken with the mechanics of the trimmer that you can’t repair yourself.
If you don’t have any knowledge of repairing trimmers, you should not work with mechanical parts. Leave it to the professionals. And, if your weed eater is really old, it might be time for a replacement. But don’t do anything drastic without considering the mentioned faults first.
When your weed eater isn’t working as it should anymore, it might be broken or might only be filthy. There are a couple of things you can do when you need to repair your trimmer.
You can look for the fault yourself, or you can hire a professional. The only thing that you really need to do is to clean it first. You might be surprised about how clean a weed eater can get when it’s clean.
And, make sure that you are using the right thickness string. These are the common fixes that you can do yourself, that don’t require any experience or mechanical qualifications.
But if the problem is more than just a filthy filter, you should call in the professionals.