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Hedge Trimmer Maintenance

  • Check the starter, the starter cord and the return spring.
  • Make sure that the vibration-damping elements are not damaged.
  • Clean the outside of the spark plug. Remove and check the electrode gap. Adjust the gap to 0.5 mm (0.020") or change the spark plug.
  • Clean the cooling fins on the flywheel.
  • Clean or replace the muffler's spark arrest screen (not on mufflers with a catalytic converter).
  • Clean the carburetor area.
  • Clean the cooling fins on the cylinder and check that the air intake in the starter unit is not blocked.
  • Fill the gearbox with grease. This should be carried out after approximately every 20 working hours.
  • Check that the bolts keeping the blades together are tightened.
  • Clean the fuel tank.
  • Clean the carburetor and the area surrounding it.
  • Clean the fan wheel and the area around it.
  • Check the fuel filter and the fuel pipe, replace if necessary.
  • Check all cables and connections.
  • Check the clutch, clutch springs and the clutch drum with regard to wear. Replace if necessary.
  • Change the spark plug.
  • Check and clean the muffler's spark arrest screen if necessary (only mufflers with a catalytic converter).


Conclusion:

Performing these maintenance routines will keep your hedge trimmer in top shape and prevent damage from happening. Keeping to a maintenance routine will not only save you in the long run but it will keep your hedge trimmer ready for anytime you may need it.