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 String 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 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.
  • Check that the angel gear is 3/4 filled with grease. Fill if necessary using special grease.
  • Clean the fuel tank.
  • Clean the carburetor and the area surrounding it.
  • Clean the fan 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.


Conclusion:

Following these simple maintenance routines will keep your string trimmer in top shape and prevent damage from happening. Looking over your string trimmer on a daily, weekly and monthly basis will prepare the equipment to be ready anytime you may need it.