Weed eater is a very important gardening tool for trimming grasses especially around the areas that cannot be trimmed or cleared with a lawn mower. An example of such area is the driveway. Some models are multipurpose meaning that they can be used as edges as well as a mower.
If you have a string trimmer regardless of the type, it is important that you take good care of it always so that it will deliver good result to you. Nothing can be more frustrating than working with a weed whacker that does not deliver good result.
This is why you have to maintain your weed eater so that it will give you what you want. Here are some of the tips that you should apply in order to care for your string trimmer.
- Always check the user manual
Many consumers rarely look at the user manual of any product they have. But most companies include maintenance tips in their user manuals. So, if you have a weed eater, ensure that you keep the user manual and always go through it. Check the maintenance page of the user manual to see what you have to do in order to take care of your string trimmer. Maintenance tips about some important parts like the fuel and air filters, spark plugs, cleaning and performance units. So, take time with them. The information you get will help you to know exactly what to do in order to prevent your string trimmer from spoiling.
- Spark plugs
Spark plug is one of the most important part of your string trimmer. Your tool may not be able to start if the spark plug is not good. It can also stall when you are working with it as a result of bad spark plug. So, it is important that you take care of it. When the engine of your weed eater is not on, clean around the spark plug. If it has become bad, then you have to change it in order to keep your weed whacker at its best. When you remove the spark plug from the engine or when you are replacing the older one, you have to go through the user manual to find out how to do that.
- Air & fuel filters
Air and fuel filters are two important parts of weed eaters that require maintenance. These parts of string trimmer prevent debris and dirt from entering the engine. Debris and dirt can make the engine to malfunction or damage. This is why the air and fuel filters are very important and should be maintained. Occasionally, you have to bring out these parts and then remove dirt and debris from them by washing them. In this way, you will prevent them from getting clogged up.
- Performance and cleaning
If you are living at a higher elevation, you may need to readjust the idle speed. The driveshaft is another important part that you should try to maintain. This part makes it possible for other attachments to be used in a string trimmer.
If you leave it without greasing it, you are exposing it to damages. The instruction on how to clean and grease this part is normally contained in the user manual of most brands of weed eaters. Ensure that you carefully read through the manual instruction in order not to damage your weed eater.
- Engine, fuel and oil
One fact that most string eater users do not know is that there are different requirements for different engines especially when it comes to oil and fuel. You will find the oil-to-gasoline ratio of an engine in the product specification.
You should always ensure that you make use of the right oil and fuel and keep them in the right ratio. If you are using a four-cycle engine, you should ensure that you change the oil on regular basis. The user manual will also be of help here.
The above are some of the tips you should apply in order to take good care of your weed eater.