Weed whip recommended maintenance tips

Step 1: Clean and Inspect the Trimmer

Clean the string trimmer to keep it performing well. Dust, grime and caked-on grass clippings build up on the debris shield and trimmer head and can lead to inefficiency and possible malfunction if not cleaned. Wipe the trimmer parts down with a rag after use and before storing it.

Step 2: Replace Trimmer Line

No matter if your trimmer model is gas-powered or electric, both require replacement of the trimmer line periodically. The type of head on your trimmer does determine how you replace the line though. You will most likely have a single or dual-line head. This means that there will be one or two protruding pieces of line for cutting.

Step 3: Check/Change Oil and Fuel

If you’re using a gas-powered string trimmer, you need to maintain its engine by considering its fuel/oil requirements. Gas-powered string trimmers use oil and gasoline to function, with some using a fuel/oil mixture, depending on the type of engine. Four-cycle engines have separate gas and oil reservoirs, while 2-cycle engines operate on a mixture of gasoline and 2-cycle engine oil.”

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Of course, you’ll want to make sure that you’re storing your weed whip properly too. Whatever you do, don’t leave it outside where the harsh elements can cause damage. Instead, keep it in your garage or shed during the cold season and make sure to clean it thoroughly as well as drain the fuel tank.

If, when spring returns and your weed whipper isn’t working, call Robbinsdale Marine at 763-533-0300 and ask about our weed whip repair services.

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