How To Fix A Weed Eater That Won’t Spin


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    If you’ve ever had your weed eater’s spinning head fail to start up, you know how frustrating it can be and how it can delay your lawn work!

    But don’t worry – in this guide our team at Whack Your Weeds through some troubleshooting steps that will help get your weed eater head back up and spinning in no time. Plus our team of experts will share some tips on how to prevent this issue from happening again in the future. So let’s get started!

    Check the line

    Sometimes your string trimmer will stop spinning due to problems with the line. Over time the line will break away and need to be replaced! If you can’t feed any more line into the trimmer head it is time to get a new spool!

    Make sure to get the right size trimmer line

    When replacing the line in your weed eater, it’s important to get the right size. If you get a trimmer line that’s too thick or thin, it can cause problems with your spinning head. Most brands like Husqvarna and  BLACK+DECKER use a .095 inches (2.41 millimeters) diameter line is suitable for most residential weed eaters.

    Clean out the spool

    Regularly cleaning out your spool is an important part of maintaining your string trimmer. Debris like grass and small twigs can build up over time, and if you don’t clean it out, your spool won’t be able to spin correctly!

    So make sure to take a few minutes once in a while and remove any dirt, sand, or other remnants that have accumulated around and inside the spool.

    We recommending using a toothpick or cotton swab to carefully remove the debris and make sure nothing gets stuck inside. Slide the tip of the toothpick around the grooves and clean out any debris that is preventing the head from spinning!

    Make sure the guard is in place

    The safety of everyone should be your priority while working on your lawn. Most string trimmers have a safety guard that will protect you from flying objects!

    This is important to preventing any kind of accident from happening. Most modern string trimmers will not function without the guard attached, so don’t forget to give it a quick check before you get started.

    If the guard has come off of your weed eater, all you need to do is reattach it in the same manner as when it was initially installed. Make sure there are no loose parts and that everything is secured tightly for maximum safety.

    If the safety guard is not secured properly, take a few moments to reattach it. It’s well worth taking the time to double check everything and ensure that the guard is ready and secure!

    Inspect the motor

    Checking the condition of your motor can be an important step in keeping your weed eater trimmer head running well. You may find that simply cleaning it or tightening a few connections can get it running as good as new, but if the problem persists, you may need to go with a full replacement.

    It’s helpful to regularly inspect the motor and its components so you can spot any issues early on and avoid major damages down the line – not to mention entry higher repair costs! Don’t be intimidated. With some knowledge, the right tools and a little maintenance you will be able to extend the life of your string trimmer head.

    There you have it! With these four simple steps and a little help from our team of lawn care experts you can take the necessary precautions to make sure your weed whacker is always in the best condition possible.

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