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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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The most common problem with a string trimmer is that the unit runs out of string. The string may also be twisted or loose on the spool. The cutting head may be dirty or the head outlet guide may be bent. An electric trimmer`s power cord, switch, or motor may fail.
Another reason the feeding line may not be working is that the line or lever is old and worn. An old line is more likely to kink and get jammed in the trimmer. If this is the issue, replace the line, making sure to get the correct size, and wind it neatly in the direction indicated on the spool.
over time the arrestor can become clogged with soot which may cause the trimmer engine to stall. you can try cleaning the arrestor with a wire brush. but you may need to replace it with a new.
A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the string trimmer for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and prevent the engine from starting.
The quick and easy answer is every 6 months or so. Unlike disposable razors that are made of thin and fragile materials that only withstand a few shaves, the blades of electric razors are much more solid and can last for months.
How long do the batteries last? Most cordless strimmers use an 18V-20V battery with a 2Ah to 2.5Ah capacity, which will generally last for around 20 to 30 minutes of use.
The most common reason for the cord refusing to rewind is a broken or worn out recoil spring. This tiny spring hooks onto the pulley and is stretched out when you pull the cord; when you let go the spring is meant to snap back to its original position.
Unless hair clippers are dropped, you can expect them to last 10 years or longer. Hair clippers that are used every sing day, day in and day out are probably going to last on the shorter end of that spectrum, probably closer to 10 years or so.
This can be due to corrosion, scratches or general wear. As a result, the cutting edges of the cutter comb of your blades are no longer sharp, reducing their ability to cut. Sharpening the blade is required to reface the cutting surfaces restore these sharp edges.
If you`ve used the correct procedure to start your Stihl trimmer and it does not start, the problem is likely related to either the spark, the fuel or the air circulation in the combustion chamber. More often than not, it`s an easy fix, possibly involving replacement of a spark plug or air filter.
Turn on the ignition switch and pull the starting cord quickly. You should see a spark in the plug gap. Since the spark may be faint, it may help to do the test in a dark area. If there is no spark, check for a broken or shorted (bare) lead wire or bad switch.

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Seems to not be releasing new line
ANSWER : Is the spool seated on the rachet properly?

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Can black and decker electric hedge clippers be replaced?
ANSWER : Simple answer NO

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The line continually spools out. Used both rolls of line to trim my yard 1st time I used it.
ANSWER : Pull the line spool off and check to see if the line is on backward. There is an arrow showing the correct direction to wind. Good luck…Lee

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My trimmer slows down when applied to material to cut; on its own it runs fine. its electric & feels like its going to stall when you’re cutting. what gives?
ANSWER : Take it apart and clean the slip rings and brushes

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Black and decker electric grass hog was working
ANSWER : Http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aaea_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-black-and-decker-Site/Sites-cpo-master-catalog/default/v1277807851982/dw_manuals/black-and-decker/bdkngh1000/bdkngh1000_manual.pdf

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I have the black and decker 22″ hedge trimmer.  I haven’t used it more than say 3 times.  All of a sudden as I am trimming a bush, it goes out.  I tried a different plug, extension cord, etc.  and it still doesn’t work.  So I know it is the unit.  Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
ANSWER : If you only used it three times from new then I would take it back to where I bought it.

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My black and decker grass hog wont last about 5 minutes and the line empty?
ANSWER : Have you tried re assembley? take it apart and completely redo the whole line reel. i f this does not work. Contact Black and Decker online.

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I have an Electric grass hog dual string trimmer. One side uses the string in a couple of seconds the other side does fine. i do not have an instruction manual.
ANSWER : Wind the strings in the direction of the arrow on the spool.

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