How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?
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Usually this is the result of the cutting head being taken too close to objects, e.g. garden stones, paving edges, walls etc. The cutting line must be allowed to rotate freely and the correct diameter and type of line should be used.
The head of the trimmer can be the culprit for many reasons. Firstly, since the head is made of multiple attachments, any of them malfunctioning will cause poor performance. These parts breaking or losing placement can make your string unwind from its position.
If this cap is broken or worn out over time, it can malfunction, causing too much line to feed out when you bump it. Depending on its damage, it could be getting hung up as it tries to return, allowing the line to continuously advance. To replace it, simply remove and replace the bump cap with a new one.
Here`s the deal, some lawn care pros have found that they can simply see the string better when they edge without a guard on. This allows them to better control the cut the trimmer is making as they walk along the edge they are clearing. Which can allow you to make a straighter cut and a sharper edge.
If you decide to run a longer trimmer line, you need to completely remove the guard. If you only remove the blade, the trimmer line will get too long and get wrapped up in the guard. As the string wraps around the guard it increases the resistance on the engine and causes the engine to lose its power and RPMs.
If you see no line sticking out of the ports on the trimmer head, you may not have bump-fed the line often enough. Push the bump head down with one hand and pull out line with your other hand until you can touch the cutting guard with the tip of the line.
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.
Your blades are too blunt
If you notice lines in your lawn after you mow it, you should check to ensure that your blades are sufficiently sharp for cutting. To make sure that your blades are suitable, you should sharpen them between once and twice per season.
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I have been given an old flymo electric lawn mower model e30-11 but have not yet used it as there was no manual given to me. Is ther a manual still available online?
Yep go to this web page and you can find the manual you need.
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I Have a flymo twister 2500 blow / vac it sucks up leaves and doesnt cut them up , gets blocked and therefore doesnt work, what can i do?
Your machine is very sensitive. By that I mean it will only take in leaves and nothing else. A little twig will jam it. I don’t know what you mean by cut them up because you machine is not a chipper. You have one impeller which does the two jobs of sucking and blowing. If I am not mistaken it is plastic too which makes it not too strong. If you need to change the impeller, do so and just use it to blow debris. Good Luck
When my flymo lite 250 engine is running the end does not turn to cut the grass
Could be anything from a stripped drive shaft to a loose or stripped trimmer head. You’ll probably need to take it to a repair shop to have them diagnose the problem and locate the replacement parts if it’s anything other than a stripped trimmer head bolt.
I have a flymo 400 petrol mower with a b&s motor, it starts fine and runs but surges all the time…. any one know? i have given it a service and spring clean as you do but no change … cheers people
Sounds like you have dirt/debris in your caburetor jets,fuel passages or a diaphgram that is becoming non-flexible. Be sure to Check/Clean/Replace your Air Filter, a dirty air filter can make your engine run to rich with fuel.
NOTE: Before you disassemble the carburetor:
Make sure you mark each piece with a awl, or some kind of instrument that will make an alignment scratch before you dissemble the carburetor into separate pieces.That way you will know which way it goes back together when you reassemble it.
Be sure to check your fuel tank for water and dirt/debris, if there is water/debris then you need to clean your tank.Also check you fuel line condition after a while they will degrade and need replacment.Check/Clean/Replace your fuel filter if you have one.Also make sure you are using fresh fuel.If the mower is over a couple of years old, then I recommend that you buy and install a new carburetor repair kit,because the diaphragm will get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.
Sometimes you can get by with priming the carburetor or using starting fluid and letting it run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.I recommend that you use a laquer thinner type cleaner to clean and dissolve the laquer build-up in the float and needle jet passages.Be sure to remove all plastic and rubber parts before using the laquer thinner because it can dissolve the plastic parts and render them unuseable.Be sure to use COMPRESSED AIR to blow out all the fuel and air passages.Be careful when blowing out the passages, because there are sometimes small rubber type seats in the bottom of some of the passages.Keep in mind that the float (if you have one) for the carburetor must be level when you go to reassemble the carburetor or follow the instructions you get with the carburetor kit.When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, you will first need to lightly seat the jet screws.But before you lightly seat the jet screws count the number of turns it takes to seat the jet screws from their original position.Be sure to mark the turns down on a piece of paper.That way when you put the jets back in, you know to lightly seat them first and then turn them back out to their original position before you started.Once you have your carburetor rebuilt that should solve your problem.
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SMOKE AND SPARKS OUT OF ELECTRIC MOTOR ON FLYMO MOWER
No doubt the brushes have decided they need replaced .
My flymo woodshark has just died whilst cutting a branch no smell or anything cant find manual is there one on line or can uhelp tried fuse in plug no help
Yes there is a manual at the black and decker website, when you get to their main page, scroll down to the bottom and click on instruction manuals, then you will put in the model no. and it will take you to the download. It is easy. take care and good luck
I have a lt 2000 15.5 briggs and when i go to
Sometimes when these sit over the winter, and one of the valves are open, the valve will stick that way. Unfortunately the only way to fix it is to take the cylinder head off, lubricate the valve stem, and manually work it. It will loosen up enough to close on its own power, then you can put it back together and run it.
Flymo problems model 350 clutch brake does not release causing belt to break.
The clutch brake is a non servicable item, you need to remove the motor, belt and brake assembly take out the screws, remove and replace the clutch brake.