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Checking for debris or damaged blades: Visually inspect the blades and confirm there is no debris stopping the blades from moving. If there is debris ensure the machine is powered off when removing any blockages. Check the blades for any damage as a damaged cutting blade could cause the machine to stop working.
It`s not necessary to lubricate the blades of a hedge trimmer to prevent rusting because they are pre-hardened rust resistant steel. However, you can use a lubricant to clean the blades, we recommend a light spray on lubricant such as WD-40 to give a thin coating.
With a severed cord, your hedge trimmer is virtually worthless. With a small amount of money and a little ingenuity, however, you can repair the cord and have the trimmer running. If the cord left attached to the trimmer is long enough to be useable, then you simply can add a new plug to its end.
If you cannot shut the engine down with the switch then you probably have a malfunctioning switch. Disassemble any covers you need to gain access to the switch. Check that all the switch wires are intact as well as at the ignition module. Remove the switch if all the wires are connected.
An electric trimmer`s power cord, switch, or motor may fail. A gas trimmer`s engine may be faulty. The air filter or exhaust port may be blocked. The trimmer may need lubrication and cooling fins or air passages may be blocked.
The first thing to do is to ensure that the battery is fully charged. If after charging the battery you are still experiencing the problem, then it may indicate a fault with either the battery or charger. The defective item will need to be replaced.
Clipper manufacturers normally recommend professional groomers change their blade drive every 1-3 months, depending on use.
Hedge trimmer blades can be sharpened by hand, and it is recommended that you do so regularly: the job needs a flat file, a whetstone and a little careful attention. Alternatively, your STIHL dealer can sharpen the blades perfectly for you.
Hedge Trimmer blade length is a measurement from the point where the metal blade exits the plastic housing of the trimmer to the tip of the blade. The blade length is a measure of the reach of the unit and not of the cutting area. This is the industry standard for measuring hedge trimmer blades.
Tangled trimmer line often results from allowing too much line out of the trimmer`s head at one time. Keep the nylon line slightly shorter than the protective shield that covers the line as the line spins.
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.
If your engine runs, but the trimmer blades do not move when the throttle is engaged, the clutch may be broken or improperly tensioned. The clutch is attached to the crankshaft, and engages the gearbox to start rotating once a certain rotational speed is reached.
If your engine runs, but the trimmer blades do not move when the throttle is engaged, the clutch may be broken or improperly tensioned. The clutch is attached to the crankshaft, and engages the gearbox to start rotating once a certain rotational speed is reached.

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Blades wont move when power connected. Stripped it down. Motor is fine. I think it must be the gears attached to the blade unit
ANSWER : Either the gears, OR SOME machines have a “CENTRIFUGAL CLUTCH” [a safety feature] between the engine and the blades.

IF your machine has this feature, then it’s possible that the clutch has worn out and is slipping so badly that the blade won’t move.

Blade moves back and forth,but won’t cut anything
ANSWER : Check the bolts or screws holding the blades together are tight but not so tight that they cant move. Ensure blades are sharp.

I have a 22inch Craftsman Hedge Trimmer, Model No. 315.81591. When trimming a hedge near a chain-link fence, one of the steel links from the fence got caught between the blade guard and the cutter blade. Now the cutter blade won’t move, but the trimmer buzzes. Is the trimmer repairable? If it is repairable, how do I repair it?
ANSWER : The likely issue is the gear pin has been sheared. The part is no longer available from Craftsman. (P/N from sears: 616255-001)I had a similar issue with a similar electric trimmer. I removed the old pin and used a split pin and ground it down to the proper size. It’s now worked for about 2 years just fine. This requires complete dis-assembly.

The chain is stuck on chain saw.
I can’t loosen it, it will not rotate when motor is on and the motor will not turn over the blade is stuck
ANSWER : I think the chain brake is tripped… Try pulling the part just ahead of the front handle aft as far as possible. It should click (don’t panic) as it locks into place. Does the chain rotate now? HTH

Not cutting properly. blades seem to be out of sync.
try to spray oil the blades
if not helping
take the machine to be seviced you might need to sharpen the blades.

Engine runs great, accelerator responds perfectly, but the blades stopped moving. Any ideas?
ANSWER : Ensure blades are sharpened. If there are burs on blades they can seize.Blades should be lubricated with WD40 , waste oil or other lubricant.The bolts holding the two blades together shouldn’t be too tight.

I have a Poulan P2316 chain saw. The chain got stuck in a tree. After freeing it, the clutch appears to be locked up. The chain moves freely on the bar when I remove it from the saw. Thanks Alan
ANSWER : Chain wont move while motor running

Chainsaw husqvarna Hi, the problem is that the chain don’t move, kindo stuck… What do I do? Thanks
ANSWER : My chain does not want to turn when i give it gas. the chain brake is not on and nothing is cloged in the saw. i noticed that it made a funny noice like something was broken what might this be?