Garden

How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

We provide a variety of viewpoints on how to identify and fix common gardening problems. Our sources include academic articles, blog posts, and personal essays from experienced gardeners :

String trimmer line should be replaced at the start of each season as old line can be brittle and lead to easy breaks. Line may wear down faster if you`re cutting thick weeds or against hard surfaces. The traditional bump head has a round, black cutting head with a spring loaded knob in the center.

Discover Relevant Questions and Answers for Your Specific Issue

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

The head will not spin on Troy Built weed eatter
ANSWER : Sounds like your flex cable has taken a trip south. Pull the shaft off the head and take a look at the flex cable. If flex cable is ok, they your clutch is defective.

Read Full Q/A … : Garden

STRING KEEPS BREAKING ON A TROY BILT WEED EATER TB539E
ANSWER : Take a look at the hole in the spool where the business end of the string comes through. There should be a smooth metal grommet or smooth short tube there. If the metal is missing, then the string is breaking because it rubs against plastic and heats up very quickly. Or the tube or grommet might have a rough or sharp spot. You might be able to polish it up with a Dremmel type of tool.

Read Full Q/A … : Garden

I have a Troy Bilt TBP6040 XP 4 cycle weed eater with the spring assist starting. The pull cord broke and I am trying to replace it but I can’t seem to get the cord to go all the way back in. I need help. Thanks Jimmy
ANSWER : I just had this same issue. I found out that you have to take the cord out of the handle then put the spool in. You then rotate the spool back in and align the spool with the spring and fish out the cord which will put a small amout of tension on it. You keep the tension on it and put the handle back on.

Rgds,
Mark J

Read Full Q/A … : Garden

Weed eater won’t run
ANSWER : Sounds like you may just have a dirty carburetor.Youwill need to disassemble the carburetor and spray with carb.cleaner.Make sure the small screen is free of debris. (Should be able to seedaylight through it.)Use a Den Tek Brush, (http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=165357&catid=1152),to clean the small portals in carb. These portals can become blocked. Reassemble and start.If the carb. parts are more than 4 years old, you may have to replace them.If you need further assistance, just let me know.Jim

Read Full Q/A … : Garden

What should gap be between ignition module and flywheel magnets on troybilt 575ss 4 cycle weed trimmer? It is a year 2006 model.
ANSWER : Pull the module back, tighten it up and align magnets on flywheel with module. Put a business car between them and loosen the module. It will move against card. Tighten the screws there. It’s set.

Read Full Q/A … : Garden

My weed eater is leaking gas, and i dunno where from
ANSWER : Your fuel lines are probably old & brittel they are the first thing to leak on those sometimes they leak around the tank but they are really thin lines & they get hot from engine heat & dry rot easly replace both lines from carb to tank & the leak will be gone most lines are 1/4 lines in most cases

Read Full Q/A … : Garden

Troy built weed eater won’t feed line
ANSWER : Check the size of the line,(OD), make sure you are using the correct size, sometimes cheap line will be problematic, also, you said you are re-stringing it, try a new batch of string, the old string inside the hub can get chaffed and will stick to itself…

Read Full Q/A … : Garden

I put to much oil in my weed eater, lot of blue smoke came out, then it stopped. if i pour some of the oil out and let it cool off will it be ok
ANSWER : Should be ok drain oil to correct level remove spark plug clean and dry plug,with plug out crank over to remove oil from cylender,make sure air filter did not get oil soaked if dry reinstall if wet replace. reinstall spark plug and start probably will smoke untill it burns off residual oil in muffler hope this helps

Read Full Q/A … : Garden