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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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Something could be blocking the cap, keeping the line from advancing. To inspect and replace, simply remove and clean out the bump cap housing of any debris that may be impacting its operation. If the cap is damaged, replace it. The cap allows you to feed more line when you tap it on the ground.
the trimmer line itself could be the wrong size for your trimmer or stuck in the trimmer. head line that is too thick or too thin for the trimmer head won`t feed properly. you should enter the string trimmers full model number in our website search bar to find the correct line for your trimmer.
The most common problem with a strimmer not starting is that there`s a problem with the fuel mix. Double check that you`ve used 40 parts fresh unleaded petrol to 1 part 2-stroke oil (40:1). Check the petrol you`ve used isn`t stale.
If your trimmer engine idles, but stalls on throttle, check the following parts: the gasket, primer bulb, fuel filter, air filter, fuel vent, fuel line, and carburetor. The repair and symptom guide will help you better identify the part needed to be replaced and how.
When your trimmer starts and runs on choke, it could be because the check valve in the gas cap is clogged. Start the trimmer and gently unscrew the gas cap halfway off. Turn the choke off and assess. If the engine is still running, that means the gas cap may be the culprit.
If the drive rolls are turning but the wire is not feeding, it is usually caused by inadequate drive roll pressure or a blockage in the contact tip or liner. Check the drive rolls and contact tip before moving on to the liner, which takes more time and effort to check and replace.
When your trimmer starts and runs on choke, it could be because the check valve in the gas cap is clogged. Start the trimmer and gently unscrew the gas cap halfway off. Turn the choke off and assess. If the engine is still running, that means the gas cap may be the culprit.
With an auto feed system, the trimmer will release more line whenever it starts to run short, based on an advanced internal system. The majority of models will have some kind of component that gauges the current length of the line and then releases more by taking advantage of the spinning taking place with the head.

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Auto feed doesn’t work
ANSWER : Take the end apart and make sure the line is not getting bound up or is not over filled to where it can not move freely

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I cannot get the line to feed as it is used up. bumping does no good. the spring is in place. thanks for your help
ANSWER : Did you wind in the new string in the correct direction? The string should be wound in the SAME direction that the head spins.

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I have the tb70ss and I have continuously had issues with the string feeding out so quickly it cannot be clipped by the blade. I have followed the instructions on the direction to wind the string and I am using the .95 line as recommended. I use the two holes to feed the line in and then place my finger between the two lines and wind until only a short amount remains. Once I start up the line just starts feeding and clipping until it feeds out too much and then I am done.
ANSWER : It sounds like you are winding the line in the wrong direction. You should wind the line in the opposite direction that the head spins during operation.Good Luck!Jim

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I cant figure out how to get more string through the weed waker can you help me
ANSWER : Get it spinning as fast as the motor will take it and tap the head on the ground at the same time.the centrifical force will feed out more line

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Need string for Homelite trimmer (Model UT20042)
ANSWER : Genarally the size of line for that size of line trimmer is 2.0mm

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String does not seem to feed automatically frequently have to take the spool out to re thread through the lottle holes
ANSWER : These things can be very sensitive with how the sting is coiled on the spool. Take your time and try to get it perfect. Look at the pre strung replacement spools for an example. also inspect the lever, usually under where the spool sits. Make sure its not to dirty and moves freely. After that when you want it to feed quickly pull and release the trigger a couple times. If you dont want it to feed the when you pull the trigger be sure to maintain how far you have it pulled back, then release it a little slower than usual. Lastly wait a few seconds before pulling again. If this doesnt work the lever may be worn out and defective. But they are super cheap and easy to replace.

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Homelite curved shaft timmer line problem
ANSWER : It sounds like its a bump feed which they usually are, try turning on the machine and bump the head off the ground. If this fails to work try rewinding the line on tightly and neatly with no parts of the line crossing over as this could knot it. Quick tip most heads have a arrow pointing the direction to wind the line.

Let me know if that works.

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I just go a Homelite Mighty Lite 26vt string trimmer and don”t know which
way to wind the line ( clock wise or counter clockwise .
ANSWER : You should wind it in the opposite direction of the head spin during operation.

Jim

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