Why does whipper snipper line keep breaking?

Why does whipper snipper line keep breaking?

The most frequent cause of a line breakage is through contact with something in the garden. Usually this is the result of the cutting head being taken too close to objects, e.g. garden stones, paving edges, walls etc.

What can go wrong with a strimmer?

Common Reasons Why a String Trimmer Won’t Start

  • Stale fuel.
  • A dirty or cracked spark plug.
  • Faulty magneto coil.
  • Improper venting of the cap on the gas tank.
  • A blocked fuel filter.
  • A very dirty air filter.
  • Clogging of the carburetor from gum deposits due to gas being left in the tank over winter.

Why does my strimmer line keep jamming?

Replace the line with one having the correct diameter Subsequently, it will jam if you have replaced it with one that’s too thick. The best place to confirm the right diameter for your unit is once again the operator’s manual. Go through it and note the recommended diameter and order one that’s right.

Should trimmer line be soaked in water?

Trimmer line does tend to dry out over time and becomes more brittle. Storing it or soaking it in water will help reduce line breakage and make the line more flexible. Be sure to deplete your supply of last year’s line before you purchase new line and begin using it.

How does a whipper snipper work?

When the trigger is pulled, a cable opens the throttle on the carburetor which accelerates the engine. This causes the clutch flyweights to extend outward and engage the drive shaft which rotates the trimmer head. As the trimmer head rotates, the trimmer line spreads out to cut through grass, weeds, or low foliage.

How do you service a whipper snipper?

Whipper Snipper Standard Service

  1. Change Oil (4-strokes only)
  2. Drain Fuel Tank.
  3. Flush Fuel Tank.
  4. Change Fuel.
  5. Check / Renew Trimmer head assembly#
  6. Check / Renew Fuel Filter.
  7. Check / Renew Fuel Lines.
  8. Check / Renew Primer Bulb.