It can be frustrating to work with a weed eater that is not performing or that is damage. This is because it will not only delay your work, it will end up not giving your garden the perfect look you want. If you plan completing the work quickly in order to have time to do other things and relax before the weekend comes with an end, the inefficiency of the tool will delay and this makes is more annoying. But in order to guide against such ugly occurrence, you need to ensure that your whacker is always in good working condition by maintaining it always. Proper and regular maintenance may seen to be tasking and difficult but at the end it will give you a lot of benefits. It reduces repair and it costs and also ensures that you weed eater is always in good condition. It also enhances safety during work. Here are some of the tips you should apply in order maintain your weed eater.

Make good use of your user manual

Weed eaters normally come with user manual. If you get your order, before you start using it, it is advisable that you first go through the user manual in order to find out the necessary precautionary and maintenance steps to follow. The manufacturers devote a section to maintenance in their user manual. So, check if your user manual has a maintenance section. If it has, go through it in order to know exactly what to do and what not to do. It is in this section that important parts to be cleaned regularly and how to clean them are listed. Below are some important parts to clean and maintain.

  • Spark plugs: spark plug when it is bad can affect the performance of the entire unit. In fact, it is not good, your weed will be hard to start or may not even start at all. Clean it often and change it if there is a need for that. However, as a matter safety, you have to remove it when the engine is cool. If you are charging it, make sure that you replace with the right type. The right spark plug will be indicated in the user manual. The guidelines on how to clean and replace it are contained in the user manual. So, read the manual and follow the instructions stipulated in there.
  • The air and fuel filter: Accumulation of debris, dirt and dust on the air filter can prevent it from functioning very well. If the air filter is blocked, the engine and thus the motor of the weed eater will not be able to function very well. It is therefore recommendable that you remove the air filter and properly wash it. Keep it under the sun to dry and then oil it before replacing it. But if it is no longer in good working condition, you have to buy a new one to replace it with. Fuel filter is only available in engine powered weed eaters. If you have such type of weed eater, then you have to ensure that it is always in good working condition.

Restringing your weed eater

You don't have to hire any person to restring your machine for you. It is very simple to do. When the string wears, you only have to remove the hub, cap and stool and then restring. Check the user manual also to find out how to restring the weed eater. Make sure that you are restring with the right size and type of nylon rope required. 

If you apply the above tips, you will be able to maintain your weed eater properly.