Grass line trimmer articles

From common questions to troubleshooting cutting line problems, these articles and how-to videos can help you get the best possible results from your grass line trimmer season after season. For more DIY advice, check out our grass line trimmer repair help section for troubleshooting guidance and step-by-step repair instructions.

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Articles and videos common to all gas line trimmers

June 1, 2016
Tips for a hard-to-start grass line trimmer.

These tips may help you get your hard-to-start gas line trimmer running.

March 1, 2016
Grass line trimmer maintenance checklist.

Find out how to take care of your grass line trimmer from the start of the trimming season until the end, with this helpful maintenance checklist.

November 1, 2015
Solving 3 common problems with line trimmer cutting lines.

Follow these tips to prevent the cutting line on your grass line trimmer from breaking or feeding out too much or too little.

June 1, 2015
How to tune up a grass line trimmer video.

Tune of your grass line trimmer, following the steps in this video.

June 1, 2015
How to replace a line trimmer fuel line video.

Follow the steps in this video to replace a leaking fuel line in a line trimmer.

March 1, 2015
Grass line trimmer common questions.

From what kind of fuel to use to why your gas line trimmer won't start, here are the questions our experts hear most often about grass line trimmers.

March 1, 2015
Easy DIY grass line trimmer repairs.

Learn about some very easy do-it-yourself repairs for a grass line trimmer.

Symptoms for gas line trimmers

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Main causes: stale fuel, clogged fuel filter, faulty spark plug, clogged air filter, cracked fuel lines, clogged carburetor
Main causes: stale fuel, cracked fuel lines, dirty carburetor, bad spark plug, worn piston rings
Main causes: cracked fuel lines, bad carburetor seals, leaky fuel tank cap, damaged fuel tank
Repair guides for gas line trimmers

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your grass line trimmer.

October 1, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a line trimmer carburetor

If the line trimmer won't start even though there's fuel in the tank, the carburetor could be the problem. Follow these instructions to replace the carburetor in under 30 minutes.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
October 1, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to rebuild a line trimmer carburetor

If the line trimmer engine won't start even though there's fuel in the tank, the carburetor could be the problem. Follow these instructions to do the job in under 30 minutes.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
October 1, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a line trimmer fuel line

The fuel line on a grass line trimmer deteriorates with time and eventually can split or crack. You can replace it yourself, following these instructions.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less