Gas Line Trimmer: Runs rough
If the fuel has been in the tank unused for months, it can pick up moisture and fail to ignite (that's why you should drain the fuel before storing for the winter or add fuel stabilizer to the tank). Replace the fuel with fresh gas if it's old and untreated with stabilizer. You might also need to replace the fuel filter at the same time. Performing preventive maintenance including a line trimmer tune-up will also help the engine run smoothly.
Check the fuel lines for cracks and replace them if necessary. If you still have problems after checking those issues, consider replacing or rebuilding the carburetor.
Replace the grass line trimmer fuel lines
Fuel lines become brittle over time and can crack or tear. Replace a fuel line that's brittle or damaged. Be careful to install new fuel lines on the engine the same way the original fuel lines were configured.
Replace the grass line trimmer carburetor
The carburetor mixes air and gasoline in the proper proportions to create a combustible gas. If the engine starts and then sputters, or doesn't start at all due to lack of fuel, you might need to replace carburetor. It's often more cost effective and practical to replace the carburetor rather than rebuild it.
Rebuild the grass line trimmer carburetor
Rebuild kits are available for most carburetors. The kit contains essential components for rebuilding a carburetor, such as diaphragms, seals and gaskets. You can sometimes fix a fuel supply problem by dismantling and cleaning a carburetor. Use the kit to rebuild the carburetor after cleaning it.
Do grass line trimmer preventive maintenance
Proper maintenance ensures that a grass line trimmer runs smoothly and works properly. Refer to your owner's manual for guidance in maintaining the line trimmer. Replace parts such as the air filter, fuel filter and spark plug.
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.
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.
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.
Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your grass line trimmer.
These tips may help you get your hard-to-start gas line trimmer running.
Follow the steps in this video to replace a leaking fuel line in a line trimmer.