Instructions To Help You Clean Your Weed Wacker. Keeping your weed wacker up and running requires a combination of things like maintenance, repairs and cleaning. You can keep your wacker working for you for a much longer time than if you don’t do any of these things. We’re going to focus on cleaning in this article. We’ll show you the steps on how to properly clean your weed wacker so that it stays on the right track. Before we begin, we want to remind you that you need to ensure that you follow all safety precautions to prevent any injuries while cleaning. Now, here goes… Step 1: Turn the switch to the off position. Take the batter out or unplug the weed wacker. The weed wacker must be disconnected from its power source. Step 2: Use a stiff brush to remove loose pieces of grass, weeds and dirt from the wacker. If there are stubborn pieces of debris remaining in it, just scrub a little harder to remove them. Step 3: Use warm, soapy water along with the brush, to help you clean too. Scrub the handle and the deck of the weed wacker and then ensure that you dry it off when you are finished. Step 4: Make sure that you remember to remove the air filter after every 10 hours of use and wash it in soapy water. Rinse it with clean water and then air dry it. When you’re finished, lightly coat the air filter with a little motor oil and squeeze out the excess. You can then put the filter and the cover back on. Step 5: After every 25 hours of use, pull the spark arrestor out of the muffler and use carbon cleaner and a wire brush to clean away any grime. When you’re done you can put it back in the unit. Step 6: Use a socket wrench to remove the weed wacker’s spark plug. Use brake cleaner to remove dirt and debris from it and ensure that it isn’t black and the tip is in place – you can then reconnect it. If the spark plug is black and the tip is not intact, then it’s time to get a new spark plug. Step 7: When you’re finished with all your cleaning, you can reconnect the power on your weed wacker. Test it out to see if it works properly. Take the time to clean your weed wacker today, so you can avoid repairing it tomorrow. You can come to us for help. If you are looking for small engine repair services in Ottawa, mobile car battery boosting, mobile tire changes, or snow blower and lawn mower repairs then give us a call to book your mobile small engine repair today. We repair and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your small engine equipment.