Tips For Maintaining Your Weed Wacker. Maintenance of your weed wacker is of utmost importance when it comes to your weed wacker. There are different types of weed wackers, including electrically-powered weed wackers (corded electrically-powered and cordless battery-powered weed wackers) and gas-powered weed wackers, Maintenance procedures for these different weed wackers are quite different, but also quite similar in different ways. We’re going to show you the general techniques for maintenance which you can use for both types of weed wackers. Still, we want to advise that you consult with your owner’s manual for specific instructions for each machine. Always inspect your trimmer before you use it. See if there are any loose parts or if the deflector is broken. Also check for gas leaks in gas-powered trimmers and check the trimmer head for debris which may be wrapped around the shaft and causing a blockage.. Start up your weed wacker and let the engine heat up until it’s at its regular operating temperature. Then, release the accelerator trigger and make sure that the line is not revolving at idle speed – the engine shouldn’t stall. Clean or replace the carburetor air filters and the muffler arrestor screens before you adjust the carburetor settings.. Run it at regular operating speed and see if there are any signs of strange vibrations. Take a look at the controls and grips to see if any parts are loose and if there are any missing or broken metal springs or rubber anti-vibration bushings.. Whenever you are finished using the trimmer, clean and inspect it as soon as the engine is cool. Take a look at the spark arrestor screen on the muffler exhaust port if you have a model that comes with catalytic converter exhaust systems. Remove any debris and replace the muffler screen is any debris is in the way of the exhaust flow.. If you have a gas-powered trimmer, replace the spark plugs after you have completed approximately 100 hours of use. Consult your owner’s manual for the right gap setting and use a feeler gauge along with a gap tool if the need be.. Check for lubricant in the gearbox at the base of the cutting head, each week. Unscrew the cap on the gearbox port and see if there is any grease. If there isn’t any, add some to the port and replace the cap. Remember, the gearbox shouldn’t be completely filled.. For a 2-cycle machine, you should decarbonize the engine after every 150 hours of operation. Use the appropriate fuel additive to do that. Use a two-cycle engine additive and fill the tank with the gas/oil fuel mix. Then run the trimmer until the tank is empty.. If you have a corded trimmer, ensure that you check the cord before you use it every time, so that you can make sure there isn’t any damage.. 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.