Removing the head from a weed eater is done by laying the trimmer on a flat surface, tightening a wrench around the nut between the drive shaft and the trimmer head so it does not move, and turning the trimmer head clockwise to loosen it. The spark plug boot should also be removed, to prevent the weed eater from starting up while working on it.Continue Reading
Weed eaters that are designed to use a blade instead of wire require the owner to remove four screws from the blade shield before removing the head. After the blade shield is removed, the head of the weed eater can be removed the same way as other models.
The owner's manual should always be consulted before doing any work on a weed eater. As all models differ, some weed eaters may require additional steps to remove the head. The owner should also take special care to ensure that the shoulder strap, the handle and the blade guard are securely and firmly attached. Failure to do so compromises the safety of the weed eater. Additionally, it is likely that the warranty for a weed eater is voided when the owner works on it by themselves. The weed eater should be repaired by a licensed professional to keep the warranty intact.Learn more about Landscaping
A weed eater, also known as a weed whacker or string trimmer, is a power tool that slices off vegetation with a string that spins at high speeds. Weed eaters are commonly used around the lawn and garden for trimming, detail mowing tasks and creating a manicured look at the edges of larger areas.Full Answer >
Use an adjustable wrench to remove the shower head counterclockwise, place tape the threads of the shower arm and screw the new shower head into place clockwise. A pair of slip-joint pliers also used to grip the shower arm can keep it in place while turning the shower head.Full Answer >
A few common repairs needed for a weed-eater trimmer can be for a damaged spark plug, dirty air filter, worn crankshaft seals, carburetor adjustments and low compression. When a weed eater is not working properly, there are telling signs to look for, such as it does not idle properly, the weed eater does not have enough power or it is not starting.Full Answer >
Organic weed control relies on natural ingredients and methods to kill weeds, eschewing toxins and poisons. Methods of organic weed control include vinegar, mulch, solarization and hoeing the garden.Full Answer >