To repair a Featherlite weed eater that won't start, it is necessary to identify the cause of the problem. Dirty filters, contaminated fuel, spark plug malfunction and a flooded engine are common reasons that a weed eater may not start. Repairs may take as little as a few minutes, depending on the cause of the problem.Continue Reading
A strong gas odor indicates the engine is flooded, and the choke may need to be adjusted. Set the choke to the halfway point, and try to start the engine. A flooded engine can also be remedied by waiting for several minutes before trying to start the weed eater.
Check the spark plug for signs of corrosion or damage, and replace it if necessary.
Locate the air filter, and clean it using compressed air. Locate the fuel filter inside the gas tank, and replace it if it appears dirty or clogged.
Fuel can become contaminated by water when the weed eater is stored in the outdoors, and typically has a cloudy appearance when water is present. Drain the fuel into an approved container, and replace it with new fuel.
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A Weed Eater lawn mower is a machine for cutting grass that is sold under the Weed Eater brand name. In addition to its line of lawn mowers, Weed Eater also sells other home and garden products, such as trimmers and leaf blowers.Full Answer >
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Add two-cycle oil at the ratio recommended by the manufacturer to unleaded gasoline that has a minimum octane rating of 87, seal the container and mix thoroughly. Remix the fuel before each fueling.Full Answer >