As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury. Rated 4 out of 5 by Petie from Good line trimmer Have had this trimmer over a year. This may be related to recoil starter issue by people pulling to hard or pulling the starter cord to the end. A cracked or damaged trimmer head can cause excessive vibrations in the shaft of the trimmer, making it very uncomfortable to operate. Rated 1 out of 5 by Laoedise from Won't stay on I bought this recently and followed all the instructions closely I even purchased one of the jump starters to make it easier. Published on August 17th, 2016 by Brandon 1 How to Replace the Trimming Line of Your Troy-Bilt 4-Cycle String Trimmer Replenishing your trimming line is often an annoying yet necessary task to deal with when trimming on a regular basis. Amie Taylor has been a writer since 2000.
Failure to observe the safety rules and instructions, both on the machine and in the Operator's Manual, could result in serious injury or death. I manually push the bump head and feed out the line, 1 or 2 notches at a time. Troy-Bilt® string trimmers are available in several product styles and engine types, with a variety of different features. From knocking against hard ground and churning through dense weeds, to whipping over rocks and around fence posts, the durability of your trimmer head is put to the test. Manual Feed Trimmer Heads: Requires you to manually re-feed the trimmer line when it gets too short.
Your machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. I restarted with the drill. Your outdoor power equipment was built to be operated according to the rules and instructions for safe operation which are contained in the operator's manual and on the machine itself. As for hard starting, if you do not pump primer bulb til you see fuel, it will be hard to start. So they direct me to a local repair shop, just to find out there is a 3 week wait and I have to get repaired and I have to put a deposit before they will repair.
Rated 1 out of 5 by echonext23 from expected better - will not buy again next year thought maybe I had a lemon, but too many other comments agree. This trimmer features the new Quick Change cutting head as well as a bonus Aero-Flex® fixed line cutting head for a choice in cutting options. I did some online research before purchase. This happened four more times and finally it would not start at all. Quite simply it is not a good product; definitely not what I considered Troy-Bilt quality. The Quick Change head allows you to convert from bump head to Aero-Flex®® blades in 30 seconds or less! Taylor gained her gardening and outdoor equipment repair experience from working in the landscaping and lawn-care business she and her husband own and operate.
Fresh gas, fresh oil, fresh plug, dead engine on a trimmer. I looked online and found this was a common problem. This season it would not pull start so I go buy one of the drill attachments. Never again will I buy any Troy-Bilt products. We're some negative reviews about hard starting, not enough power, recoil starter problems and trimmer line feed problems. It finally started and kept running.
You need to take your time and don't force the machine. . Engine types are also important. Was ok for the season, but pull starter was going out and took several pulls to engage. After spinning and spinning it finally started and immediately stopped. Even an inexperienced user can remove the SpeedSpool head in a matter of moments. It will help you assemble, prepare, maintain and safely operate your machine.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jeff Abram from No Longer a Troy-Bilt customer I bought this unit in September and less than 6 months later, the flywheel broke. I had this trimmer for two years. Read and follow all instructions in the manual before attempting to operate your outdoor power equipment. Due to the size of the Operator's Manual, some Operator's Manuals are broken down into two or more segments so that the entire Operator's Manual can be downloaded easily. Gently tap the head against the ground and the spring activated mechanism releases more line. The TrimmerPlus® attachment system provides the ability to tackle multiple tasks with one trimmer. Troy Bilt Trimmer Heads The Trimmer Head on your string trimmer or brushcutter is the one part that takes the most beating over the course of the entire trimming season.
While it's not necessary to remove the head to install pre-cut lengths of trimmer line, you may want to remove the SpeedSpool head to clean it or to install a pre-wound spool into it for use with your trimmer. Book reviews, gardening and outdoor lawn equipment repair articles and short fiction account for a handful of her published works. The grommets should be fully encased in the trimmer head. Last week about 30 minutes into edging, the thing blew oil everywhere and locked up. As soon as I tried to trim the grass, it stopped.
After first use in July, went into shop under warranty for oil leak. Make sure the equipment is completely stopped, cooled down, and that no parts are moving before attempting to service your equipment. Everytime I start the trimmer it appears to be working but when I squeeze the trigger it just stalls. When choosing a string trimmer, think about whether you prefer a curved shaft for longer periods of cutting or a straight shaft for trimming hard-to-reach places. When you need a replacement, consider the two most common designs of Trimmer Heads: Bump Feed Trimmer Heads: Semi-automatically feeds line out of the trimmer head.