How to Repair a Weed Eater Trimmer

What You'll Need
Socket wrench
New spark plug
New wires (if needed)
New connectors (if needed)
Charging tester

Repairing a weed eater trimmer can be a bit of a challenge it you don't know what you are looking for.

There are several things that could be wrong with your weed eater trimmer, and knowing what to look for will be your first step to a faster than usual repair.

Below are steps that will guide you through the repair of your trimmer. Read the steps carefully, and make sure you understand each area that you are working with. This will ensure your safety, and make your task a little more time friendly.

Step 1 - Spark Plug

The first and most common problem with weed eater trimmers are the spark plug. Fortunately this is a fast, simple, and pretty easy fix.

You will want to take your screwdriver and push it underneath the spark plug, pushing upwards. By using this technique the spark plug will eventually pop off. Remove it completely with your socket wrench.

Look over the spark plug to check for any damage you may be able to spot. If you have a new spark plug, insert it into the rubber plug. Then you will want to pull on the starter rope a few times. This enables you to check for any sparks.

Replace the plug attachment, as well as any connecting wires, and move on to the next step.

Step 2 - Ignition Module

Next you will want to take off your ignition module from being attached to the shaft. Then disconnect the "On" and "Off" switches for the ground wire.

Repeat the spark test that you did in step one, by pulling the starter rope a few times. If you see sparks, you more than likely need to replace those "On" and "Off" switches.

You will want to check the entire ignition for any problems that are able to be spotted. Check for any bad connections, as well as any bad wires that need to be replaced.

Replace the ones that are necessary and then assemble the ignition system back together into the state it was when you detached it.

Step 3 - Proper Charge

If you have changed the spark plug, and checked your ignition system for any problems, changing out any wires or connectors that needed to be, it is time to double check that your starter as well as your coil holds a proper charge.

Using your power tester, or charging tester as some will call it, you will want to hook it up to these two items. The gauge should read whether or not these contain a charge, and then you can go on from there, researching if it can hold a charge, and for how long.

If you have followed the steps above, chances are you have found the problem with your weed eater trimmer. It can be a chore to fix, but like it was stated before, if you know what you are looking at, it becomes a whole lot easier. Good job!