Question by  Alereon (44)

Can you troubleshoot a weed eater that will not start?

My weed eater is not starting.


Answer by  darkpbj (12)

For a gas powered machine check fuel and oil levels. For an electric, see if there are any blown fuses.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

First look for owners manual. There should a section that has troubleshooting. If it's electric, maybe you need to change the filter or get a new starter. If it's gas, the filter also might need to be replaced.

Reply by queendamama (2):
I have 2 B & D GH 1000 electric weed trimmers. Both broke. Still has motor sound but the spool doesn't spin. Tried later & same thing. What can I do?  add a comment

Answer by  flexwheel (171)

Make sure the gas is really fresh. Replace the gas if it's been more than a few weeks. If it requires a gas/oil mix, make sure the ratio is exactly correct. Disconnect and clean the spark plug.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

1. Does it have gas? 2. Has the oil been changed? 3. Is there sufficient air flow, or is the air intake blocked by debris?

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