How to Repair the Gas Line on a Weed Eater Trimmer

There are a lot of models for gas-operated string trimmers available to the consumers these days. The gas-powered string trimmer is a durable weed cutter that you can use for your garden. However, even the most heavy-duty weed whacker can eventually experience issues on the gas line.

As time passes by, the fuel line eventually dries out and then cracks. If that happens, air will come in, resulting to the fuel having difficulties flowing through the gas lines efficiently. The most efficient choice to repair these damaged gas lines on the trimmer is to find a replacement.

Steps to Replace the Gas Line

Step 1: Remove the weed eater’s spark plug wire from its spark plug. You also have to ensure that the spark plug wire does not come into contact with its plug. It will cause problems if the spark plug wire touches the plug while you are repairing, after all.

Step 2: Pour enough gasoline from your weed eater right into the gas can. You will have to utilize a funnel so that you can ensure no spillage happens. Using the funnel also allows gas to flow fluidly into the gas can.

Step 3: Pull off the fuel lines from the carburetor. You can pull it off with your hand or you can use a pair of needle-nose pliers. Do not be afraid if some fuel leaks out from these lines. If that happens, do not forget to wipe the spill before you proceed to the next step.

Step 4: There are two screws present which hold the fuel tank straight into the weed whacker. You have to unscrew it using a screwdriver. Remember to keep the screws in a safe place. That way, you will not lose the screws as they are irreplaceable parts of the weed eater trimmer. After that, remove the fuel tank.

Step 5: Pull the two fuel lines off of the weed eater trimmer one by one. If you see a damaged fuel line, then you have to dispose of them. As you pull the fuel lines off the weed eater trimmer, the fuel line filter which is small and cylindrical in shape will come off of that thin line that leads to the fuel tank. Keep the filter aside in a safe place since you will be reattaching it to a new line later.

Step 6: Get your new thin fuel line and feed it into the fuel tank. Remember which hole you removed a damaged fuel line from and you will be feeding the new line there. The new fuel line will have to be pushed through the small and large hole the gas tank’s lid goes. It might be necessary for you to use a bent needle-nosed pliers. The said tool can help in grasping a fuel line and pulling it through.

Step 7: A fuel line filter will also have to be attached to the tube’s end. Push it right back into the large opening. Make sure that you feed enough lines into the fuel tank. By doing so, you can ensure that this fuel line filter properly settles at the fuel tank’s bottom.

Step 8: Get the thick fuel line and feed it straight into that hole where you have pulled off the damaged line. You simply have to show the line as far into the fuel tank as possible until the line reaches the tank’s bottom.

Step 9: You should be done in replacing the gas line of the weed eater. The next step is reattaching the gas tank to the trimmer. You can use a Torx screw to snugly hold it in place. You should also remember to properly connect the lines to their rightful place in the carburetor. The fuel lines should be reattached to the exact positions they were originally attached to.

Step 10: Reconnect the engine’s spark plug wire into the spark plug. You should be able to use the weed eater trimmer properly once you have finished this last step. It should be okay for you to trim the lawn now that you have replaced the gas line.

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