How Troubleshoot a Featherlite Gas Trimmer That Won’t Start

How Troubleshoot a Featherlite Gas Trimmer That Won’t Start

If your Featherlite gas trimmer won’t start, there are a few troubleshooting steps you may need to follow. The Weedeater Featherlite is a trimmer often used for small lawns or acreage. The Featherlite  gas trimmer is a good choice for small yards because it doesn’t weight very much, it’s inexpensive, and easy to use. The Featherlight models can usually be purchased for under $100, so a lot of  people use them until they completely wear out and then just buy a new one. However, sometimes problems will arise, even on newer models. You may need to know how to troubleshoot a Featherlite Gas Trimmer that won’t start.

Step 1: Check the fuel tank to see if you need to add fuel. If the tank is below the half level mark, add fuel until it’s almost full.

Step 2: Determine if the fuel mixture is incorrect, or old. Drain the tank and add fresh fuel if necessary.

Step 3: Make sure you are priming the unit properly by pressing the fuel bulb fully down at least five times.

Step 4: Replace the spark plug.

Step 5: Clean the air filter if it is dirty and allow it to dry before putting it back on.

Learning how to troubleshoot a Featherlite gas trimmer that won’t start is a good way to make sure you get the most out of your Featherlite trimmer. Properly maintained, the trimmer should last for many years.

The steps we reference in this article about how to troubleshoot a featherlite gas trimmer that won’t start was taken from the owners manual.

Source: WeedEater Featherlite Owners Manual


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