Originally Posted by updara
sorry to digress. Just curious, but how old is the unit?
The unit is not that old. I maintain a 27 acre property in my spare time and the weed eater is only used for that application. I had a shindaiwa in the past and it worked great until it bit the dust but I could not complain since it was 18 years old. I decided to go out an buy another shindaiwa with the level of success i had with the other one assuming it would last me another 18 years problem free but i guess not. I went out and bought a t242 less than a year ago (9 months) and this was the only major issue i have encountered with it so far. I took it back to the lawnshop since it is under warranty because I would hate to work on a 300 dollar trimmer that is less than a year old.