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If you own a Husqvarna weed wacker read this....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by soloscaperman, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

    I have a 223L which is mostly the same as the other models. I started it up and it shocked my elbow which has happen for the last year of the 3 or 4 years that I owned it. Well I pull the plug boot off and the freakin spark plug wire snaps off like a hot knife through butter!! The metal coil thing was still on the spark plug. Cheap rubber insulation!! Prolly from the heat. Well I go to the dealer that I love and the warranty was 4 days old!! He still did it under warranty!!

    Just be careful pulling the wire boot off when changing the plugs. This is the first problem I have ever had but I still love there weed wackers.
  2. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

    Never had that problem with my Husq. trimmers. I do have an Echo gas powered back pack sprayer and the switch will shock you to death if you touch it worng.
  3. morgaj1

    morgaj1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    The same thing happened to me last year when I was working on my father's old 40 model Husqvarna chainsaw.
  4. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    I had that problem on my 223L`s but I cant recall having that problem with the 326`s. Atleast they fixed it! gota love having a Good Dealer!!
  5. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

    The problem was the design. The wire and the boot that connects to the plug is too short!! I notice that when I bought the trimmer 4 years ago. They couldn't extend it to another 2MM to the plug!!
  6. Yater

    Yater LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 687

    I've shocked myself many times testing spark and getting my equipment started after a winter lay-off. I HATE it.
  7. Flatop

    Flatop LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    Thanks for the heads up. have not been shocked yet but I have using my Echo 230.
  8. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,072

    i used an old ryobi ss30 for a long time.. after a day of trimming i would have several little red burn marks on my forearm where the plug had bitten me.. but same thing slapped on a new boot no problem til it wore off again
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    That elbow zapper's got some kick to it, don't it?

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