Stihl Weed wacker line keeps jamming or snaping?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by reinaldo, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. reinaldo

    reinaldo LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 2

    I use a Sthil weed wacker in good shape but the line keepd jamming
    or snapping specially when I use it vertical to do edging.

    Whan acn I be doing wrong?
    Thanks!
     
  2. reinaldo

    reinaldo LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Posts: 2

    I use a Sthil weed wacker in good shape but the line keeps jamming
    or snapping specially when I use it vertical to do edging.

    What can I be doing wrong?
    Thanks!
     
  3. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    What model and year is your Stihl unit? Could be that the line is improperly wound onto the spool. Could be it's overextended (too long). Could be that you're hitting the sidewalk or pavement which is causing the line to shear off. I have that problem here, but with stone instead of concrete.
     
  4. prostriper

    prostriper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    You may be winding the string in the wrong direction.
     
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    If it's jamming, it is probably being twisted as it is being wound. If you cross the line at anytime, it will stop feeding when it reaches that point.
     

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