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greasing the shaft

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bligh61, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. bligh61

    bligh61 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    can anybody advise how to grease an echo weedwacker shaft, how to get to it??? thanks
  2. Gabriel Turf

    Gabriel Turf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    If you are using your shaft in a normal fashion it should be lubed automatically.
  3. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    Depending on the model, you should just be able to take the tube off the engine and pull the shaft out. Coat with grease, and put back in, making sure it fits correctly into the trimmer head end. You can also take the tube out of the trimmer head, mostly personal preference.

    Does the owner's manual say anything about this? If the shaft is supposed to be greased, there should be instructions in the manual. Also double check on the type of grease you are supposed to use.

    Also, talk to a dealer. Depending on what mood they are in (and how busy they are), they may just show you how to do it.

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