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How To Winterize or Store A String Trimmer

by HIPA Jeremy 21 Sep 2022 0 Comments

If your weed eater or string trimmer is going to start in springtime when you need it again, you may think of the best way is to exercise it every month, set an alarm on your phone to fire it up, rev it up two or three minutes until it is idling nicely, and then put it away again. However, there is an easier way to winterize or store your string trimmer.


Unfortunately, there is a lot of controversy between small engine mechanics on trimmer storage. Some of them will say you have to absolutely run it dry, so there is no bad gas that is going to deteriorate in your trimmer and cause a problem; while others is going to say if you run it dry then the metering diaphragm inside your carburetor is going to dry out and turn crispy and then you have to rebuild it in the springtime, so you have to keep it full of fuel; your local mechanic may say if you keep it full of fuel, all the bad stuff in the gas station fuel like olefins, ethanol and benzene is going to turn hard and crispy to deteriorate your diaphragm.

What you need

STIHL MotoMix can work it perfectly. You can buy all kinds of different ones, such as Husqvarna and Echo. You just need it to store or winterize your trimmer, so you can get rid of the gas station fuel that you already have.

How to

What you need to do is dump all the remaining fuel in the fuel tank and then refill your tank to the top with your super fuel. Now you just need to take your trimmer outside and run it for about five minutes to make it full of the super fuel.
Before you put it away, you can do some general maintenance. You can clean the air filter and the grass, and refill your line and your spool.
In the springtime when you want to fire it up and start cutting grass, you know you do not have to do anything to start it and start cutting.


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