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Melting Weedeater String


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06-25-09, 11:58 AM   #1  
Melting Weedeater String

I have an Echo SRM210 that I've had for 6 years. 2years ago it started giving me problems with the string breaking too easily. I started using a thicker "name brand" string, but noticed that the string was actually melting and fusing to itself. I am pretty sure that the string is not too big for the weedeater since it comes out of the holes easily. I believe the problem with the weedeater head is getting too hot. Even with gloves on I can feel the heat on the head gears after it has only been running for 10 minutes or so. I cannot understand why it is getting so hot. Any ideas?

 
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06-25-09, 12:32 PM   #2  
Well, never had an echo...but they must all be similar to some extent. When I had a problem with my Ryobi..as part of the process I found the the grease in the trimmer head seemed pretty contaminated...so I flushed it as well as I could and repacked it.

Could also be that its just worn inside and generating more heat.


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06-25-09, 02:43 PM   #3  
Thanks...I'll try repacking the gears with new grease. Any thoughts on weedeater string that may not melt and fuse together like the stuff I am getting? I am buying the thickest string that is available at the hardware store.

 
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06-25-09, 03:20 PM   #4  
Well, don't use a size that the Echo doesn't recommend. No grass here, so its been a few years since I used one. I found a great deal on the bulk roll of square line, can't tell you a brand, and it worked great. I think it was clearance somewhere..something like 1000 ft for about 5 bucks, I had it for 4-5 yrs and gave what was left away when I moved. Also, the star shaped line worked well also, but seemed to shred quickly if you hit anything other than a weed or grass.

I'd stop by an Echo dealer and ask what they sell to the Pro's that buy from them.


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06-25-09, 08:02 PM   #5  
First check that the gearbox is properly greased and not overheating, excess heat will transfer to the line. Use a good quality line, the cheap crap melts on the surface and fuses together. I use Echo RapidFire.
Line dries out and becomes brittle with age. Remove the spool and drop it in a bucket of water over night. The line will become more pliable and last longer.

 
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