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My strimmer starts fine but on fully pressing the 'lever' (can't think what it's called) it cuts out...thought it might be the air filter but it looks clean enough...any ideas?
Nip it back to your supplier and they should sort it out in a jiffy. I had the same problem with a Mitox multi-tool, I think it's the carburetor - a quick adjustment and it should be fine.
Thanks for that Stuart.
Sounds like the carburetor to me too. There is normally a screw you can adjust, but be careful just turn it 1/4 and remeber your starting point
Finally got round to putting it in to the place I bought it from, which was just over a year ago, thinking it would just be an adjustment required and the guy phoned me this morning to tell me I need a new carburettor which will cost £40. Is this normal for such a new machine or am I being ripped off? I agreed to him putting a new one on but would be interested in your thoughts before I collect it tomorrow.
Should't need a new carb after a year. It is usually only a diaphragm within the carb which goes and only costs a few quid. You can buy a complete overhaul kit for about a fiver. All you need is the make and model number of the carb which will be marked on it.
Collected my strimmer today, charged £64 including labour. Paid my bill but let them know I was unconvinced it needed a new carburettor. Having only used it about 8 times, I am sure it didn't. However, this business has ensured that I will never spend a penny with them ever again.