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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by DerHoggz, Jun 4, 2014.
Where do you get this done?
Unless it's a very expensive one then It's probably cheaper to just buy a new one. What's actually wrong with yours?
I would call local hardware stores/tractor supply stores/agri supply stores. They'd probably have better answers than we do.
I just bought mine a couple months ago, so it hasn't had time to break. If it does, I'll search the internet for someone else who fixed the same problem I would be having. If no one else had the same issue, I would then contact the place I bought it from (Home Depot in my case). If that is not an option, then I would contact the manufacturer. I'm fairly confident one of those three options would get me the resolution I need.
I'm pretty sure it is just some generic garbage from Walmart. No idea what is wrong other than "it doesn't work" as per my brother who used it, so anything could have been wrong. My family runs on the ethos of "Buy cheap poopie, break it, and expect DerHoggz to fix it." I can but that doesn't mean it is worth it.
Depends on whether the problem is electric, tangled line, or what. Probably more expensive to fix, since a cheap one is probably 30 bucks new.
I've determined it is somewhere between the switch and trimmer head, assuming the charger works.
Can you trace the wire to see if there are any shorts?
If it wasn't purchased from a shop with a service department then you'll probably want to toss it. My garden tractor is a John Deere that my dad purchased from a JD dealer 20 years ago (it still works, parts are still available, and I do almost all of the work on it). My yard tools are Stihl and gas (very easy to service and parts are available) and my cheap snow blower is a Craftsman (and parts are still available for it). The stuff I've purchased from Home Depot is in the landfill - no parts, no place to get service.
It's the battery, works when plugged in, not when unplugged. Charging light immediately says charged when plugged in. Now I get to open it and meet all the fun spiders!
I know, my family doesn't get it though.
Try your local vacuum cleaner repair guy. I spent years as a vacuum cleaner guy. You'd be amazed at the non vacuum cleaner things were brought into my shop and repaired.
I can see it now. DerHoggz takes his electric weed whacker to the local vacuum cleaner repair shop in his town and it goes like this....
DerHoggz: Hello, I'd like some help repairing this weed whacker.
Vacuum Cleaner Repair Shop Guy: Sorry sir, but this is a vacuum cleaner repair shop.
DerHoggz: I know, but this guy on the internet, his name is AGH, told me you all fix non vacuum cleaner things too. Do you know AGH? Does he work here?
Vacuum Cleaner Repair Shop Guy: I have no idea who AGH is. What are you talking about?
DerHoggz: Here, let me pull up the thread from TalkBass.com on my mobile device and show you where AGH suggested I come see you.
Vacuum Cleaner Repair Shop Guy: Sir, I think it's time for you, your electric weed whacker, and your TalkBass.com thread to leave.
DerHoggz returns to TBOT later that night to ragequit after receiving bad advice from AGH.
I think my actual 15 years spent as a vacuum cleaner repairman actually speak for the real experience of working in a vacuum shop. Yes, we worked on vacuums, but we also regularly fixed small appliances, sewing machines, rewired lamps, and basically fixed anything electrical that was brought to us. I would have gladly taken this weed wacker and given a free price quote on repair.
I had one blow up years ago. It was a rectifier diode. Maybe an hour of time and a $0.30 diode.
Yep..... I'm still talkin about it.
Battery is probably just plain dead. It will show sufficient voltage but contain no appreciable amount of charge. Is it NiCd?