How to Guide


How do I change the cutting line on my Toro trimmer?

It’s important that you regularly check the length of line in your weedeater to ensure you always get optimal performance. If the line is too short, you may not be able to reach a broader range of cutting surfaces and if too long, the power of the motor is compromised and you will fail to get a proper cut. Keep feeding line during operation to ensure stable line length. One the line in your unit is coming to an end it may be time to replace the string.

Before you begin, ensure that the trimmer has been turned off and that the throttle has been disengaged to minimise any risk. It is also recommended that you remove the spark plug and lay down the unit on a flat surface. Gradually unspool the remaining line from the unit. Now check your manual to learn the specifications of your trimmer, and cut out the required amount of line – this length could vary across several inches. If the fastening springs falls out of the trimmer’s housing when you’re removing the older line ensure that you put it back in place before continuing. Feed the new line through the eyelet and into the spool until it protrudes through the second eyelet. When wrapping line across the spool, ensure that you always wrap in a counterclockwise direction as specified in the main manual. Once the line has completely been fed through, check to ensure that any remaining line has been cut off. Also check that there is no tangling within the housing as this can cause significant wear to the line as well as the machine when it is in use. Once the line has been completely inserted into the unit, pull up the locking tabs to secure it in place. Remember to gradually feed line in order to ensure that the usage of nylon does not exceed the maximum rotational speed of the motor.

A youtube video describing the process above can be found here


How do I fasten and change the guard unit on my Toro trimmer?

It’s crucial that you always check the condition of the guard before every time you use the string trimmer or weed eater – using the device without the guard isn’t just dangerous and potentially inviting injury, it can also void the warranty of the unit and leave you facing costly repair bills. Additionally, the guard helps repel thornier stubs and protects the inner workings of the weed eater to an extent. If you notice that the guard has become loose or worn out over time, do not hesitate to change it.

Take out the main spool’s housing parts by first gradually rotating it in the counter-clockwise direction inside the casing. Keep doing this till the primary gap within the line’s spindle mechanism has perfectly aligned itself to the marked notch present in the weed eater’s guard. You will now be capable of witnessing the presence of another gap also inside the motor housing. Carefully insert a screwdriver into the gap between all three holes in order to prevent the mechanism from accidently rotating – once you have done this, go ahead and rotate the spool in the other clockwise direction. When the main spool’s housing has been taken out of the unit, you can proceed to carefully unscrew all four screws surrounding the guard and holding it in position. After you have taken out the older guard unit, proceed to fasten the new one by re-tightening the screws around it and then ensure that you replace the housing back in position before you continue to use the unit. The guard may need to be replaced from time to time in the future, especially if the weed eater strikes a bark or stump during operation. Inspect the guard periodically to ensure that it is in good condition.

A youtube video describing the process above can be found here


How do I replace my Toro trimmer’s battery with a new one?

To prolong the life of you trimmer and to ensure that you get the best possible performance from the unit after every use, it’s crucial that you keep the battery in good condition and replace it when required. Defective batteries can cause a serious hazard and are extremely flammable, so always exercise the utmost caution with handling batteries. Battery discharge is also extremely toxic so ensure that old batteries are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

Before putting in the newer battery pack into the weed eater for the very first time, it’s important that you make sure that it has been fully charged. You may then go ahead and continue to align the bettry pack with the weed eater’s handle. After this, push it back into the right position by sliding it all the way down until it comes to rest by the main handle. When the battery unit has finally snapped into place behind the trimmer’s handlebars and you hear a clicking sound, it has been properly fitted in position. If you need to take out the battery pack in order for it to be charged or you need to change it, press and ten hold down the primary catch that releases it before proceeding to slide simply slide it out. In case you feel the requirement to use a different new battery in its place, go ahead and follow these instructions which have been mentioned in order to insert the battery. Then you may slide it back down into place until once again you head the audible click as it snaps into position behind the handle. Do not touch the battery until you have given it enough time to properly cool down. Also, never handle batteries with wet hands.

A youtube video describing the process above can be found here


How do I change the older spool housing on my Toro weed eater?

It’s crucial that you ensure that the primary housing for your spool is always secure before you attempt to operate the Toro weed eater – this is especially important because a housing that has come loose will most probably increase the rate of wear and cause premature weathering of the parts. It will also probably put additional stress on the unit’s main motor and this can significantly decrease its overall lifespan.

Once the unit has been placed on a flat surface and you have disconnected the throttle, begin to slowly twist the housing case in which the spool in fixed so that the marked hole within the spindle lines begins to align itself up perfectly with the same notched marked by an indication, located on the inside of the trimmer’s guard. The unit’s primary housing hole will slowly become visible when this happens, and this third hole will gradually begin to align with the two holes on the outside of the weed eater. You may now proceed to insert a heavy duty screw driver or something similar such as a hard rod through all of the three primary holes as a plug stop to help prevent the housing of the unit from rotating any further. Once this has been done, you should go ahead and rotate the primary spool in the indicated clockwise direction – keep doing so until it slips completely off. Now that the housing pieces have been removed form the unit, you can remove the slip disk and lubricate the rod slightly. After you have finished removing the older housing of the spool unit, proceed to re-insert the main screwdriver once again back into the marked three holes. Now start carefully threading the new spool inside in the opposite direction, which is the counter-clockwise direction – this will securely fasten it back to the main protruding structure.

A youtube video describing the process above can be found here


How do I clean out my weed eater’s air slots?

Toro’s complete range of comprehensive weed eaters are extremely reliable units that can be operated on a variety of terrains, resulting in global acclaim for the trimmer. It’s important though, that basic maintenance is carried out to ensure that the trimmer is always in its best operating condition. This includes cleaning out the main inlets that allow cooler air to enter the unit and keep operating temperature at a manageable level.

Over the course of time and due to the grueling nature of most outdoor activities and conditions, the trimmer is almost certain to run into occasional mishaps from time to time. Clogging up of these inlet holes with dust, dirt, micro clipping and other particulate matter is a common issue and can be fixed by regular cleaning of the unit. Running the trimmer regularly without a cleared out trimmer can cause the unit to overheat. Tap both of the sides of the main crank case and bolted head of the weed eater onto a softer surface. This will ensure that the clogging contents fall out, and they must be wiped out before any larger particles get in the way and further clamp them into the unit. This can make it even harder to clean the weed eater’s air vents and might require that you take it to a service station.

A youtube video describing the process above can be found here