You may find the following basic instructions for using the trimmers helpful; they supplement the instructions for use. When only trimming grass, work can continue for an extended period, approx. 15 minutes, without re-adjusting (= filament feed). When trimming against hard objects like walls, borders, kerbs, fences, shrubbery etc., the filament will wear out very fast depending on the conditions. To maintain good, seamless cutting performance, frequent re-adjustment is necessary. Re-adjustment must be carried out at the latest if a) cutting performance markedly reduces (poor cutting results) b) the trimmer speed increases (this results in a different noise coming from the trimmer) In this case the cassette will be empty after 20 to 45 minutes depending on the load. Special case 1: the filament has retracted into the cassette and can no longer be extended. Cause: trimming for too long without re-adjustment. The filament is cut off at the opening and the end disappears into the cassette. Action to be taken: timely/more frequent re-adjustment at full speed. Special case 2: the filament does not feed when being re-adjusted Cause: in this case the filament has likely uncoiled from the cassette and greater use of energy is now causing the filament to be welded to or trapped on the spool. The filament may have jumped because the extension was not at full engine speed. Action to take: Unwind the filament and wind it back up neatly. Take care that the filament (cassette) doesn't uncoil again. Special case 3: the slot on the filament brake has been heavily worn or cut into by the filament. Cause: strong vibrations on the filament when trimming on hard objects. Action to take: this does not usually present any problems when trimming. This incision is normally only detected when the filament can no longer be extended. The incision is not the cause of the failure to extend; the most common causes for this have already been explained above. Special case 4: the blade will not cut the filament. This mainly occurs when manually feeding the filament. Cause: the filament is too long. Action to take: do not feed the filament more than 2 cm beyond the blade. If necessary, cut off the filament.
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