Weedeater Featherlite RTE115C how to change a trimmer line

Hello Everyone,

Somebody, please tell me the process of changing a trimmer line on the Weedeater Featherlite RTE115C as I have lost the user manual.

Thank you so much


 Hi Lars, well normally there are detailed instructions on the package of a replacement string. However, you have to do important things:

  • First, unplug your Weedeater & always unpack a new string after placing it in its right place otherwise, you have to spool back the string.
  • Secondly, find a round tap switch. You have to pull the button straight out wisely. This will open a chamber easily for new spool or line.

Weedeater Featherlite XT114 Cutting Down

Hi Folks,

I have purchased my Weedeater Featherlite XT114 one year ago. It worked well but today when I started it, the Weedeater stopped working. In short, it is cutting down badly after every two-three minutes. I guess it is due to the bad fuel filter. Please guide how to clean the fuel filter?



Hi Joe, just remove the fuel filter from a tank with the help of needle & examine the fuel filter carefully for built-up dirt or grime. Furthermore, check the socket for fouling as it might be waterlogged when you use it. Apart from the fuel filter, I would recommend cleaning the air filter as well.

Weedeater Featherlite FL1500 fuel line issue

Hello All,

I have bought my Weedeater Featherlite FL1500 three years ago. Recently, I have changed the decayed fuel lines. Moreover, I put in the new fuel/oil mixture. Well, when I started the Weedeater in the morning it runs fine but after few minutes, the Weedeater heated up badly and started acting, as it has no gas. I promptly stopped it while letting it cool down. After some time, started it again but the same thing happened again. What is the matter?

Thanks a lot


Hi Tim,

Well, I guess your Weedeater Featherlite heats up due to the ignition module or spark plug. I would advise calling a professional mechanic for detailed investigation. Meanwhile, you can check the price of an ignition module. In case, it is costly then, better to replace it.

Weedeater Featherlite XT114 problem with starter and spring rope


Someone, please help me as I am having difficulty while getting the starter and spring cord back together on my three years old Weedeater Featherlite model XT114.

Thanks in Advance


Hi Sam, just take the slotted screwdriver while poking into the bottom air intake & rotating a wheel a little. Generally, the cord goes right back in. In case not, take the 3 bolts out & release the cord. You have to give it some twists for loosening it up. You can an expert mechanic for additional & quick help. Good luck

Weedeater Featherlite starts well but the spool is not turning

Hello Guys,

I do not know what happened to my Weedeater Featherlite. Today, when I used it to cut the grass it started well but spool failed to turn. I have tried to fix it but after so many attempts, it failed to start. What should I do?



Hi Craig,

There could be two reasons behind this. First, if Weedeater Featherlite has the clutch on its engine. Second, the Weedeater would spin frequently; it uses round flexible wires impressed square on each end that fit into properly into square openings one at an engine & another one at the Weedeater’s head. Therefore, the culprit is either a broken cable or damaged clutch

Weedeater Featherlite SST25 not getting oil


Someone, please help me to sort out the problem, which my one-year-old Weedeater Featherlite SST25 is having from last two days. Actually, the Weedeater eater is not getting oil/fuel into primer bulb when I pump it. Please suggest that why the bulb is not drawing oil/ fuel into it?



Hi Rob, first check the fuel line/fuel filter condition inside a fuel tank as it might be blocked. Apart from this, carburetor could also be choked because of debris particularly when the fuel lines have come off a filter in the tank. The fuel lines become weak & eventually break, at times causing this problem. You can see a clear mesh screen in the fuel pump side of the carb, which sometimes has to be cleaned to let right fuel flow over it. Moreover, sometimes the primer bulb will not push & pull the fuel properly when the check regulators inside the carb are faulty, dirty or stuck. Thus, check for all these.

Weedeater Featherlite FL20 head spinning on its own without power

Hello Folks,

My five years old Weedeater Featherlite FL20 cranks & work only on a full choke. Moreover, upon turning, the Weedeater’s head simply starts spinning badly. If I touch the throttle after, it idles down completely, it immediately dies. Weedeater is having a lot of vibration with no power & free spinning. I have changed the air filter, carburetor, fuel lines and oil but the problem stays. Please help

Thanks a lot


Hi Charles

I would advise checking the compression on the Weedeater Featherlite FL20 because low compression is a major reason behind this problem or else call a professional mechanic in order to have a systematic inspection of your Weedeater.

Weedeater Featherlite keeps dying

Hi Guys,

I need help on urgent basis regarding my two years old Weedeater Featherlite. It starts quite well but when I slow down the choke level, it suddenly dies. I am facing this issue from two days. What is the actual reason behind it?



Hi Susan,

From the given description, it seems that the muffler or exhaust port is blocked due to carbon deposits. Follow these steps for doing a detailed examination on your Weedeater Featherlite to rectify the problem.

  • Firstly, take out the muffler while making it sure that exhausts port is completely clear.
  • With a muffler off, try to start the Weedeater’s engine
  • If engine starts & works properly, then you have to clean the screen of spark arrestor in the muffler. You can replace it if needed.

I hope, this information will help you. Stay safe

Weedeater Featherlite RTE115C stuck primer bulb

Hello All,

The primer bulb has stuck badly in my Weedeater Featherlite RTE115C. It produces the spark but the motor is not starting. I am facing this problem from last 2 to 3 days. What should I do in this situation?

Thanks a lot


Hi Kurtis,

One of the most common reasons behind this issue is corrosion because of old age. Resting upon how often it starts & its age, the inner parts of the bulb will get gooey eventually, causing the blub to stick. As you did not mention that how old the Weedeater Featherlite is, that is why I suggest replacing the primer bulb to prevent an unexpected loss.

Weedeater Featherlite FL1500 idle speed adjustment

Hello Everyone,

Someone, please tell me the procedure of adjusting the idle speed on Weedeater Featherlite FL1500. Your suggestions will be highly appreciated.



Hi Martin, please consider the following steps for adjusting your Weedeater’s idle speed in order to let the Weedeater idle properly while cutting weeds and grass.

  • Firstly, place your Weedeater on a flat surface & start it while supporting its head off a ground. Press the choke trigger if required to let the Weedeater’s engine idle
  • Now, locate the speed correction screw located to the side & slightly behind an air filter. You have to turn the bolt ¼ turn with the help of screwdriver & release the choke trigger to check if it will idle freely.
  • Finally, turn the adjustment bolt to right to left when engine idles very fast.

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