Weedeater Featherlite Losing Power Frequently

My Weedeater Featherlite is frequently losing power. I have checked the power plug. Everything sounds good. What else should I check to make it work?



Hi David, as you said that you have already checked the power plug. Therefore, apart from the power plug, some other reasons, which cause your Weedeater Featherlite to lose its power repeatedly, are as follows:

  • Dirty or clogged spark plugs
  • Debris blocking line
  • Chocked air filter
  • Engine waterlogged

Weedeater Featherlite SST25 Shuts off Once Throttle is open

Hello Guys,

My five years old Weedeater Featherlite SST25 cranks & idles quite well, however it dies immediately once the throttle is open particularly when I open it rapidly. New fuel lines, plug, gas, primer bulb, carburetor remodeled, muffler not blocked. I am confused what to do?

Your help and suggestions would be highly appreciated



Hi Russell

I guess the main culprit is a blocked or dirty carburetor because it always causes an irregular flow of fuel & loss of power. Moreover, at full choke, your Weedeater might not get the required fuel in order to work appropriately. I would suggest cleaning the carburetor. I hope that it will solve your problem.

Weedeater Featherlite RTE115C Idle too High


I want to share my problem here to get a quick help. When I start my Weedeater Featherlite, it idles up too high. I can see the air bubbles in fuel lines and primer bulb. Sometimes, the Weedeater does not take gas whenever I squeeze the choke. I would like to share that I have replaced the fuel lines and primer bulb recently. What should I do now?



Hi Tom, do not worry, as it is very common to have a small amount of the air in the Weedeater’s primer bulb. I would advise checking for the possible leaks of air in the Weedeater because it will make the Weedeater idle higher than average if Weedeater is pulling air from somewhere else. Do call a professional mechanic if the problem persists.

Weedeater Featherlite How I can Unflood it


Guys, please tell me how I can unflood my Weedeater Featherlite in a right way. I am trying to clear all the excess fuel from the Weedeater Featherlite. Still, need your suggestions in order to do it properly.

Thanks in advance


Hello Rick, try following these steps:

  • Set the flooded Featherlite Weedeater on an even surface with no hindrances close to cutting head.
  • Do wear the safety glasses
  • Let the engine to cool down slightly. Hold a spark socket cap & try pulling it directly off a spark plug. Now, place a flexible wrench on a spark plug while turning the spark plug left to right in order to loosen it. Once you clear the Carb’s combustion section from extra fuel, it will shot out of a spark plug opening.
  • Now, wipe out the excess fuel, oil, and debris from a spark plug. Carefully, insert the plug & turn it left to right until tight properly with a flexible wrench.
  • Lastly, hold a throttle trigger while pulling the starter rope in order to start your Weedeater.

Weedeater Featherlite XT114 Running Rough

Hello Folks,

I am very frustrated as my Weedeater Featherlite XT114 is giving a tough time. From last few days, whenever I run the Weedeater Featherlite, it does not run properly. What could be a possible reason behind this issue? Need help



Hi James,

The most frequent reasons for your Weedeater Featherlite XT114 running rough are as follows:

  • Clogged carburetor
  • Blocked fuel filter
  • Clogged air filter
  • Worn out or damaged spark plug
  • Choked spark arrestor

Try to inspect the above-mentioned important parts of the Weedeater. If you notice a blockage or some, other issues in these parts. Do call a professional mechanic to fix them.

Weedeater Featherlite FL20 Bog Down Frequently

Hi Everyone,

My one-year-old Weedeater Featherlite bogged down whenever I use it and as a result, it stopped working well. I have not faced this issue before that is why I am quite worried. Your suggestions will be highly appreciated.

Thanks a lot


Hi Richard, in spite of getting worried try to find out the reasons behind this problem. The most important thing is to confirm that your Weedeater’s power plug is ON. After confirming this, check the following things:

  • Check the condition of an engine
  • Check fuel
  • Adjust the Weedeater’s air filter
  • Check spark plug
  • Set the screws in right a position

Well, it is better to service the Weedeater regularly in order to enhance its performance and efficiency.

Weedeater Featherlite Stalls on Full Choke

My Weedeater Featherlite is not working properly as it is stalling badly on full choke. What should I do? The Weedeater Featherlite is just three years old. Should I buy a new one?



Hi Ben,

The choke on any Weedeater is specially designed for cold starting the engine. Well, if users leave a choke on, their Weedeater will not run properly when they try to start its engine. Excessive usage of the choke can easily overflow the engine. When it happens, users have to wait for several minutes in order to let the oil to drain out. The recommended way of starting the Weedeater’s engine is to set a choke properly to an on position & pull a starter cord for approximately six times. I hope that it will work for you.

Weedeater Featherlite FL1500 Clutch Failure

Hello Everyone,

My Weedeater Featherlite FL1500 head starts to spin rigorously as soon as I start the engine. I do not know why it is doing so. I have tried to fix it but all in vain. Has someone faced this issue? If yes then please share some tested solutions.

Thanks a lot


Hi Louis,

The main reason behind this problem is worn out springs of a clutch. The Weedeater head can be damaged easily. Well, it fails due to various wear-related issues. When the clutch fails, the Weedeater’s does not spin at all or it spins intermittently. When you see that springs are badly –out, you might be capable of getting the Weedeater working by simply replacing them. On some models, removing a clutch directly from a crank tube is an easy task as you just have to remove 1 or 2 screws. Nowadays, you can get the replacement clutches easily.


Weedeater Featherlite FL20 Carburetor Adjustment

Hi All,

My one-year-old Weedeater Featherlite FL20 is showing the signs of sputtering, stalling and power loss whenever I use it. What is the reason behind it? Is something serious? Share your views and suggestions, please.



Hi William,

All these signs indicate that the Weedeater’s carburetor needs adjustment. It is an important part of the Weedeater’s as air and fuel mixes here before it catches fire for ignition by a spark plug. When you notice that carb is not maintaining the correct air and fuel mixture to keep enough engine speed that the performance of your trimmer will surely suffer. Usually, the makers preset the carburetor during production; however, you are allowed to make minor adjustments to its idle speed for decreasing or increasing the speed of an engine.

Weedeater Featherlite SST25 Not Working

Hello Guys,

Just wanted a quick help regarding an issue, which my Weedeater Featherlite SST25 is facing nowadays. It has the spark but still, it is not working. Moreover, I have checked the fuel & other important things. Everything sounds good but the problem persists. Please guide


Thanks a lot


Hello Ray , some important reasons behind this problem are as follows:

  • The starter plug is not engaged correctly
  • Blockages in the pipes & jet choked in a carburetor.
  • Another reason is a lack of compression in Weedeater’s cylinder.

Do check these things hopefully; your Weedeater will start working again.

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