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Welshidiot's review of GardenLine, Aldi Petrol Hedge Trimmer

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Written on: 30/07/2018 by Welshidiot (1 review written)

I have other petrol garden products ..... a lawn mower and a strimmer. Based upon my knowledge of starting and using these I invested in a Gardenline petrol hedge trimmer. I wish I hadn`t.
Firstly it would not start and had to be returned to Gardenline as it was out of Aldi`s product return date. I had been away on holiday.
It now started but not easily. The carburettor floods and wets the spark plug. Choke in, choke out, petrol primer pushed not pushed. It makes no difference the plug gets wet.
When it does start it`s very smokey and will not idle. The throttle needs to be continually activated. After a while it cuts out altogether and will not start. I suppose there must be a temperature cut out device somewhere, because when it cools you can restart it, but again with difficulty.
In use it is powerful but extremely heavy. Every so often you have to take a rest to let your arms recover from the exertion. I`m able bodied and in good health so didn`t think the weight of the trimmer would be a problem. How wrong could I be.
It now has another problem. The rubber grommet in the petrol tank has corroded as has the petrol feed pipe that runs through it. Apparently this is a common problem with this product.
Starting, idling, cutting out, weight ....... all go against this hedge trimmer.
I`m back to using my electric corded hedge trimmer and yes I`ve accidentally cut the cord already. L-ion battery next time.
The Gardenline trimmer looks absolutely pristine as it`s only 3 years old. It gets used about 3/4 times a year on a laurel hedge which is quite slow growing but tough to cut.
Reluctantly I`m going to have to bite the bullet and BIN IT !!

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Deegee24's Response to Welshidiot's Review

Written on: 01/08/2018

I have same experience. Occasionally runs for around four seconds then stops.

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Deegee24's reply to Deegee24's Comment

Written on: 01/09/2018

it has now died. tried a new ignition module and replaced rubber grommet (mine leaked too), ran after an effort for a few minutes and then stopped forever.

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