Mclane Edger

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Sep 18, 2006
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I have a 2 year old Mclane edger and the spring washer for the cutterhead shaft keeps breaking off. They have sent me spares and I have used them already. What could be the problem. Am I putting them on wrong side out? Does it really matter which side is in or out? See attached for spring I am talking about. Mclane tech support says that should not be happening.

I love the company's answer.
Just going to make a wild guess, they may have heat treated the material the washer is made of wrong and it's to brittle.
Simple cheap way to find out would be to just pick one up at any local Hardware or box store. there sold in the fastener area in those pull out bins.
Thanks, I never thought about checking at lowes or home depot.