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Remove head to replace line

How do you remove the head so you can put new line in?

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  • Anonymous Sep 23, 2008

    i would like to take off the old head and replace it with a new bumpline feed head

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    same problem

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    how do you change the pull cord

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Turn unit upside down so you are looking @ the underside of the spool. On the side of the spool should be a hole which you insert a rod to keep the spool housing from turning on the shaft. Turn and head will come right off.

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