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Auto feed spool doesn't work

My GrassHog GH600 14" auto feed trimmer/edger stopped automatically feeding the string from the spool recently, forcing me to open the spool cover and pull out the string manually. Is there someway to fix or lubricate to get the auto feed operation working again?

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  • doloresste Apr 05, 2009

    line gets stuck and i have to take the spool out to feed it thru.

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You may need to purchase a new spool housing, which may not be too hard to do, if you have one of the name brand trimmers. This replaces the whole mechanism that holds the line, the retaining ring, etc.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012

10 to 1 yours is doing what mine is, line comes out all over... I think there is a little spocket on the center shaft under the spool... When I replaced line I lost this part and know one shows this as a part on there web sites... I don't know what to do??????

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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