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Head will not drive. Can feel it slip between nut and motor.

This is gas driven MODEL RLT30CDN.
I s there a connection at the motor end of the shaft which could be 'slipping' ?

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  • rnygman56 Dec 01, 2008

    I have have a straight shaft ss30 model trimmer and removed the shaft. Where the flexible drive cord slides into the fitting at the motor, there is no torque to drive the trimmer head. The motor spins when it is given gas but the silver spool does not turn. How do I get the spool off so I can fix it or do I need to buy a new trimmer

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Inside the shaft is a flexible drive cord, at each end is usually a hex or torx head fitting that slides into a sleeve, theese can sometimes strip or even snap off and need replaced. remove one end of the shaft (either the engine or the spool) and the cord should slide right out easily. inspect each end for stripping and to make sure it didn't snap off inside the sleeves.

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