After refilling my string trimmer the line will soon get stuck and no longer feeds. it looks like the line gets fused together..any solutions
i have a home lite petrol trimmer with the same problem when i change the line, it goes for a minute or so then gets pulled back in
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When I had this problem I replaced that ratchet toggle part that the string drum sits over. Do you use replacement refills or do you refill them yourself. If you wind the string in the wrong direction it all affect the auto feed.
For your machine, make sure you are using the Manufacturer's recommended trimmer line. For your model, they recommend using Echo brand .080" Cross Fire diameter line. You also need to insure that when you load the spool with the line, that it is loaded (in the right direction) so it can feed properly.
The slots on the string spool are there just to hold the line in place so it doesn't unwind while you are putting the string head back together. You have the strings sticking up, you lower the casing with the eyelet holes down, feed the ends of the strings sticking up through the eyes and then yank them free of the slots so they can automatically feed. So yes, line goes from spool hub to spool slots to casing outlet holes and don't forget to pull it free of the slots.
the notice on the trimmer says it has an AFS Automatic Feed Spool, "NO BUMPING REQUIRED". I see that underneath the spool, there's a small plastic centrifugal weightwith a peg on it. . It kinda looks like it might advance the line each time the electric motor starts and stops. If there are loose clippings in there, or if the weight is stuck, it probably would cause the problem.
I've never had any luck with those stupid bump heads. Every time I would refill them, the string would get caught up. They bind up. I finally replaced the bump head with a string head that you place short pieces of string in. They're not perfect either. You have to pre-cut the string to about 9-12 inches in length, and just replace the piece when it's time.
The talcum powder fix that I gave for line feed problems works for this problem too. The powder lubricates the line, eliminating the friction that melts the line. They are essentially just two parts of the same problem.