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Correct way to install the line spool . Do you remove the plastic sleeve that keeps the line in. I have tried withit without it still can't get it right?? Its an old ryobi ret402a

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  • Pak Kambling Apr 02, 2012

    Hi, I also have the same problem. Could you share how did you managed fix it? Thank you in advance.

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I only just found this solution and it is just what I need. Thank you Jerry.

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Correct way to install the line spool of an old ryobi ret402a trimmer. Do I have to remove the plastic sleeve that keeps the line in? I have tried with and without it but still can't get it right.

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Hi bluemontel52...

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2 Remove the locking ring if your weed eater has one.
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5 Push down on the spool to release the locking tabs.
6 Remove the spool from the chamber.

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