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I have a cordless toro 51486 12 inch 24 volt trimmer I can't put new string on the spool

I need help adding string to the spool

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SOURCE: I have a Toro 12 inch Toro Electric trimmer and I can't get the spool off to change. Any solution?

I am having the same problem - the spool should just come off by turning it counter-clockwise but is completely stuck. This model does not have any tabs that need to be pushed in to get the spool off. Very frustrating!

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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SOURCE: I can't get the spool

You are doing well. The Toro site states that this is a model from 1985. User manuals were much more concise back then and so I will have you view yours. Click on the link on the left that states:
Toroe Electric Trimmer/Service Manual (English). I have viewed it and spool removal instructions with pictures are there.
https://homeownersolutions.toro.com/portal/server.pt/community/product_center/225#manualsResultPage

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

woobie dog
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SOURCE: Toro 8" 12 volt trimmer.

Look at this tip, an oldie but a goodie:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2827867-winding_line_trimmers

Should be what you need.

Best regards, --W/D--

Posted on Jun 04, 2011

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