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I have a ryobi weed eater and the twine locks up and wont release

I have carefully wrapped the twine around the spool and after a couple of bumps for release, the twine locks up (tightens) around itself inside the spool housing and then will not release. I have gone to smaller twine thinking that might help but it does not. I even replaced the twine spool thinking that was the problem, but it is still doing it. I must be doing something wrong.

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There is really no solution to this problem -- it is inherent in weed **** -- I have extensive experience with this phenomenon, spending many hours trying dozens of approaches. If you need a **** my suggestion would be buy a new one -- it'll get you through a season or two...

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