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Factory wound auomatic feed spool isn't feeding and seems to melt together

GrassHog electric trimmer GH600 type2 Automatic Feed Spool often seems to melt together and isn't feeding.

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10 to 1 yours is doing what mine is, line comes out all over... I think there is a little spocket on the center shaft under the spool... When I replaced line I lost this part and know one shows this as a part on there web sites... I don't know what to do??????

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You may need to purchase a new spool housing, which may not be too hard to do, if you have one of the name brand trimmers. This replaces the whole mechanism that holds the line, the retaining ring, etc.

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It sounds like that the automatic line release is damaged.

1. Remove and clean all debris from the head. I assume that you have already done this if you have changed the line a few times, but just make sure.

2. Remove the the head from the shaft.

3. There should be a large spring in there. If its broken, damaged or missing that will allow the head to spool line pretty fast. again make sure all debris is removed from this area.

4. Check the feed dogs in the same area as the spring. If they are worn the same problem will occur.

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