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Cant get the spool off to change the line

I have a Homelite gas powered straight shaft grass trimmer and want to change the line but cant get the spool off, can you tell me how to get it off thanks

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  • greg562 May 10, 2009

    I dont see any tabs on the spool any other possible suggestions how to remove this spool from my gas powered Homelite straight shat grass trimmer

  • greg562 May 10, 2009

    It does have a plastic centre nut, it seems very tight I cant budge it by hand, I will try channel locks thanks



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Check for 2 or 1 push tabs on the side of the spool that might onlock it so it can be turned too replace string

Posted on May 10, 2009

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    michael May 10, 2009

    hmmm, ok does it have the center knob that unscrews then ? or the outer ring must turn, might just be jammed up try a pair of channel locks for a little extra grip just use cation not too break it

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    michael May 10, 2009

    your welcome hope it works for you



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