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Black & Decker gh400 GrassHog will not autofeed line. Spool is wound correct direction and properly inserted. White plastic ratchet cog underneath the spool looks good and toggles freely while disassembled. I think the cog remains in the "out" or locked position after the spool stops spinnig, instead of returning to the "feed" position and letting the spool advance one notch.

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  • kevinaires May 25, 2009

    After two years use, autofeed does not work.  Some conditions as first post.


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Is the string spool seated on the rachet correctly? If so and all is well, it is worth noting that these trimmers auto feed fuunction is problematic at best, requiring manually unwinding some line every few minutes as the unit gets older.

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When I had this problem I replaced that ratchet toggle part that the string drum sits over. Do you use replacement refills or do you refill them yourself. If you wind the string in the wrong direction it all affect the auto feed.

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Is the string spool seated on the rachet correctly? If so and all is well, it is worth noting that these trimmers auto feed fuunction is problematic at best, requiring manually unwinding some line every few minutes as the unit gets older.

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