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Can not get the head off, the bolt spins.

The head on the weedeater would not spin when i pulled the throttle trigger. I took the motor off the back of the shaft, and now I can't get the head off. when I try to take the bolt out of the head it spins. what can I do to fix this problem? How do I get the head off?

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You should not have to take the head off.You should be able to pull cable out through the top.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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On a lot of the Inexpensive "Harry Homeownwer" weed trimmers
the Manufacturers will disable the ability to remove the trimmer head
from the shaft. Reason? Theirs is that your paying less than $200.00
dollars for their trimmer and they make more by selling you the replacement shaft assembly then by making repair parts available.
Factory Warranty repair shops will tell you to take the unit back to where you purchased it as long as it falls within the 90 day warranty
date or the period of extended coverage. Why? The warranty repair shops charge as much as $50.00 dollars per hour labor not including parts. The shaft assembly is almost $75.00 dollars before labor, add parts and it exceeds the cost of replacing the unit with a brand new one. Big Suggestion: Keep the box and all supplied instructions, place them in a plastic bag along with the original bill of sale and certificate of coverage for an extended service warranty, staple the
bag to the inside of the box and keep all nearby in case of unit
breakdown. Makes life a lot easier, and if you think this is a hassle
then spend the extra money to purchase a unit that can be repaired.

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