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I have a Toro 12 inch Toro Electric trimmer and I can't get the spool off to change. Any solution?

I have a Toro 12" electric weed eater and the line needs changed. Both of my brothers, my brother in law and my son have tried to get the bottom off (where the line goes) but it will not move. They tried everything. What is the secret to this. It does not have a model number on it. Thanks. Ginger I have a 12 inch Toro electric trimmer and I can't get the spool off to change it. Any solution? toro electric trimmer cannot figure out how to remove the bottom part to replace the string

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I am having the same problem - the spool should just come off by turning it counter-clockwise but is completely stuck. This model does not have any tabs that need to be pushed in to get the spool off. Very frustrating!

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Is there a bolt or theres two taps that you have to push in and pull down to remove.

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SOURCE: I have a Toro 12 inch Toro Electric trimmer and I can't get the spool off to change. Any solution?

I have an 11" Toro trimmer and was having trouble deciphering the symbols on the base. The key is having a method to gain some opposing force to unscrew the cap that holds the spool. I have an oil filter wrench called the round wrench. It is a steel bar with an attached length of rubber belt that can tighten around cylindrical objects. I used that to oppose the unlock direction on the trimmer and "voila", no tabs to push no trick with the button, you just need o_1089.jpg_1088.jpg_1087.jpgpposing force.

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