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If you are talking about the spool and string area, remember that Stihl have left hand threads so you turn it the opposite of lefty, loosy, righty tighty. There is a small hole in the side of the head to insert a special tool that came with the weedtrimmer when you purchased it. If the tool isn't available use a small phillips or flathead screw driver to hold the gear box still while unscrewing the head counterclockwise.

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