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Re: new spool only lasts a couple of minutes and is gone
The majority of the time excessive string feed is caused by one or a combination of one or more of the following:
String wound backwards. Seems simple enough, but happens to the best of us. Missing or improper spring, or some other missing part.
Lubrication ANYWHERE on the shaft or inside the bump head assembly. With the best intentions, lubrication inside this mechanism will cause continuous string feed. This item should be clean and dry..but never lubricated.
If you know the model number on your particular trimmer, that would assist in troubleshooting.
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Hello! Trimmer Line Installation; Place Trimmer On Workbench Or Floor, Grasp Trimmer Housing With Left Hand Turn Middle Nut With Right Hand,Left To Right Removing Center Peace,In Some Models Suchas Electric Models The Center Piece Just Snaps In.Remove Nut Remove Line&Spool,Bottom Caseing.If Spool&Inner Housing Is Dirty Cleam With Soap&Water.Pay Attention How Line Is Inserted Through Spool,You Will Need To Reinstall Same Way.You Will Need About Twenty Feet Of # 60 Or 65 Line.Buy Line At Any Home Improvement Center. Most Trimmers Are Double Lined.Find Middle Of Line,Thread Through Holes That Old Line Came Out Of.Wind Line Accordingly To Arrows On Spool Edge. Leave Enough Line TO Insert In Groves On Edge Of Spool.Reinstall Spool Put New Line Through Holes In Outer Housing Pull Line Untail Line Is Free.reinstall The Rest Of Parts In Reverse.Hope This Helps,any comments welcome,thank you, !!
1 Press the lock and rotate the spool counter-clockwise or some will remove the center knob.
2 Remove the locking ring if your weed eater has one.
3 Take off the automatic feed button.
4 Wipe away any dirt and debris.
5 Push down on the spool to release the locking tabs.
6 Remove the spool from the chamber.
Restringing the Weed Eater
1 Feed one end of the line into one of the holes of the spool, and secure the end that was inserted
2 Wrap the line in the direction of the arrows. Do this until until you fill the spool up with line.
3 Secure each of the lines into its own upper and lower grooves.
4 Re-install the spool into the chamber from which it was removed.
5 Pass the lines into the left and right holes and snap the spool into place.
6 Once the spool is in its sleeve and fed into its left and right eye holes, pull both ends simultaneously.
7 Reinstall the locking ring if necessary, reinstall the center knob.
First unscrew the bump line leter outer. Then remove the yellow line holder, you will see 2 line grooves for each of 2 lines you will wind into the spool. You will see an inlet area at each of the 2 line holders, you will take about 8-10 feet of line and thread the line into the the groove inlet it will poke out the top of the spool. You will see 2 small holes on the top of the spool, feed just the tip of the line into the hole and pull the line tight on the groove side. Do this on both grooves on the spool, once the line is secure, fish each line into the holes on the spool head and secure with the bump spool leter outer. After spool is secure take the entire spool and wind back into the spool head. you will see the line wind into the spool. make sure you wind the right direction. Once you have seen how this is done, look at the bottom of your assembled spool and you will see 2 arrows. If you have no line in the spool, line up the arrows and take 8-10 feet of line and feed as you did when you have the spool removed. The line should feed through the spool and the line will stick up from the bottom, turn the line and feed just the tip of the line into the retainer hole and pull tight from the spool let-out, once secure wind line back into the spool. Once you have done this once its very easy to do over and over!!!