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My homelite weed trimmer will not hold the string. It will work for about a minute then the string will get tangled around the neck of the trimmer. Could i be using the wrong gage of string. Right now it has green .80 string.

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Sounds like you wound the string in the wrong direction, or reassembled head wrong

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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