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Can't get weedeater spool head loose to change the line.

Can't get weedeater spool head loose to replace weedeater line on a homelite weedeater UT21546. I can't find the manual.

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There is three types of heads push, screw, and snap. The screw type have a big ball looking thing on the bottom that when pressed lets the line out. the snap kind are verry distinctive they slid in and two tongs snap in to place you will be able to see them on the out side. the push head just push in and turn.

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

  • philsbmw Oct 24, 2010

    Mine is a screw-type, and it's a left-hand thread; you have to turn it the other way to loosen it.

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Cut two separate pieces of string, about 7 ft. each.

Stick the end of the line in the hole on the inside of spool.

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Cut two separate pieces of string, about 7 ft. each.

Stick the end of the line in the hole on the inside of spool.

Wind clockwise onto spool, putting the line that is closest to the ground on first.

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