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Motor spins, shaft does not...

Not only did the line keep coming off of the trimmer, but the grass hog trimmer jammed but the shaft kept turning. The stem that the dual line unit attaches was stripped in the process and now the the shaft spins but the dual line system no longer rotates.

I checked Black and Decker's website to order a part but it is not offered as an individual component. It is sold with the main section of the trimmer. I would have to replace most of the trimmer to fix the problem. I doubt I will purchase a trimmer from Black and Decker again, as a result.

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I'm in a similar situation with my GH1000, except that it was a part that comes with whole motor assembly. I could sell you the shaft assembly of my trimmer, or I'll buy your motor assembly. Yes?

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