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The GH400 auto feed is not working, the instruction manual doesn't address this. Spool is B-D .065 prewound, inserted arrow up. Nothing gumming up the works, cog moves freely, spring is like new.

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10 to 1 yours is doing what mine is, line comes out all over... I think there is a little spocket on the center shaft under the spool... When I replaced line I lost this part and know one shows this as a part on there web sites... I don't know what to do??????

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You will need to buy a new feeder head, if your model's head unscrews, normaly when these stop working there is not much you can do to fix it.

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SOURCE: B & D auto feed string trimmer won't advance string

Is the string spool seated on the rachet correctly? If so and all is well, it is worth noting that these trimmers auto feed fuunction is problematic at best, requiring manually unwinding some line every few minutes as the unit gets older.

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