Troy-Bilt TB525CS Line Keeps Being Sucked into Housing
I have replaced the line on my TB525CS many times. Now however, when I put new line on, wind it in and start the weed eater, the line sucks back into the housing. I then repeat the process with the same results.
What could be causing this? I've had this trimmer for 6-8 months and this is the first time this has happened.
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Yes, something special to know. If the new fuel line is going into the gas tank, be sure to cut a steep angle on the end of the line going into the gas tank. This will allow enough of the line to get into the tank where you will be able to grab it thru the gas fill opening with needle nose pliers and pull it thru.
If it's like my Ryobi, the alignment arrows are for feeding in string, not removing the spool. When aligned with the arrows, you should be able to insert two pieces of line into opposite sides of the housing. The ends of the line will come out of the spool next to a tiny hole. Put the end of each of the two lines into the holes, then pull the two lines from the outside. This will lock the ends of the line into the tiny holes in the housing. Now you can turn the housing by hand to wind the lines onto the spool. I think it will take about ten feet of line (on each side).
Alternatively, spin the bump stop out of the assembly. This holds the spool in, so when the bump stop is removed, the spool comes right out.
Take an awl or small diameter screw driver, same size or a bit smaller dia. than the line dia., and push it through the hole from the outside of the line head. This should push the piece of old line through the hole.
Recommendation: Leave at least one inch of line on the inside of the head, so you can grab it easily when you have to replace the line. I'll carry a pair of long nose pliers on me when I use my trimmer, so I can easily grab hold of the inside piece to pull it through.
This was my problem as well when I initially purchased. After letting it sit for a week due to frustration...I tried again. I believe that the manual is wrong when it states that the winding is clockwise and could cause the teeth to eventually wear down. I watched the motion of the speed spool when I gently tugged on the line simulating the centrifugal force...there is no way that you can wind it clockwise and expect it to stay. I simply wound it COUNTER-CLOCKWISE to get the desired result. I finished trimming the lawn and had no more problems...except for learning that I cannot edge along concrete without the line wearing quickly.