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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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  • field4kids Sep 09, 2009

    Fortunately (or unfortunately) the spool will only turn one direction when winding the line - counterclockwise. This is the "Speed Spool" where you thread the line through the head and then wind it up. You don't remove the head to replace the line.

    However, the manual says to turn the head clockwise but it will not turn that way. Many others have said that this is an error in the manual and that counterclockwise is the way to turn it.

    As I said, I have done this many times (2 x a week when doing the yard) for 6-8 months and it just started happening...very strange.

  • Lewis Jul 22, 2013

    This has recently happened to my trimmer as well but it is 4 years old. After re-feeding the line 4 times this spool will not turn at all. Any suggestions? I would bet yours is still under warranty. Still a hassle.

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You may have wound the line in the wrong direction. Check it out. We all do it at least once...Lee

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  • eldee Sep 09, 2009

    You then may want to go buy a new spool and head. There may be something broken that is not apparent but causes the problem...Lee

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