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Small part fell out in grass and I can't find it. Where can I fi

The 0.08 nylon string comes out through a 1/2" metal grommet. There is one on each side of the spinner. It is only held in by friction. One of them fell out while I was trying to add more string. It fell in the grass and it is aluminum so I can't find it using a magnet. Chere can I buy a replacement. The unit is worthless without it and a totally new head is $25.


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They are called strimmer eyelets and most hardware shops, repair shops or hire shops will sell them

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What do i need for replacement string? Can i go heavier or stay with the smaller string? This is for mastercraft 20v grass trimmer. thanks

the size of the string is critical in electric driven trimmers
it does have mass and the thicker string will over load the motor
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How do you get the string to come out of the spool whilst the snipper is in use ?

There are two or more types,
1: provided the spool is full and wound on correctly, to increase the length of nylon you tap the head of the snipper on the ground while it's spinning. This should release extra cutting string.
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Deborah there should be a little hole just towards the bottom of the spool head where you could fit a small metal rod in. If you can locate it push something small in like a 2 inch nail and turn the spool head slowly by hand until it locks up. The head should then undo . It will undo anti clockwise.

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Putting on another spool, do I thread the line through the hole in the side?

I feel that the END of your trimmer line should exit THROUGH the hole in the side. That hole should have a small metal grommet to alleviate wear on the plastic head unit as the string flies.
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Take a look at the hole in the spool where the business end of the string comes through. There should be a smooth metal grommet or smooth short tube there. If the metal is missing, then the string is breaking because it rubs against plastic and heats up very quickly. Or the tube or grommet might have a rough or sharp spot. You might be able to polish it up with a Dremmel type of tool.

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String breaks in a few seconds. Change spool no help. New 0.80 green string no help. What else?

The hole where the line comes through the plastic spool should have a metal grommet in it. If the hole is just plastic, then the line rubs against it and the heat cannot dissipate, so the line gets hot and melts.

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I have a Micky Mouse of a Black and Decker grass strimmer. The line breaks every time I use it for more than 10 seconds, the string is wound in the right direction and threaded through the hole in the...

Sounds like you may have lost the little metal grommet that should surround the hole that the business end of the string comes through. This grommet is usually aluminum because it is a very good heat conductor. What happens is that the string rubs very hard against the edge of this hole, which heats up the string in that one little spot enough to melt it. If the hole is only plastic, it cannot dissipate this heat. The grommet dissipates that heat and the string doesn't melt. I don't know if you can buy a replacement grommet. You might be able to a generic grommet like the kind sold for tarps. Or you can replace the whole part that should have the grommet in it.

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Test the Grass Hog to make sure the string is not too long. If it is you'll hear it cracking against the plastic guard on the base.

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