Question about Black & Decker String Trimmer Cordless 12" 18V
When I removed the spool from the trimmer, there was not "starter" rope to show direction. Is there a way to figure out which direction to wind the rope onto the spool? As there are two "channels", it appears that I must wind rope twice in two separate dircetions. Is this true? Also, what part of the spool do I anchor the rope to before winding so it doesn't unwind ?
Push the tabs tother and pull the cover off, the spool then
just slides off
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Posted on Jun 01, 2009
The grasshog xp takes .080 heavy duty line, do not use any other grade other then .080!
First remove the orange cap by depresssing the two buttons. Next unscrew the screw and remove the tumbler. You'll want about 50' of line for each of the two spindle slots. Start on the spindle closest to you by inserting about an inch of line into the hole in the base and statr winding it snugly in the direction as show on the spool, take your time and do it nice and neat and the line will last you longer then if you rush and do it sloppy. At the end leave about 6/8 inches and temporarily fasten the end on one of the nitched holders. Start the inside spool from the opposite end that you started the other and repeat the same. Once they are both spooled and temporarily fastened at opposite ends from each other reattach the spool onto the edger, fasten the screw in place and un fasten each end at a time inserting the line through the wholes each on oppoing sides. Then reinstall the safety cap and you are done! For taking 15/20 minutes and 1/4 the cost of buying a new spool and saving throwing the old spool away it is well worth it =)
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
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.
Posted on Apr 21, 2010
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