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Adding rope to spool

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 ?
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