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Have a Homelite gas trimmer. Cannot remove the

Have a Homelite gas trimmer. Cannot remove the nut to put new line on the spool. When I try to remove the nut, everything rotates. Is the a way to lock the shaft so the nut will turn? Thanks, Pete

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  • pw0110 Apr 26, 2010

    Thanks for the input. I was able to slide the bump knob up enough to expose a bit of shaft. I put heavy pliers on that to stop it from rotating and a pipe wrench on the bump knob to loosen it by turning it counter clockwise per spec for the 26cs.

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Not sure but have you checked to see if it might be left handed thread

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