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UT22600-need to take off the spark plug-what do I use? my standard spark plug wrench is too thick for the space around the plug. The housing is held on by some strange star shaped screws-not phillips head....

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The star shaped screws are called Torx. They sell the bits at the hardware store, and they come in different sizes, so take your trimmer with you to the store. But it might be easier to just buy a thin-wall socket. Take your trimmer with you to try that too. Hardware store might not have them, but Home Depot, Lowes, and Sears do, they would have the Torx bits too.

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