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Remove spool how do I get the spool off my ryobi 130 electric trimmer

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  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    remove spool on 31cc ryobi gasweedeater

  • LargoMO847 Jun 06, 2008

    How do I put more line in the trimmer?  Others I've had in the past have simply twisted off but doesn't seem to work on the Ryobi Trimmer Plus.

  • alt58 Jun 25, 2008

    How do I "open" or remove spool ? I can not twist or pull off.

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TJ, I've had the same problem since yesterday and I found the solution (lots of googling - that's how I found your post BTW).
It turned out that the switch malfunction is a common problem.

The part number for the FA3-4 switch is:

ut41002a-36 ("switch assembly")

Available here (thru Amazon):
http://factorylawnandgarden.com/product/553902/B000PLVCX8/SWITCH_ASSEMBLY_UT41002A_36/

It's a Homelite part, which is identical to Ryobi.

Here is the manual showing it (part 6):
http://www.m-and-d.com/pdfs/ryobi_tool/RY41002.pdf

Here is the thread with the solution:
http://www.ryobitools.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=112&topic_id=597&mesg_id=597&page=3

HTH,
Adi

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Jammed line spool on Ryobi gas trimmer

On my Ryobi trimmer, all I have to do is unscrew the knob (the device that you "bump" to advance the line) at the bottom of the spool and the spool can be lifted out. I had to use a strap wrench the first time since it was on very tight. You don't have to line up any arrows to remove the reel.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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SOURCE: how do you remove the head off of a string trimmer

It should pull straight off.
Best regards, --W/D--

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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