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Strimmer Case Removal

I'm trying to remove the case from GL72 corded strimmer for repair. I've removed 13 screws from the case side but it still will not come away. Is there a hidden screw or other fixing I am missing?


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  • tylerrose May 23, 2008

    I have a Black and Decker GH1000 string trimmer. Have removed 19 screws and the case still won't come apart. Something near the button that releases the shaft is holding it together. Is there a trick to opening it?

  • twevor Jun 02, 2008

    Slight different on my model but the comment was enough to point me in the right direction!


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There are 2 small screw under the black plasic part. If you've taken all the "visable" screws out the molded plasic part snaps off. Also there is 1 screw under the label. Use your finger to locate the hole and just poke your screwdriver thru it label to remove it.

I hope that helps a little.........

Posted on May 31, 2008

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