Question about Black & Decker String Trimmer Cordless 12" 18V
The auto feed system is really poorly designed and produced. But essentially its designed to feed when resistance is made against the centrifugal force when spinning. Basically two ways. You start trimming some heavy grass and that provides enough resistance to feed some line. Or you can fullly squeeze and quickly release the trigger a couple times. If you look inside the spool housing there will be a little lever that should move freely. Frequently inspect it as it goes out often. Also make sure theres no dirt build up on or around it or the rails it follows on the spool. If the tiny weight is missing then that lever is useless. On the bright side you can order them online for a couple bucks and they are pretty easy to replace.
Posted on Apr 01, 2014
You do not need to bump the head to advance the line. The machine has automatic line feed. If the line will not advance, then there is a problem with the line spool, possibly a tangle inside on it. Here is your instruction manual.
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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1. Disconnect the unit from the power
2. Remove the spool by firmly pulling on the
3. Clean entire surface of hub and spool.
4. Replace with a pre-wound spool or cut a
length of 30 feet of 0.065! (1.65 mm) diameter
Weed Eaterr brand line. Use of
heavier lines could overload and damage
WARNING: Never use wire, rope,
string, etc., which can break off and become a
5. Insert one end of the line about 1/2 inch (1
cm) into the small hole inside the spool.
6. Wind the line evenly and tightly onto the
spool. Wind in the direction of the arrow
found on the spool.
7. Push the line into the notch, leaving 3 to 5
inches (7 -- 12 cm) unwound.
8. Insert the line into the exit hole in the hub
as shown in the illustration.
9. Align the notch with the line exit hole.
10. Push the spool into the hub until it snaps
11. Pull on the line extending outside the hub
to release it from the notch; otherwise, the
unit will not function properly.
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