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I have a TB525EC trimmer with the "new" string

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I agree it was not an easy feed process. The single line did not feed into the individual upper and lower chambers, due to cheap plastic part design, causing the line to jam on auto feed.
REMOVAL OF HEAD: I put on a Gator type Universal trimmer head.
Attempted to hold the shaft/rod, but it twisted and I thought it might break. I used a needle nose vise-pliers to clamp onto and hold head, at top of factory head. [At bottom of outer shaft was a black plastic cup/cover; just below is a gap that allows gripping of the bolt for the head, above the red trimmer head turn knob.] After you vise the bolt, hold the pliers and spin the head counter-clock wise, unscrewing the head & nut. [It was not very easy breaking the nut loose, by I have light arthritis and was able to accomplish without other help or tools.

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Great question! You can always go to the Home Depot and purchase a "universal-type" retro head and if it doesn't fit correctly, just return it for a refund or go on a site like Ebay and buy a genuine Troy Bilt retro type string head. I bet they will fit.

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  • Tom Smith Apr 22, 2012

    You obviously have no idea what you're talking about. With these pieces of junk that trimmer head doesn't just unbolt. I can't even get TroyBilt to answer how to remove the thing

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