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My grasshog gh600 wont feed the line anymore. i replaced the cap, spring and purchased a pre-spooled line to see if that was the problem. it wasn't. please assist

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  • gwj2000 Jun 27, 2008

    The white lever is intact, and it moves very freely. Is that right?
    How can I tell if it needs replacement?

    Thanks for the help.


  • bkilroy Aug 02, 2008

    I have the opposite problem; the line comes off very quickly...... from what I can gather the problem sounds like the lever needs replacement in both our cases.

  • biscuit43 Aug 14, 2008

    I can't find my manual to see even how to feed spool, please help!!! Biscuit43@hotmail.com



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Check out a white plastic lever at the back of the spool line. if its broken then replace it. cost of the parts around $4.00 or so. this parts controls the auto feed of the spool
thanx

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

  • mr aicnelav Jun 28, 2008

    check out www.toolpartsdirect.com for parts diagram

    go to B&D type model # & in large diagram. lever / either white or black. at the end of the lever there should be a plastic pin part of the lever that facing the spool.about 3/16 that stakes out. if not then thats the problem. 100 % causing the line not to feed.or maybe the line are intangled or overlapping also a problem

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Get a new trimmer. All the teeth on the gear wheel, attached to the motor, is plastic and has won out. This has caused the belt to slip of the wheel so the motor spins but the trimmer doesn't. The **** *** thing is you have to buy the entire motor assembly to get back the wheel.

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