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Trimmer won't run - B&D CST2000

My trimmer was working fine. It ran out of line, so I replaced the spool. Now the unit won't run. I've tried replacing the spool several times, but it still won't run. The battery is showing fully charged. Any ideas?

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Could be loose connection in the motor due to vibration.

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Replace trimmer line


The steps for replacing line in a single line trimmer head are virtually the same for many trimmer head types, like double line trimmer heads.
1. Remove the Trimmer Head Spool
Removing the spool is the first step in replacing trimmer line in any conventional trimmer head, but trimmer head spools can disassemble in different ways.
The trimmer head pictured above and below disassembles by simply unscrewing the knob around its arbor bolt. Other trimmer heads can use press tab and other twisting styles for disassembly.
2. Insert Trimmer Line and Wind the Line
Single line trimmer heads have just one channel in their spools for winding line. The channel will have a hole in it somewhere that keeps the line in place as it is wound around the spool. Insert one end of the trimmer line in the hole.
Depending on the trimmer head, it might be helpful to bend a small portion of the cutting line at an angle before inserting it in the starter hole. Also, cutting the line at an angle can help this first step on some trimmer heads.
Of course, it is also important to make sure that the replacement line matches the diameter specification of the trimmer head before beginning. Once the line is started correctly in the channel hole, you're ready to wind. Most trimmer heads will indicated the correct winding direction right on the spool somewhere.
It's also important to wind the line carefully, keeping it in neat rows as much as possible. The line will have a much higher chance to feed incorrectly during trimmer use if it suffers from sloppy winding.
3. Snap the Line into its Retaining Notch
A conventional trimmer head will have a retainer on its spool. Snap the end of the trimmer line into the retainer after it is wound around the spool. The retainer will hold the line in place as the spool is replaced in the trimmer head assembly.
4. Replace the Trimmer Head Spool
With the cutting line held in place, the spool is ready to be replaced in the trimmer head assembly.
First feed the extra trimmer line through the trimmer head eyelet. Make sure to release the line from the retainer before completely securing the spool into position.
Replace any knobs, bolts, or other trimmer head pieces removed during disassembly.
Your single line trimmer line is now reloaded, and your trimmer should be ready to get back to work.
Although there are many steps to reloading line the conventional way, a little practice and familiarity with your trimmer will speed the process up a great deal. Once you're up to speed, reloading trimmer line this way can take less than five minutes.
If you want to know about the double line replacement, please click this
Thanks.

Apr 01, 2012 | Garden

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I have a cst1000 cordless trimmer. The recharging unit has failed. Do you sell a replacement that has the red and green lights indicating charging or charged?


Try this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-B-D-12V-VOLT-CST1000-Cordless-Grass-Trimmer-Charger-/200504468177?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eaeff62d1

If this has been helpful, please leave positive feedback. Thanks!

May 02, 2011 | Black & Decker Cst2000 12 - Volt Cordless...

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It does not turn on even if it was charged for 24 hrs


When it charges, does the red light come on on the charger? Some of the CST2000 chargers make bad connections, and they don't actually charge.

Make sure the red light is coming on when you're charging the battery. If the light is coming on and you still can't use the trimmer after charging, you'll need either a new battery or a whole new battery pack (the black handle of the trimmer).

Hope that helps!

Sep 04, 2010 | Black & Decker Cst2000 12 - Volt Cordless...

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I have a Black & Decker 12v, 12" cordless trimmer (CST2000). The charger is missing. Can I buy a replacement? Is there a part number?


Do a random Google search for your model and maybe even serial number and you will find what you are looking for.

Aug 30, 2010 | Black & Decker Cst2000 12 - Volt Cordless...

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How to put together the CST2000 and install a battery


Which part of the Grass Hog did you take apart? If you mean the spool head, that is easy to reassemble. The actual spool (the round part with the line coming out) goes into the cavity on the bottom of the trimmer, with the line poking out of the hole in the side several inches (not enough to hit the plastic guard). Then the cover (orange with the spring on it) fits on top of the spool so that the spring pushes on the spool and the two tabs on the side snap into the holes in the trimmer.

Unless you took another part off, that should be all you need to do to reassemble the Grass Hog. Turn it right-side up and turn it on to make sure everything works.

Jun 01, 2010 | Black & Decker Cst2000 12 - Volt Cordless...

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Have a cst2000 but do not have the charger


The charger for the CST2000 is part #243248-00, but it is obsolete now. You could maybe find a used one for sale on eBay or craigslist, though.

Good luck!

Apr 17, 2010 | Black & Decker Cst2000 12 - Volt Cordless...

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I don't need a manual - I need a replacement handle


if your refering to the batt handle then its a obsolete item with no replacement part number. your part # is 243215-00 and your best bet is to sell it or put lots of ducktape or epoxy or keep checking ebay

Jul 09, 2009 | Black & Decker Cst2000 12 - Volt Cordless...

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