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Black and decker grasshog trimmer line feed problem

Automatic trimmer line is fed out so it uses up 6 ft in less than 1 minute?

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    Same problem!!!!! ANY solutions?

  • butch47 Jul 23, 2008

    I've had the cordless trimmer less than 2 months and the line ran out, now I'm trying to figure out how to replace the line. does black and decker have a video showing how to do it?

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As for respooling I said to heck with it and bought a new pre-lined spool at lowes for around 8 bucks. simply remove any remaining line, pop the old spool out and put the new one in.
As to the feeding issue I had the same thing going initially when i installed such spool. I didnt really get a chance to look at the problem in detail but here is what i think the problem is. The little rocker arm that engages the auto feel seems to me to have way to much play in it. I noticed if i constantly engaged and released the trigger, essentially revving it, thats when it would start eating line like crazy. I think doing this is allowing that arm to engage and feed line because of the constant shifts in rpm. It kinda seems like it allows the arm to slip in place. I also noticed that If I engaged the trimmer, and held the trigger at the same steady pace, then slowly let off that it wouldnt eat up my line. Im not to sure about all of this though. Its my grandmas and today was my first and prolly last day using it.

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Email publication@bdk.com or see www.dewaltservicenet.com look for the find it now icon & enter the model #

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