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Can't remove casing for B&D Cordelss Grasshog (NST2018 Type 2)

I need to replace some broken parts (spindle not spinning) in my Cordless grasshog and I can't dissasemble the outter shell. I have taken all of the screws out that I cannot get it off of the covering where the head meets the shaft. Does anyone know how to remove this?

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  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    I also cannot remove the spool housing (part # 478728-00) that is cracked from the metal piece that holds the guard and guide on my GH-1000 14". I have also removed all the screws only to pull and expose the cable that turns inside the shaft. Is there a trick? I really do not want to take the whole unit apart piece by piece. Thanks.

  • Figaro1 Sep 27, 2008

    I have removed all of the screws from the caseing but at near the shaft the casing will not come apart. It stays as if it was glued or something is holding it. I tired to pray it like it says in this last instructions, but nothing comes loose. Which I had a figure or something to show how it is done or exactly where I am suppose to pry with the screw driver

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These are the steps to open the clamshell/motor housing for the Black and Decker 18V Cordless Trimmer Model NST2018. The orange clamshell has two plastic clips that engage two recesses inside the black plastic ring. You use two screwdrivers to disengage the clips and seperate the black plastic ring from the orange clamshell. Follow these steps: Wrap tube assembly in a small towel and mount in a large bench vice securely. You will notice two small openings at the top of the black plastic ring at the top of the orange clamshell. The next steps require two people. Person one inserts a flat-bladed screwdriver into into each of the small openings at the top of the black plastic ring (two screwdrivers). Using the tube assembly for leverage, pry the black plastic ring from the orange clamshell with enough force to disengage the orange plastic clips from the black plastic ring. Person two pulls the orange clamshell/motor housing away from the black plastic ring/tube assembly along a straight line (same axis as the tube assembly). After you've separated the motor/clamshell housing from the black plastic ring, remove the six screws and open the clamshells.

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  1. There is a hidden screw behind the label on the handle that describes how to unlock the head. The location is in the middle where there is a vertical line. I just pressed with a small screwdriver to break through the label and removed the screw that is probably there to tell black and decker that you have now voided your warranty! But you probably don't have a warranty if you are here!

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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Press the sides in one side or the other probley has snaps on each side or one side or the other

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Pry with a small screwdriver into the edge of the black piece that locks the head from turning.Pry into the end nearest the spinning line head go around it ,it has one little *** that keeps it from sliding down.you dont have to pry hard just look for the ***. Harry

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