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Black and Decker Strimmer GL701 type 1 The drive belt comes off, which means that the strimmer looses power. I've put it back on once, but it soon came off again. Is this problem common? What is the answer?

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  • ljunglar Aug 31, 2008

    Black and Decker Strimmer GL701 type 1
    The drive belt comes off, which means that the strimmer looses power.
    I've put it back many times, but it soon came off again.
    This problem seem to be common in Sweden!

    The plastic between motor and axle is not stable.
    What can be done?

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    I have the same problem. The plastic belt drive wheel wears at the edge of the teeth at the shoulder (which also wears) and allows the belt to slip off. Where can you get a new toothed wheel? And why is it plastic when the smaller toothed drive wheel on the end of the motor which drives the belt is made of metal? How do you get the plastic wheel off?

    Mike

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    Motor turns but the cord wheel is stationary

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Please come to B&D service center ask for help, and you will find contact number in manual.

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The belt item 4 of below link has come off.
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(Actual Black and decker website is here)
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