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I have a Homelite bent shaft trimmer. When I try to take off the nut to replace the line spool, I am turning over the motor and it nut won't come loose. Help

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Where the shaft meets the head there is a bolt, star shaped, take the bolt off and with a screw driver put it into the teeth of the gears and then turn the bolt. Tim

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How to change the trimmer line


Hello! Trimmer Line Installation; Place Trimmer On Workbench Or Floor, Grasp Trimmer Housing With Left Hand Turn Middle Nut With Right Hand,Left To Right Removing Center Peace,In Some Models Suchas Electric Models The Center Piece Just Snaps In.Remove Nut Remove Line&Spool,Bottom Caseing.If Spool&Inner Housing Is Dirty Cleam With Soap&Water.Pay Attention How Line Is Inserted Through Spool,You Will Need To Reinstall Same Way.You Will Need About Twenty Feet Of # 60 Or 65 Line.Buy Line At Any Home Improvement Center. Most Trimmers Are Double Lined.Find Middle Of Line,Thread Through Holes That Old Line Came Out Of.Wind Line Accordingly To Arrows On Spool Edge. Leave Enough Line TO Insert In Groves On Edge Of Spool.Reinstall Spool Put New Line Through Holes In Outer Housing Pull Line Until Line Is Free.reinstall The Rest Of Parts In Reverse.Hope This Helps,any comments welcome,thank you, ii

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Take a length of about 6 foot of line, kink it in the middle and pass this through the hole in the spool. Wind the two lengths of line around the spool in their own divisions and in the same direction. The direction of wind is embossed in the reel and the line should be wound tightly and held all the while. When you have about 6-8 inches left in your hand, bring the cover up to the spool and carefully pass the two ends of the line through the holes, push the cover all the way over while pulling on the two pieces of line and ensuring that the lines stay on their own side of the division on the spool. Fit and tighten the bump nut and trim the lines to just about the cut-off blade.
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Bump feed replacement line cannot be removed . It sounds as though the hold shaft is turning


You should be able to remove the bump knob and then the inner spool. To keep the shaft from turning, try to grasp the dust cover with some vise grips or large adjustable pliars to hold it and just remove the knob. Spray penetrating oil under it if necessary and let it soak a couple hours to remove rust and corrosion and try it again. If there are any holes above the head in the dust cover or arbor, try to insert something in there to lock it up, like a slender scredriver. Here are the line spool removal instructions. See pages 14 and 15 in this manual.
http://dl.owneriq.net/e/e795beb6-5dd6-4dbd-a82f-57b8d1a69355.pdf
You will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view. It is a free download if you need it.

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There wiil be a nut or a knob at the end of the spool where string comes out turn it left to loosen and right to tighten it. Rmove spool pull down and spool will come off foll directional arrows that shows which way the string should go put spool back on tighten screw or some you can turn with knob at end make sure it's tight before starting.

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Not sure but have you checked to see if it might be left handed thread

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How do you refill the string on the homelite electric, straigh shaft, 13 in Trimmer?


Is the sting the cutting line at the bottom of the trimmer? If it is pull the spool out. At the bottom of the spool there is an arrow pointing in the direction that the line should be wound. When you first put in the line be sure to place the cutting line in the grove (V shape) and then when you put enough line around the spool. Thread the end of the line thru the hole on the side of the spool. Slide the spool over the shaft of the trimmer and it will click in. When the line is short just tap the spool lightly on the grass and it will feed out more line.
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Not sure of your model, but on most the Homelites, press the spool in toward the tensioning spring and then you'll be able to twist off the retaining nut. Keep the spool compressed on the spring while you twist it.

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So, is this trimmer suppose to feed the string automatically? If not, then it sounds like the string is wound up on the spool the wrong direction.

Jim

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Cant get the spool off to change the line


check for 2 or 1 push tabs on the side of the spool that might onlock it so it can be turned too replace string

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