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Putting string on spool for trimmer/edger

Hello, I have an old Black and Decker edger/trimmer that when I use it an try to get more line out with bumping it, it will no longer bump out. So what I have to do is take the cover off spool and pull some line out and put cap back on and start trimming. A little later the line breaks (0.65) and I start all over. I am getting frustrated. Help. I think I am winding the cord wrong on the spool and I need to know how to do it right.

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SOURCE: Spool is stuck

Have you tried using vise grips to get it off. Next time put neverseize on it.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Need info on putting line on troy bilt 4-cycle

Hold orange spool containing string while twisting the black plastic cap in the center, counterclockwise. This retaining cap is loosely spring loaded, so watch for the spring falling out. Once this locking cap is removed, the spool pulls right off.

Posted on Apr 05, 2010

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SOURCE: how do i rewind the

When you pull off the spool it will have arrows embedded,

on the spool to show you which direction to wind it.

good luck!

Posted on Jul 17, 2011

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What you do to replace the line is place the trimmer on a stable flat surface (like a workbench), raise up the head of the trimmer and follow the steps below:

1. Remove the spool cover (this is the orange cap on the head)

2. Remove the spool, (observe and note the orientation of the spool!)

3. Using a pair of pliers, pull the orange feed lever straight out (observe and note the orientation of the lever!)...do not try to pry it off, you will damage the head!

4. Insert the new lever in the same orientation you noted when you removed the old one.

5. Insert the new spool and line in the same orientation as the old spool.

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Black and Decker has an 800 number you can call if you get stuck, the number is 1-800-544-6986. Good Luck!

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If above does not work, please go to service center to change a lever inside spool housing.

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