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I have a Gas Powered Ryobi CS30 Edge Trimmer. I'm using ACE brand Trimmer Line, .08 in. diameter. I can't seem to keep the line itself from wrapping around the spool. I just don't get it. Do I need to warm the line in the microwave or something, to get it to stay straight. How do I fix this problem?

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I see you having problem with some cheaper brand of "kinky" line. I have had some success by doing the following to the line. Soak the whole package of line in a bucket of water for 24 hours. I am not real sure what this does, but it seems to take some of the stiffness and rigidity out of the line. A problem I get is the line drawing back into the head after extending it through the eyelets. Softer line results in less coiling and I hope it helps you too.

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