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1.Twist the cap off counterclockwise.

2. Remove the cap and spool.

Note: If the spring falls off, install it before installing the spool.

3. Thoroughly clean the cutting head and cap and inspect them for anydamaged or worn parts.

Posted on May 29, 2011

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SOURCE: I am trying to change the string on a Craftsman Weed Trimmer

Usually you "Push in" as you turn them. Or...there is a knob with a male thread shaft screwed into place holding it all tight. Hold the spool steady as you try to turn the knob off. Or...there is simply a "nut" to take off. But for the most part the newer wacker spools usually just "push in and turn/twist" out. Simple. to reinstall it or replace it with a new one simply push and twist it the opposite removal direction. FYI most lines can be manually "rewound/refilled" by yourself and reused over and over until they really wear out. There are little tricks to doing a rewinding but it isn't anywhere near difficult to do...or learn. Usually the price of a replacement spool is 5 times the cost of rewinding them yourself. Comon its easy! If ya want I'll help ya thru it.

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SOURCE: string wont advance from spool

sometimes thows automatically spool go bad
afterwhile.get a new one

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SOURCE: String caught in spool. Need to remove spool but

look for a notch in trimmer head above spool close to shaft and corrosponding notch in shaft.
these notches are for holding shaft in place with a screwdriver so you can losen the tap cap screw...
speakin of screwdrivers anyone see where my vodka went?? lol

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: The string on my spool ran out.

• Turn off the trimmer and remove the battery
• Press the release tabs on the line spool cover and remove the cover by pulling it straight off. replacement spool is AF-100
• Lift the spool of nylon line out of the hub and clear any broken line and debris
• In case of jams and tangled line unwrap about one foot (30cm) of line to ensure that it is undamaged. If it is OK rewind it and insert the line end through the eyelet in the spool hub.
• Pull the line through the hole to maintain tension while placing the
spool down into the hub with the notched side exposed.
• Press the spool down GENTLY and rotate it until you feel it drop into place. (When in place, the spool will turn a few degrees left and right freely.)
• Snap the spool cover back on.



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