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I've just bought a troy-bilt TB525CS trimmer. Ran through the line in about 10 minutes. The issue is replacing it. It has the 'SpeedSpool 2' line replacement system....not so speedy. The instructions tell you to line the eyelets up with the arrows on the head and simply insert the line, even up the ends and wind the head clockwise until there is 5 in. left on each side. All that is easy enough, but when you go to start it and pull the trigger, the head spins and all the string just pulls right out. Its like you constantly have the head pushed in and string just unravels under the centrifugal force. Am I missing something. Why is this so difficult? Any help would be appreciated.
This was my problem as well when I initially purchased. After letting it sit for a week due to frustration...I tried again. I believe that the manual is wrong when it states that the winding is clockwise and could cause the teeth to eventually wear down. I watched the motion of the speed spool when I gently tugged on the line simulating the centrifugal force...there is no way that you can wind it clockwise and expect it to stay. I simply wound it COUNTER-CLOCKWISE to get the desired result. I finished trimming the lawn and had no more problems...except for learning that I cannot edge along concrete without the line wearing quickly.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
You need to feed the line from the slot next to the release button in the bottom center of the spool out of the eyelet, feed the line out through the eyelet then tie a knot in the line end near the spool center. You can than wind up the excess line back into the spool until it's the proper lenth.
Posted on May 24, 2009
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