String Trimmer Cordless 12″ 18V

After self-winding the line the unit seems to feed from the spool almost continuously. The unit is a “non-bump”-type. The problem is most noticeable when cutting thicker weeds or vines. Aside from not cutting thicker weeds and vines, what other fixes are available?
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If the line is too thick or too thin it can continuously feed the line. Make sure you are using the correct line thickness rated for your machine. The spool houses the line for the trimmer and has the line wound around it. It is located inside the trimmer head.
Usually this is the result of the cutting head being taken too close to objects, e.g. garden stones, paving edges, walls etc. The cutting line must be allowed to rotate freely and the correct diameter and type of line should be used.
Generally, your trimmer uses too much line if the line isn`t of good quality. You may also not have the right fit. You should check the manufacturer`s recommended line size. Lastly, you may be using the wrong type of line for your intended work area, such as lightweight lines around hard surfaces.
The clutch engages the clutch pads to spin the trimmer head. If the clutch assembly is defective, the clutch will not disengage the clutch pads, and the trimmer head will continue to spin, even at low speeds. If the clutch is defective, replace it. (Note: some string trimmers do not have a clutch.
A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the string trimmer for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the engine to stall.
Cable ties as strimmer cord

Have you ever been in the middle of tidying the edges of your lawn when your strimmer cord gives up on you? Cable ties offer a great solution but if your first choice of ties break too, consider using thicker ones.

Keep the nylon line slightly shorter than the protective shield that covers the line as the line spins. Doing so prevent the line from tangling and protects you from the possibility of inadvertently nicking yourself or objects with a protruding trimmer line.
Keep the nylon line slightly shorter than the protective shield that covers the line as the line spins. Doing so prevent the line from tangling and protects you from the possibility of inadvertently nicking yourself or objects with a protruding trimmer line.

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String does not seem to feed automatically frequently have to take the spool out to re thread through the lottle holes
ANSWER : These things can be very sensitive with how the sting is coiled on the spool. Take your time and try to get it perfect. Look at the pre strung replacement spools for an example. also inspect the lever, usually under where the spool sits. Make sure its not to dirty and moves freely. After that when you want it to feed quickly pull and release the trigger a couple times. If you dont want it to feed the when you pull the trigger be sure to maintain how far you have it pulled back, then release it a little slower than usual. Lastly wait a few seconds before pulling again. If this doesnt work the lever may be worn out and defective. But they are super cheap and easy to replace.

Homelite curved shaft timmer line problem
ANSWER : It sounds like its a bump feed which they usually are, try turning on the machine and bump the head off the ground. If this fails to work try rewinding the line on tightly and neatly with no parts of the line crossing over as this could knot it. Quick tip most heads have a arrow pointing the direction to wind the line.

Let me know if that works.

I have the tb70ss and I have continuously had issues with the string feeding out so quickly it cannot be clipped by the blade. I have followed the instructions on the direction to wind the string and I am using the .95 line as recommended. I use the two holes to feed the line in and then place my finger between the two lines and wind until only a short amount remains. Once I start up the line just starts feeding and clipping until it feeds out too much and then I am done.
ANSWER : It sounds like you are winding the line in the wrong direction. You should wind the line in the opposite direction that the head spins during operation.Good Luck!Jim

I cannot get the line to feed as it is used up. bumping does no good. the spring is in place. thanks for your help
ANSWER : Did you wind in the new string in the correct direction? The string should be wound in the SAME direction that the head spins.

Auto feed doesn’t work
ANSWER : Take the end apart and make sure the line is not getting bound up or is not over filled to where it can not move freely

Need to change gas line tube – Craftsman Convertible 25cc. Gas Line Trimmer

I cant remove the spool to change the line. it appears to be stuck.
ANSWER : Well there is either a screw knob that must be unscrewed first, or you aren’t removing it correctly. Some just Pull/pop right off. Others must be pushed in and twisted (Like a child proof cap) usually in the opposite direction the line spins. Pull the cord a tiny bit to see which way it spins, then push down/in on the spool (its spring loaded) and twist opposite. Most of today’s trimmers will give you the spool like that. Putting it back on it simply the reverse action.

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