14″ Grass Hog Xp Trimmer/Edger

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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.
Black and Decker automatic feed spool problems may include a jammed or tangled line, clogs from trimming heavy weeds, or an overheated motor in the trimmer itself. An overheated motor can be caused by reloading the spool with a line thicker than the size recommended by manufacturer.
The most common reason for the cord refusing to rewind is a broken or worn out recoil spring. This tiny spring hooks onto the pulley and is stretched out when you pull the cord; when you let go the spring is meant to snap back to its original position.
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.
The Automatic Feed Spool (AFS™) is the technologically advanced line feed system found on Black & Decker string trimmer products such as the Grass Hog™, Trimmer/Edger, and the 12″ Cordless Trimmer/Edger.
When your trimmer starts and runs on choke, it could be because the check valve in the gas cap is clogged. Start the trimmer and gently unscrew the gas cap halfway off. Turn the choke off and assess. If the engine is still running, that means the gas cap may be the culprit.
STIHL TIP: Soak your trimmer line in water for 24 hours before re-spooling your trimmer to keep it flexible!
Trimmer line can melt together because of several reasons, here are a few. Heat created by continually trimming around fences, and or bricks. Take breaks and feed line often. Heat created by continually trimming around concrete and or asphalt.
Trimmer line does tend to dry out over time and becomes more brittle. Storing it or soaking it in water will help reduce line breakage and make the line more flexible. Be sure to deplete your supply of last year`s line before you purchase new line and begin using it.

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Spindle not turning although motor is working fine
ANSWER : The motor drives a heavy duty flexi cable to the head. Get online to a B&D website find your parts list, then ask your B&D agent the likely price of a replacement before you dismantle. It may not be worth it.

How to respool the line on grasshog electric grass trimmer
ANSWER : The empty spool can be refilled with 30′ of size .065″ nylon line. Make sure you run the line in the direction of the arrow embossed on the spool.

We have the Black & Decker Grass Hog xp 7.2 Amp 14″AFS. I lost the manual for it and need to know how to thread the spool.
ANSWER : You should be able to download a new manual at the following link. I hope this helps.

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I was trimming and the head stopped turning, motor still going. Is there a repair center around Charlotte,NC???
ANSWER : May have grass or line bound up between moving and non moving parts. If motor is free wheeling, then the plastic driven gear is likely damaged. The part is not consumer available. No one that I have read about has been able to find it.

I just got a grass hog trimmer that used to belong to my sister. The line is not feeding and I don’t know how to restring.
ANSWER : The cap on the bottom pops off, and there is a spool in there. Sometimes the line melts to itself in spots and you just have to free it and if you feel you need to then you can cut some off.I hope this helps you out.

How to change the spool in the black and decker grasshog
ANSWER : Is this the cordless Grass Hog? Turn the trimmer upside down so you’re looking at the bottom. There are two orange tabs on either side of the spool — push these in and the head should pop up so you can pull it out.On the new spool, feed the cord out several inches and stick it through the hole in the trimmer where the old cord stuck out. Then pop the spool into the cavity so that the orange cover faces out (toward you). Pull the cord taut and make sure it is not long enough to hit the plastic guard. If it is too long and it touches the guard, pull the spool off and wind the cord in a little bit. If the cord is too short, pull the spool off and thread out a little bit more length and try again.Turn the trimmer right side up and turn it on to make sure it works. If you hear a loud rapid thumping sound that sounds sort of like a machine gun, the cord is too long and is hitting the plastic guard.

Replacement cap I need to purchase a replacement cap for my black & decker grass hog. I can’t find themn any where. I need the black one. Can anyone help ?
ANSWER : Go to this web site , they have your parts .http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/blackdecker/blackdecker-41.html

I am having trouble with the line not cutting off and can fill the spool and run through the whole amount of line that I have put on in a few minutes! (along with the string throwing dirt and rocks all over) HELP!
ANSWER : The line is wound in the wrong direction. You need to wind the line in the opposite direction that the head turns while in operation.Jim