Black and Decker & Grass Hog Electric Trimmer

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You will need to remove the spool and open the cap to ensure the line is properly installed and not stuck. The spool should be wound neatly and evenly. If you notice the line is loose or bulging in certain areas, this can also cause issues with the feeding line. Also, be sure the line is wound in the right direction.
the trimmer line itself could be the wrong size for your trimmer or stuck in the trimmer. head line that is too thick or too thin for the trimmer head won`t feed properly. you should enter the string trimmers full model number in our website search bar to find the correct line for your trimmer.
To troubleshoot or fix your trimmer`s automatic feeding mechanism, you need to check if any line is overlapping or is crisscrossed. Begin by taking the trimmer head off. Then clean the trimmer`s spool and the inside of the head with a cloth. Ensure there aren`t any cracks or holes in the trimmer spool.
You need to ensure the battery is fully charged and the charger is correctly connected during the charging process. Another fault which can cause your Gtech trimmer not to work is the safety switch in the handle. To check it is operating correctly listen for a `click` when it is pressed.
Most styles and weights are interchangeable, so you can use non-OEM (original equipment manufacturers) line. However, larger/heavier line may not fit every string trimmer. Replace old trimmer line every spring. It could turn brittle over the cold winter and break more easily.
A gas trimmer`s engine may be faulty. The air filter or exhaust port may be blocked. The trimmer may need lubrication and cooling fins or air passages may be blocked. A cordless trimmer`s battery or charger may be faulty.
What is the Difference? Lawn edgers are designed to cut edges and create boundary lines, whereas a string trimmer is designed to maintain those boundary lines. They make a great team! Both can help your lawn to look sharper.
To replace it, simply remove and replace the bump cap with a new one. The cap allows you to feed more line when you tap it on the ground. If this cap is broken or worn out over time, it can malfunction, causing too much line to feed out when you bump it.
The first thing to do is to ensure that the battery is fully charged. If after charging the battery you are still experiencing the problem, then it may indicate a fault with either the battery or charger. The defective item will need to be replaced.
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.

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My black and decker grass hog wont last about 5 minutes and the line empty?
ANSWER : Have you tried re assembley? take it apart and completely redo the whole line reel. i f this does not work. Contact Black and Decker online.

The line continually spools out. Used both rolls of line to trim my yard 1st time I used it.
ANSWER : Pull the line spool off and check to see if the line is on backward. There is an arrow showing the correct direction to wind. Good luck…Lee

I have the Gh1000 Grass Hog and when using it, the cutting trimmer line went away. Help!
ANSWER : Replace the line….It is a consumable part. It that your question??

I have an Electric grass hog dual string trimmer. One side uses the string in a couple of seconds the other side does fine. i do not have an instruction manual.
ANSWER : Wind the strings in the direction of the arrow on the spool.

The auto feed doesn't – Black & Decker String Trimmer Cordless 12" 18V
ANSWER : See my answer to this under B&D Grass Hog Electric Trimmer.

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.

Have a cst2000 but do not have the charger – Black & Decker Cst2000 12 – Volt Cordless Grass Hog 12" Trimmer/Edger with Auto Feed Spool Afs
ANSWER : The charger for the CST2000 is part #243248-00, but it is obsolete now. You could maybe find a used one for sale on eBay or craigslist, though.Good luck!

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.