I have an electric Weed Eater EL-15TNE trimmer unit that has cord feed
problems. It's supposed to feed new cord by shutting off motor and
restarting, several times if necessary. This often doesn't work and I have
to pull out cord manually, sometimes requiring opening up the spool. I'm
using the recommended WE 0.065" cord.
Any suggextions? This is very annoying.
The new Black and Decker auto feeds actually work quite well. I was
really surprised because swore I'd never buy another B&D weed trimmer
again. I bought a new one about 2 years ago because the factory rep was
at HD and he said if I didn't like it to bring it back. He was right.
Other than that, I think the one's you manually replace the cord are
easier to use once you learn how to keep from wearing them out real fast.
I wish I never bought the Black and Decker automactic feeder. I find
they are far to sensitive and are always over feeding and I end up
having to buy overpriced spools to replace the empty ones.
I have both a 18 volt cordless and a 120 V electric model.
I've got the 18 v. I might have been lucky or it just doesn't have
enough use yet. I'd say it took me about 1 and a half seasons to go
through about 3 spools and I do a lot of sidewalk and driveway trimming.
I'm real careful to aim the cord AWAY from the cement. I'd be interested
if others are having bad results with newer B&D trimmers. 2 or less
On Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:33:54 AM UTC-4, KenK wrote:
oblems. It's supposed to feed new cord by shutting off motor and restarting
, several times if necessary. This often doesn't work and I have to pull ou
t cord manually, sometimes requiring opening up the spool. I'm using the re
commended WE 0.065" cord. Any suggextions? This is very annoying. TIA -- "W
here there's smoke there's toast!" Anon
I've spent more time over the years untangling and reloading cord than actu
ally cutting with the darn things. I replaced the cord spool head with the
polycut head a few years ago and have been much more productive ever since.
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