This may seem like a really REALLY stupid question. But I'm a fairly new
homeowner, this is the first spring with a yard, and we haven't really used
many electric tools. :)
Today's problem is the Weed Eater. We bought it second-hand, it works great,
but is now out of line. It's one of those Tap and Go varieties (officially,
it's an electric Weed Eater 1210), where you just hit the thing on the
ground and more string comes out.
Seemed simple enough. We went to the local Canadian Tire and bought some
trimmer line...but we're unsure of how to put it in properly. We've got it
in there, it's spinning nicely and chopping things, but the line doesn't
advance when you tap it on the ground as we did before.
It has a spool to wrap the line around, but methinks we're making a mistake
with where to put the end of it when we're done wrapping it on. There's a
hole that it could fit in, or a notch that it could slip into.
Help please, if ye can!
Put the string in the notch in the spool, then out the hole in the outer
casing, and when you push it all together it will slip out of the notch and
just be running from the spool out the hole..that should allow it to feed
Make sure you wind it in the right direction, usually there is an arrow on
the spool, if not, try the other way if it's not working.
i have been messing with weed eaters for years. and when it runs out of
cord its alway a pain to mess with the stuff.... when winding the cord
back on you have to make sure you follow the directions on the spool,
the arrow that you turn it on the correct way.... and you dont just put
in on the spool any kind of way, but that you have each layer over the
next and it is tight.. if not the lower layers will get on top of the
outside layers and then tangle up the cord in the spool.. happened to me
earlier today .... had to take the spool out about three times and pull
on the cord, then rewrap it up and put it back into the hole and then
the spool back on the weedwacher... sometimes the parts wear and it
might be cheaper to just get a new Toro or other brand from Kmart or
walmart.. sears even has sales on them often for about $35... so it does
not make any sense in trying to fix them if you have worn parts....
i used to fix them, but then found out that the plastic parts wear out
pretty quick and you get new parts and find out where the new parts meet
the older unit it just does not slide into and out of like it is suppose
to.. a used weed wacher/eater might just be someone else;s trouble
that you have inherited??????
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