EGO 15 trimmer - Line is cut after 10 seconds of run time

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Just bought and replaced the factory string .. only get 10 seconds of time using the trimmer then I need to advance more line.  Any  ideas herer  - bought good line (Rotary # 10068 Vortex Trimmer line Black Commercial Grade #.095 Dia 230' Feet 1 LBS Spool)
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Are you trimming against an abrasive surface like rock or brick? If so, try running the trimmer at a lower speed, just fast enough to cut the grass, and do your best to avoid heavy contact with the backing surface.

I have no experience with that line. Is it any better or worse than the line included with the trimmer?
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Tx - I am edging the sidewalk .. The line is supposed to be very good... 
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Is the tap to advance mechanism clean and functional, can you push it in to advance the line. If it is stuck in, then the line of any kind will just feed out when operated. I found my tap mechanism easy to foul, and not move so I clean it frequently by disassembly. Hope this is helpful. . 
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I just bought some of this from Home Depot, and I trim a lot near rock walls, and this stuff has been pretty tough.

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Thx - Will also look at different line
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I use stihl Line and it gets eaten up pretty quick when edging the sidewalk. Though I have recently taken the gaurd off as I found the length allowed by the gaurd was not “cutting it”. I get more life out of my line now but yes of course the side effect is more debris coming your way. One other thing is that I pretty well never use the trimmer at full throttle, first of all as it is not necessary when you have the proper length of line and secondly I get better run time out of the battery’s.
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Can you get some factory line and see if the same thing happens. Can you ping the line company for their input?
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I always found Ego's factory line to be brittle, so I've been using Husqvarna's Titanium Force line and it stands up well to edging against concrete and rock.