Reloading the string trimmer

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I followed the video instructions for reloading the string, but the string comes out too fast.
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Lori Connor

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Posted 3 years ago

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Lori, what model are you working with? Let us know, so that we can send you in the right direction.
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I was looking for a model number on it but couldn't find it. It may only be a 12 inch, as well. Thanks
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That's the 15"model
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You wound it backwards probably. Wind it the other direction. If you wind it the wrong way it will all come out at once.
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I colored in the engravings on my stock unit with a Sharpie marker to make it easy to see.

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Beth Walsh

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Great idea.
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I cut off a piece about 16 foot long then basically fold or crease it in half with one side of a couple inches longer and then hook it around and wrap it tightly On the Groove should work just fine
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Rookie question. Does the longer piece go in the side furthest from me?
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Doesn't matter. It's just the piece that gets an extra half wrap.
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I wouldn't worry about the extra 4" line difference, but I do make sure to wind the top (side with writing) first, and then clip it in, then wind the bottom; if you do the bottom first, you cannot clip the line to hold it (like in the picture above).  Until I figured that out, I was trying to hold the string and wind the top; which meant I often rewound it a couple of times. =\
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AMATEURS!  Wind both at the same time!  You'll save so much time that you'll almost make up for the time wasted by having the string unravel all over the frigging place about seventeen times while you try to figure out how to achieve the manual dexterity required to accomplish the task in the first place.

Or, like you said, just wind it one half at a time and save some grey hair.  :-)

For people who are all thumbs, the new Rapid Reload trimmer head could literally save you from a stroke. :-D
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Well there's two holes on the outside of the cup that there that the string goes into the longer side goes to the side further away
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I think the model number is on a label on the other side of the unit where the battery is attached. It's near the serial number.
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Right you are (but a picture is worth a thousand...) =)

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I absolutely love my 15 inch trimmer it is by far more versatile lighter and Powerful then my still which I've had for years and years a much quieter