String trimmer bump feed will not feed

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Nancy Talbot

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Posted 5 years ago

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Try more of a heavy push, not a bump.  Also there is a whole thread on trying different sized string.  The hard push has worked for a lot of people.

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It's the first time you used the trimmer ?

I've got the same problem, but after few times i'll OK

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I would suggest removing the spool and rewinding the string. My bump head has worked well after doing that as apparently the string was wound too tightly at the factory.
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I have tried all of the above suggestions.  Still frustrated.  I like the trimmer enough to put up with it but must say that a trouble free string device would be nice.  There are many, many complaints about this problem and I would think there must be a better solution than the ones offered so far.  Why not develop an after market head that is like the ones offered for the electric and gas trimmers?  I certainly would be well received by those of us that have bought new spools and tried different strings or techniques to fix the problem. 

 

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Since I switched to a different line (Shakespeare Ugly Twist) I have refilled the spool a couple of times and the bump feed on my 12" trimmer works exactly as it is should.
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I agree with Tim. Although I ultimately exchanged the 12-inch trimmer for the 15-inch for a variety of reasons, changing to a smoother type of string greatly improved the performance of the bump feed for me on the 12-inch trimmer.

Echo, Husqvarna and Rino-Tuff are all highly recommended. I haven't tried the Shakespeare because I was wanting to get away from the twisted line.

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