Please help with string trimmer advancing line issue

markbensJuly 6, 2011


I recently purchased a Ryobi string trimmer. During the first use, the line snapped off on both ends of the trimmer head, rendering it useless. I am unable to advance the string both by revving up the trimmer and by hand. How do I advance the string? Do I take apart the shell encasing the string?

Thanks for any help.

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Some times the string get wrapped and knots up, other time it may be the string your using if too big. if it the bump type to advance string and it advances when you rev it up or lightly bump it on the ground the spring may need to be sprung more to put more pressure on the release gaget.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 9:29AM
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Most, if not all, of the trimmers in use today, have the "bump feed" type of string advance, where you rev the engine up and bounce the trimmer head on the ground several times to advance the length of the string!
If the string doesn't advance, there is a problem, caused either by faulty string winding by the owner, or sometimes just caused by a temperamental machine! They do have a mind of their own-ya know? You have to talk nice to them, or you're in for a lot of trouble from it.
JMHO: Rusty J.
Note: To save yer sanity--go to the mower shop and buy the trimmer head that uses the heavy orange or red, plastic lengths of cord, which will cut off an elephants feet without breaking! BT/DT: Rustyj

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 1:56PM
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earthworm(6 Pennsylvania)

Damned good advice from Rusty
The string head should just pull apart.
Be sure to wrap the 0.80 red or orange in the correct direction and very neatly..

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 8:15AM
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What is the correct way to wind the string? I never learned. And sure would like to. TIA

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 10:59AM
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