How to remove line from the grass trimmer spool
Step one: securing and laying
Fold the end of the line in half. Place a blank over the spool on each side of each half of the winding zone. Wrap both halves completely around the winding drum. Pull the line through the loop.
Changing a Single Line Spool on a BLACKDECKER String Trimmer
The procedure for preparing the line engagement in the area of both winding sections of the drum. The loops are placed in specially made cutouts, after which the line is wound in each zone
It is enough to pull the line tightly and plant the knot in the groove made on each side of the winding drum.
The final moment of the instructions
Usually, the process of changing the line on a particular model trimmer is popularly described in the accompanying documentation. Another question is that this documentation is often supplied in a foreign language, since the notorious lawn mowers for the most part are imported products.
Meanwhile, there is a much simpler, more economical and beneficial for human health and nature way. putting in order the lawns of an ordinary peasant scythe. Grass scythe blade:
- does not “tear” the stems of grass,
- does not uproot plants,
- cuts neatly,
which is further accompanied by abundantly growing greens, and not the formation of dead wood as a result of the work of the grass trimmer.
How to replace line on a trimmer?
Replacing the grass trimmer line with step-by-step instructions will allow even an inexperienced lawn mower owner to perform a rather difficult job.
However, before starting work on changing the line on the trimmer, it is necessary to ensure the safety of the work. In particular, measures should be taken to prevent unintentional or unintentional starting of the mower:
- exclude spontaneous start,
- remove battery (if applicable),
- place the tool on a platform convenient for work.
It is convenient to replace the grass trimmer line when the mower is on the table, and the foreman, who replaces the grass trimmer line, has the ability to approach the tool from any side.
Step two: winding the cutting material in sections
The next step is to wrap the line around the reel, being careful. It is necessary that each half is filled with its own winding, evenly, without intersections. Usually, arrows can be seen on the body of the winding reel, indicating the direction of winding. This point should be borne in mind when filling the spool with fishing line.
Step three: complete the head assembly
Pull out the ends of the line through a pair of oval spool slots. Replace both washers and spring (if any) with the supplied new parts. Bend both ends of the line at right angles.
The final technical touch of the process of changing the line on the trimmer is the imposition of the cap on the head, followed by fixation by means of pushing force and slight twisting.
Pass each end into the hole at the base of the winding drum. Install the coil in the inner area of the head, resting on the spring. Put on the cover, align with the base and lightly push downwards with a small counterclockwise rotation, place the cover on the tabs of the clips. This completes the replacement procedure.
Removing the grass trimmer head cover
In the first step of disassembly, the grass trimmer head cover is removed. In the example of Black and Decker trimmer models and others, to remove the cover, it is usually enough to apply some pressure to depress the locking latch that is located on the side of the head body.
On some mower models, the grass trimmer head is initially removed using the Allen key supplied with the tool. The head is usually held in place by two to three screws, which are accessed through the side holes of the rear decorative cover.
The head cover, where the line spool is installed, is usually held by a latch-tongue. It is enough to squeeze the latch tab with some effort and turn the lid slightly, after which the lid can be easily removed
When releasing the locking tab, slightly turn and lift the cover of the grass trimmer head to remove the winding drum.
Changing the grass trimmer line: step-by-step instructions for replacing the trimmer line
grass trimmers (they are also lawn mowers) are actively used by modern society for the care of lawns and other similar objects of horticultural farms. The tool is noted for its high efficiency, despite the questionable quality of cutting grass (compared to the usual peasant scythe. earth and sky). The main advantage of trimmers (lawn mowers) is high productivity with low expenditure of physical forces of the operator. However, over time, the grass trimmer‘s cutting element (nylon scaffolding) wears out or gets damaged, making the grass trimmer a useless tool as a result. From here, the task becomes urgent. how to replace the trimmer head and how to replace the line of the grass trimmer head? Let’s consider this process using the example of lawn mowers manufactured by “Black and Decker” and others.
How to change the line on the trimmer
Below we have provided step-by-step instructions for replacing the grass trimmer thread.
The first thing to do is to unplug the tool and turn off the engine. Then remove the grass trimmer head. This can be done using a simple screwdriver and dropping it into the hole of the gearbox to prevent the shaft from turning. And then just unscrew
They are usually unscrewed in a clockwise direction, but different models have different mechanisms, so it may have to be turned in the opposite direction. But if suddenly, for some reason, you cannot figure it out, then we strongly recommend that you refer to the user manual to understand how to disconnect it.
Second. After removing the mowing head, open it. This can be done by means of clamps that are located opposite each other. By pressing on them, you can remove the head cover, and then pull out the spool on which the line is wound. By pulling it out, you can determine what type it belongs to. There are one-piece and two-piece bobbins
We disassemble how to tuck the line into the coil of the grass trimmer in two versions
So, there is only one option. we load the line into a single-section reel. The prepared piece of thread is folded in half and pushed into the spool. Then, we begin to wind both ends in the same direction, which will be indicated by the arrow on the spool. At the end of winding, do not forget to check that different ends of the thread are looking in different directions.
Option two. winding the line with a two-piece reel. The pre-prepared thread is divided into two parts, and its ends must be fixed: this must be done by placing them in special fasteners
Winding is carried out, as in the first case, along the arrow indicated on the spool. Both segments should be wound so that they do not intersect. Further, the ends of the thread should be fixed in the grooves and divorced on opposite sides.
The spring is then inserted into the reel and the whole thing is placed in the mowing head. When placing the reel in the grass trimmer, you need to gently hold the spring parallel while inserting the line into the slots of the brush head. And in the end, it just needs to be secured with the final part, that is, with a lid.
After threading the grass trimmer, you need to check it. If you did everything correctly, everything will work, but if you made a mistake, we recommend that you read the article again, or even better, if you watch the video on how to install a line on a reel in a trimmer.
How to remove the line from the grass trimmer spool
Over time, the cutting element of the head wears out, and it becomes necessary to pull out the remnants of the old line. Not everyone knows how to do this. Our step-by-step instructions plus a video on how to pull the thread from the spool of the grass trimmer, which you can find on the net, will help in solving this issue.
It is necessary to disassemble the mowing head
Complicated ? Of course not. But if, nevertheless, doubts creep into you that for some reason you cannot do this, then of course find and watch the video how to pull out or how to wind the thread on the reel of the brushcutter.
How to wind the line onto the spool of the grass trimmer
A grass trimmer is a great solution for those who have a large garden or lawn near the house that needs to be constantly trimmed. But like any other tool, sometimes it requires intervention. After some time, it will become necessary to replace certain elements, and this will have to be learned.
How can this be done? To replace the main cutting element, you must first select it correctly. In principle, the instruction manual for brushcutters should indicate the diameter of the thread to be used in it.
When you have acquired the required cutting element, try to install it correctly. It should be noted that there are a huge number of videos on the Internet that will help you figure out how to properly thread the line into the reel of the grass trimmer.
How to replace the line on an electric trimmer
In fact, it makes no difference which oblique you use, be it electric or gasoline. Threading is the same. The only difference is that if you use a petrol grass scythe, you get more freedom, as you are not limited by the cable that is present on the electric scythe.
Yes, do not hesitate to use the special videos on installing or threading the line in an electric scooter, which can teach you much faster than simple reading.
How to change the line in the trimmer and which one is better to choose
Since we discussed the choice of a grass trimmer in a previous article, today we will tell you how to properly fill the grass trimmer with fishing line, and which one is better to choose based on the working conditions.
After you bought a grass trimmer and began to actively use it, sooner or later the question of replacing the fishing line will arise, since this is the most wearing element in the tool, intensive use of the grass trimmer will lead to frequent replacement of consumables.
What types of woods are there
The most common type of line that fits almost all reel types is round cord. This is an ordinary fishing line, suitable for mowing succulent grass, but it will be much more difficult to mow dead wood with it, and even more so it will not cope with shrubs.
As a rule, the diameter that can be used to cut young grass does not exceed 1.6 mm. The thicker the thread, the more coarse grass it is able to overcome.
There are fishing lines with sharp edges in the form of an asterisk or a square, this option is more adapted to mowing dry grass precisely due to the existing sharp edges, but its disadvantage is greater wear and tear and it is inferior in strength to a round cord.
There are fishing lines with improved aerodynamics with characteristic dents, scales and notches, such a product makes less noise, but it is used only on petrol cutters, since the exit of such a thread from the reel is difficult, it is used most often with discs into which segments are inserted. The disadvantage of such a product is its fragility.
Most often in gasoline trimmers with an engine with an output of more than 1.5 hp. use cords with a metal cable inside.
This thread is ideal for cutting dry grass and small bushes. The presence of a core has a positive effect on the wear resistance of this material.
The disadvantage of such a cord is its price, which is significantly higher than the listed opponents.
How to remove or tuck the line into the grass trimmer
In order to wind the line, it will take about 10-15 minutes. What is a grass trimmer coil? Plastic body with a cassette inside, on which there is a special hook for easy winding of the fishing line.
Almost all trimmer reels have a similar fastening principle, this is a central screw-button, when pressed, it becomes possible to pull out the line of the required length. The photo below shows a few examples of different trimmer spools.
The bobbins of the trimmers, the motor of which is located at the very ground, have a different attachment to the axis of rotation, they have two buttons on the spool located on the sides that need to be wrung out, otherwise the replacement of the thread is no different from other cassettes.
The principle of correct winding of the fishing line is similar in all of the above cases, therefore, for example, consider the standard version with two antennae.
To remove the spool with the fishing line, you need to unscrew the screw located in the center, but note that the thread is left there, so you will have to turn it clockwise, this was done on purpose so that during operation it does not open under the influence of centrifugal force.
Next, using a screwdriver, disassemble the head and remove the spool onto which the fishing line is directly wound.
Having measured the required length and folded in half, you need to tuck the fishing line into the spool, eventually bringing its ends opposite each other (for this there are special slots for fixing).
After that, it is necessary to assemble the head in the reverse order, threading the ends of the cord into two corresponding holes.
If you have doubts or it is not entirely clear how to load the line on the grass trimmer, we recommend that you look at how to properly wind the line into the lawn mower.
In this video, step by step, the instructor will open the trimmer head, measure out the required amount of line, usually two to four meters, and demonstrate assembly and installation on a grass trimmer.
How to remove the spool and replace the line
Trimmer owners, mostly beginners, find themselves in confusion, bordering on panic, when the need arises to change the cutter or line in the reel. Very often, when trying to unscrew the mowing head, users simply render it unusable, not suspecting that it is unscrewing in the opposite direction. To prevent this from happening, if you need to replace the tool, it is recommended that you read the step-by-step instructions below.
- Switch off the brushcutter engine or power off the electric grass trimmer before threading the line into the spool to avoid injury from accidental starting rotation of the cutting tool.
- Unscrew the attachment attached to the gearbox shaft. To do this, the shaft must be fixed by aligning the holes on the washer and on the axle, and inserting a metal rod or screwdriver into them.
- Unscrew the nozzle. You should be aware that the thread on the shaft is left-handed. Therefore, turn the grass trimmer coil to the right, that is, clockwise.
- Disassemble the mowing head. Most often, the head cover is attached to the clips. To remove it, you will need to sink these latches into the case, pressing the edges of the cover. If your trimmer has a semi-automatic mowing head with a button on the bottom, then the disassembly of the attachment should be done carefully, since you can lose the spring, which sometimes flies out when the cover is removed.
- Cut off the required amount of line. Usually its length is 5 meters. Use a cord of the same diameter as indicated in the instructions for the tool. It is not recommended to exceed the maximum line diameter as this will result in increased engine load and higher gas mileage.
- Find the midpoint of the line by folding it in half. You will have a loop.
- Special grooves are cut inside the coil (there may be holes). Insert a loop of line into this groove.
- Wind the line around the spool by turning it counterclockwise. It is necessary to fill in the cord as evenly as possible, the turns should lie down without overlapping and with good tension. When the winding is finished, leave free ends of the line about 20 cm long and fix them in the grooves on the sides of the reel.
- Assemble the mowing head. Be sure to insert the spring and washer (if equipped) before final assembly of the accessory. Place the spool in the body and thread the ends of the cord through the holes or lugs.
- Put on the cover and secure it with the latches.
- Screw the adapter back onto the gearbox shaft, also securing it with a screwdriver. You will need to twist the grass trimmer coil to the left (counter-clockwise).
DIY grass trimmer coil repair
The grass trimmer, whether petrol or electric, is the only solution for mowing grass in tight spaces that a wheeled lawnmower cannot handle. As a cutting tool in trimmers, metal knives or a special line are used, which is tucked into the coil of the grass trimmer. But, unfortunately, trimmer heads become unusable over time during operation. Some malfunctions can be eliminated by hand, and some require a complete replacement of the mowing head.
Line does not extend automatically
If the line does not lengthen when you lightly hit the grass trimmer button on the ground, the reasons may be as follows:.
How to Replace the Spool Lever on a Black and Decker String Trimmer
Option 1. a bite has occurred, i.e. clamping the cord between turns. This problem usually appears if the user has been winding the line on the reel unevenly, with intersecting turns, or winding it with insufficient tension. In the latter case, when the mowing head rotates at high speeds under the influence of centrifugal force, the cord begins to tighten, as a result of which inter-turn clamping of the fishing line is possible. To fix the problem, you will have to disassemble the coil on the trimmer and rewind the cord correctly, that is, in even turns with good tension.
Option 2. too short ends protrude from the head. The line may not come out when hitting the ground if the ends sticking out of the head are not long enough (short). In this case, the centrifugal force is not enough to stretch the line. Therefore, it is required to stop the unit (turn off the engine or disconnect the electric grass trimmer from the mains) and pull the line manually, after pressing the button.
Option 3. the line is brazed inside the mowing head. This causes the coil to lock and not spin when the button is pressed. Basically, this happens for several reasons: poor cord quality, coil overheating during prolonged operation of the unit, line hitting hard objects.
- In the first case, third-party cord can be made of low-quality and low-melting materials that cannot withstand mechanical and thermal stress. Therefore, you should give preference to “branded” lines.
- But, if you nevertheless purchased a fishing line of unknown quality, and it is often soldered during operation, then you can follow the example of some users who, after filling the cord into the reel, wet it with either silicone grease (from a can) or mineral oil. This procedure greatly reduces the likelihood of soldering the turns of the fishing line together.
- Also, the line can be soldered if it hits a hard object (stone, fence, dry branch, etc.) during mowing. As a result, it stretches slightly and is pulled back into the head at high speed. From friction, the cord heats up, and its turns stick together. The only thing that can be done to correct this problem is to open the reel of the grass trimmer and rewind the line.
Grass trimmer coil device
Trimmer mowing heads come in a variety of designs, both simple and complex. The picture below shows an exploded view of a semi-automatic trimmer head from a Husqvarna (Husqvarna) brushcutter.
This type of head is present on most mowers and electric trimmers, such as STIHL (STIHL), Patriot (Patriot), Champion (Champion), Bosch (Bosch), Huter (Huter) and others. The device of the mowing head is quite simple. It includes the following details:
- mowing head base;
- button for semi-automatic cord feed;
- bobbin (spool) into which the fishing line is tucked;
- eyes. through them the line comes out;
- trimmer head cover;
- line (cord).
There are also simpler trim heads shown in the following photo.
All these attachments do not allow you to change the length of the line in a semi-automatic mode (after pressing a button). If the cord breaks, you have to stop the mower and change it manually.
The cord lengthens spontaneously
There are times when the user of the grass trimmer notices a very fast line flow. At the same time, he never hit the ground with a button to lengthen the line. The reason that the line spontaneously lengthens, being cut on a special knife on the casing of the device, may be the absence of a spring in the mowing head. Often novice users of mowers, trying to load the line into the reel, forget to install the pressure spring in the head, or completely lose it when opening the lid, and in the future, do not even know about its existence.
Also, the line can be lengthened without using a button if the spring is loose. If checking the spring has confirmed this fact, then several washers must be placed under it in order to enhance its clamping properties.
Changing a Single Line Spool on a BLACKDECKER String Trimmer
Major coil malfunctions
Electric trimmer and lawn mower users often face a problem with a semi-automatic mowing head. Coil malfunctions can be as follows:
- the line does not lengthen automatically;
- the cord spontaneously comes out of the reel.
Is it possible to make a coil for a grass trimmer with your own hands
- Take a piece of plywood or PCB and draw a circle about 14 cm in diameter on it.
- Cut the disc with a jigsaw or metal hacksaw.
- Drill a hole in the center of the disc that matches the diameter of the gearbox shaft. Do not forget to put a washer on it before installing the disc on the shaft.
- Small corners can be screwed on the edges of the disc or 1-2 holes can be made on opposite sides. They will serve for refueling the fishing line in them.
- Several screws can be screwed into the plywood to fix the line.
This homemade mowing head is secured to the shaft with a nut. It will not work to tighten or unscrew the nut without fixing the shaft. To replace the cord, it will be enough to loosen the screws, insert a piece of line of the required length and press it again.
Also, the mowing attachment for attaching the fishing line to it can be made of metal sheet. How to do this can be understood from the following video.