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How To Easily Fix A Linehead On Trimmers

by HIPA Jeremy 18 Sep 2022 0 Comments

Do you have a line head where you take the two pieces of cut line and you stick lines in each hole and the lines does not come out again. You may think there is supposed to be a little grabber in the head that you put line in it and it does not come back out sooner or later.
You need to find out that either one side or both sides that does not work anymore.


There are two reasons why your line is not gripping in there.
The first one is if you see a little cog, such as a spring-loaded cog with little sharp teeth on it, it should move freely, but over time, after getting water and wet grass in there where the little cog pivots on, it is going to be badly rusty and corroded.
Another reason is that the little sharp teeth on the cogs are so packed full of mud, dust or grass that the teeth can not grab the line anymore.


You may need a Phillips screwdriver, a tiny little flat screwdriver, and some lube spray.

How TO

Step 1: Take the back cover off. First of all, you need to take off all these screws out of the line head back by using Philips screw driver and put them aside. Sometimes you will see that there are four, six, or eight screws on the back. Then you have to take off the little back cover, if it is really tight, you can use the little flat screwdriver to pry it off. You may find the inside of the line head was packed full of dirt, grass, and plant clippings. Clean it as best as you can.
Step 2: spray some lube on the cogs. You just need to spray some lube on the pin and then keep working the cog back and forth until that it frees up and it springs completely closed.
Step 3: Clean up the sharp teeth on the cogs. You can pick up the tiny flat screwdriver and just scrape in between each one of those little sharp teeth to make the teeth are exposed again.
Now if you got the teeth clean and the little cogs springs back and forth easily. You line head is probably going to work again.



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