Weed Wacker line gets stuck around head

Reply

  #1  
Old 06-10-20, 02:39 PM
Z
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 37
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Weed Wacker line gets stuck around head

I've got a Stihl gas trimmer, only a couple years old. I've head a saw head on it since last fall, and now when I put the string spool back on it keeps winding around the head & binding up to a stop. I even took the remainder of the line off of it and put on a new wind.

Any ideas?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 06-10-20, 02:57 PM
P
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 23,757
Received 632 Votes on 584 Posts
When the line wraps around, how much line is protruding from the head? Is too much line out?
 
  #3  
Old 06-13-20, 04:50 PM
Z
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 37
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Doesn't seem to be excessive line, certainly no more than in the past.
 
  #4  
Old 06-14-20, 03:33 AM
GregH's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 10,134
Received 37 Votes on 35 Posts
There is a sharp edge on the shroud that is suppose to cut the line to a length that should not get tangled on the head.
is this working?
Also, if the stringer motor is running rough the head could be sliowing down and speeding up causing the string to loose momentum.
 
  #5  
Old 06-14-20, 03:52 AM
pugsl's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 9,029
Received 74 Votes on 67 Posts
Are you winding cord in right direction? I had one arrows on spool were confusing and easy to wind cord wrong way and had your problem.
 
  #6  
Old 06-14-20, 06:41 AM
Marq1's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: USA MI
Posts: 6,565
Received 372 Votes on 347 Posts
I've head a saw head on it since last fall
Not sure what this means!

I've owned a Stihl trimmer before and never had any issues.

It is important to go back to the owners manual and read how to install the cord and replace the spool. More than once I have found I was not doing it correctly!
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: