How to Replace the Weed Eater Line and Spool How to Replace the Weed Eater Line and Spool

What You'll Need
Weed eater replacement line

A weed eater line allows the weed eater to trim your yard the way it should. However, the plastic cord can only last for a certain period of time on its spool before you have to change it.

Step 1 – Preparing the Weed Eater

If you are using an electric weed eater, unplug it from its power source. If it is a gas powered one, remove the spark plug first.

Step 2 – Accessing the Spool

To make easier for you to get to the spool, tip your weed eater over. Take out the cap according the direction shown on your particular weed eater model. Pull out the spool on the weed eater head, clean them off.

Step 3 – Preparing the Replacement Line

Get you replacement spool and unroll a replacement line for the weed eater that is around the 30 feet in length. Purchase the diameter that is right for your weed eater.

Step 4 – Installing the Replacement Line

Insert the replacement line an inch into the middle of your weed eater spool. Be sure to wrap it firmly on the spool of the weed eater. Do the wrapping according to the direction denoted by the spool arrow.

Step 5 – Replacing the Spool

Get the tail of the weed eater cord and run it through the feed hole. Replace the spool into the weed eater, making sure that 4 tale inches extends out. Secure the cap back into place.

Step 6 – Checking the Weed Eater

Plug or replace the spark plug on your weed eater and start it. Continue with your trimming. You may have to tap the weed eater on the ground to make it feed correctly. If it will not, turn off the weed eater and see if the replacement line is feeding smoothly through the feed table.

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