View Full Version : Extra Spools

11-03-2002, 06:40 PM
I have begun to carry extra trimmer spools to save time but even in my pocket they come undone. Those of you who do this how do you keep them together?

Also, Today I had the spool on my Stihl come unwound six times in a row as soon as I started the trimmer. What did I do wrong? I have been using this Stihl for 3 years and never had this happen.


P&J Lawncare
11-03-2002, 06:45 PM
check to see if your spring is still in the head.

11-03-2002, 06:46 PM
Do I have a spring that would fall out on an autocut? I don't have the Tapping head.

11-03-2002, 07:04 PM

Maybe the autocut head wasnt all the way on good or maybe its wore out.

On extra spools we tie the ends of the string down with rubber bands and when we need the spool yank off the rubber band and put the spool on the sthil.

11-03-2002, 07:07 PM
Thanks, I'll have the head checked out as I nearly threw the whole unit into oncoming traffic after the fifth time this happened!

mowin at the lake
11-03-2002, 07:17 PM
Check the eyelets that the line feeds through, they will get worn after a lot of use. Sthil makes a replacement however, echo makes you buy a new head.

11-03-2002, 07:34 PM
I have lost and replaced a couple of those eyelets already this year, but maybe I replaced the same one twice so I'll check the other for wear. Thanks, would've never thought of that

11-03-2002, 08:07 PM
anotyher thing that i learned the hard way is make sure you are winding it up correctly and not backwards.

Bob Minney
11-03-2002, 09:10 PM
Same as odin00- tie down with rubber bands

11-03-2002, 09:30 PM
I think it's impossible on these spools. String goes in hole in one direction only, then you bend it back and go the other direction.