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Old 07-05-2004, 08:22 PM
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Echo line trimmer problem

I've got an SRM-210 and am having trouble with winding the line on the spool. I am using the Echo replacement line sold at hd and am following the instructions as near as I can tell.

This line is edgy and abrasive (not smooth round like the old style) and cuts just fine, but I can't seem to get it to feed reliably. It appears to me that the line is actually melting in the head, and sticking together in places where the line touches each other.

I've tried to be careful when winding the line to not have much crossover, but it will still melt together and jamb up. When this happens I have to pull the spool out and pry apart the melted line, most often having to cut the bad section out and re-spool.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Old 07-05-2004, 08:55 PM
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Sounds like a cheap string. Try not to have any crossover. I would look for a better quality string.
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:08 PM
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Forget the spool buy a rapid loader.
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:31 AM
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:16 AM
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It's a good won just precut line and pocket it besure too leave something on the inside to grab it's a pain trying to get the line out with nothing to grab.
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:36 AM
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Make sure you wind the line tightly on the spool. Once you start trimming, if the line is loose, the trimming action tightens the line(s) and that can cause what you describe. If by "crossover", you mean twisting the line, make sure both sides of the string are parallel as you wind. Wind both sides in the same direction. Takes a bit of practice to do all this at once, but you get used to it.

Of course, I am describing what we do with our trimmers. I am not exactly sure what style of head you have.

I only have manual heads. I've had trouble with automatic heads in the past. Plus, since it is a pain in the rear to advance (and refill), the guys learn quickly how to trim without using up so much string.

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-09-2004, 09:26 PM
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When you wind it on the spool, keep a finger between the two lines as you wind them. This helps to keep them separated as you index (tap advance) the line. This helped me a lot when I ran Echo's.
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Old 07-09-2004, 10:37 PM
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:52 AM
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Make sure you got the right diameter of line. Dealership sold me 105 when I needed 95. both echo line, just wrong size.
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Old 07-26-2004, 11:24 PM
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wind your line counter clockwise keeping it tight use you index finger as a guide to keep it seperated make sure you bump you head often to keep enough line out so you dont burn your line together inside the head using short line will cause it to spin to fast and weld the string inside the head together.
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