trimmer tear down..

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ToG, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. ToG

    ToG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    this might be a stupid question but i've never really fooled with trimmers before. how do you remove the casing for the trimmer line from the end of the stick? it's an old junky weedeater b2400.
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    there's usually a nut or bolt holding it on through the actual head.
  3. ToG

    ToG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    i swear there's nothing there. there is however a hole that kinda looks like a circle with a flat side on it down inside the head.
  4. ducky1

    ducky1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    On some of the cheaper weedeaters there is a internal tooth retaining ring down inside the head. You should be able to see it after you take the spool out. If there is you may have to break the retaining ring off of the bolt that the spool fits on. On other weedeaters the head is threaded on usually with a left hand thread. Good lucki

  5. Mr.Wrench

    Mr.Wrench LawnSite Member
    from N.H.
    Posts: 65

    ToG, this wouldn't happen to be an old McCulloch trimmer would it?
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    On something like that I would take it to your closest Shindaiwa dealer and ask his advice. :D

    He will probably advise you to throw it in the dumpster and get a real trimmer.
  7. ToG

    ToG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    alright, i'm stupid it was a reverse thread, i don't even know why i asked. just a brain fart i guess.
  8. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    eh, it happens:D

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