Trimmer shooting out to much line?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bunton Guy, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,951

    Its a Husqvarna trimmer with a echomatic head on it about 2 years old the trimmer its self is 3-4 years old. It seems to shoot to much line. What causes this and is there a fix for it?
  2. A1 Lawn@Landscapes

    A1 Lawn@Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    Sounds to me like the tension spring inside is worn. Time for a new head. That is if you are using the correct line
  3. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    Either the spring inside is gone or like A1 siad its worn out and needs to be replaces
  4. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    Your local Lowes should have new replacement Husqvarna heads for about $21 each.
  5. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Sounds like the head to me as well, your also the wrong size line..
  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    I find that the springs tend to get compressed on my trimmer heads and start feeding with the slightest tap. I just stretch the spring out a little when reloading.
  7. ronslawncare

    ronslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    this just happened to me yesterday actually i thought first i loadedc it wrong because to much string was shooting out,nope needed a new head
  8. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,951

    Ill try stretching the spring a bit next time. Thanx for your help guys. If you are not used to this echomatic head its a smaller head design...not nearly as large as the head that came on it. I bought it for its easy loading design and for the fact that I have had bad luck with the style of head that came on it which is the same as whats on echos. I have had the little white tabs wear off to the point where while im trimming the line insert shoots out.
  9. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Yep it is the spring. I just had to replace a head myself the other day due to this problem.


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