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Winding a dual line trimmer head for no jamming?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by WalkGood, May 21, 2009.

  1. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,910

    Any tricks to winding a dual line trimmer head so that the line doesn't get all jammed up, preventing the line to auto-feed when bumping the head?

    It's a residential Ryobi that I inherited. I do not have a manual.
  2. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    I pull equal amout of line, I use my finger as a guide to keep the line apart, wind..............I spray WD-40 before I re-install.................bingo......never have an issue......good luck...
  3. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    Buy a new Oregon speed feed head and a new Stihl FS80 and put the 2 together and hang the Ryobi on the wall......
  4. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,910

    Well, I won't be buying a new trimmer. I just use it on my own yard, not professionally.

    Toy2, I figure you mean to spray all the line to soak the WD40 throughout it? Thanks for the help.
  5. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,248

    Make sure you're winding the line in the proper direction as to do so will cause jams as well as ocassionally throwing off the lower part of the head.

  6. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,910

    Yes, I've got the direction correct.

    I've had a single line trimmer that the auto bump feed would not work half the time because the line got all jammed up inside.

    Another question, should the line be wound in a random pattern (zig zag)? Or should it be wound left-to-right and then back right-to-left? Which works better?
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    After it's wound, I spray some oil all up in it.
    Probably wd-40 would work, I use old motor oil.
    Works for me, I got tired of it.
  8. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    Yes sir, spray it well...............somehow the line will not melt to itself.........it has always worked for me............no WD, try Fluid Film.....works just as well.....
  9. SLR

    SLR LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,210

    Probably get slapped for this, but i always use a grinder very carefully,and chop out that plastic dividing wall,making it a single line.The 26cc engine always revs quicker & higher not having another weed line weighting/bogging it down.

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