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How do I advance the string on a Stihl trimmer?

How do I advance the string on a Stihl trimmer?

Hold the trimmer head above the ground, press the trigger throttle and allow new line to automatically feed from the spool. Continue to hold the trigger throttle down until the line extends to the point where the blade on the trimmer guard trims it to length. Continue cutting grass and weeds.

Why does my strimmer line not feed?

If the spool is empty, replace it. If the ports on the trimmer are clogged with grass or dirt, clean them out and wipe any debris from the line remaining on the spool. If the cutting line is twisted, pull it off of the spool and rewind it carefully, making sure the loops don’t cross.

How does string trimmer auto feed work?

The Automatic Feed Spool (AFS) is the technologically advanced line feed system found on Black & Decker string trimmer products. Using centrifugal force, the system monitors the amount of line being used and feeds more line automatically as the cutting line shortens.

How does the Stihl AutoCut head work?

The AutoCut mowing head has a line storage device and the line is fed while the machine is running. This is done by tapping the top of the mowing head on the ground. This opens the holding mechanism for the line and centrifugal force causes line to be fed out.

How does bump line feed work?

Bump feed electric weed eaters With a bump feed weed eater, when you press the head of your trimmer against a flat surface, it squeezes a spring in the head of the string trimmer. This action releases string from the spool so you have a line with which you can cut down debris.

What is automatic line advance system?

The automatic advancing mechanism works by sending out more line when the string gets too short. Importantly, if you have an automatic feed electric string trimmer, the last thing you’re going to want to do is tap the head on the sidewalk because it will break it and negate your warranty.

Why does my line keep breaking on my trimmer?

Usually this is the result of the cutting head being taken too close to objects, e.g. garden stones, paving edges, walls etc. The cutting line must be allowed to rotate freely and the correct diameter and type of line should be used.