Self loading the line into your spool may seem like an unnecessary task, however it is worth understanding the process to help save money and also prepare for the day when no pre loaded spools are available.
In this guide we talk you through the simple steps to loading the line yourself.
This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.
What You Will Need:
Step 1 - Safety Advice
Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair.
Step 2 - Removing the Spool Cover
To start we want to remove the spool cover, from here you could simply fit a spool which has the line already fitted.
However we are going to show you how to install the line into an empty spool.
Step 3 - Cutting the Required Amount
When you order the line it’ll usually come in a bundle, as an example if it comes in 20 metres length then you’ll want to cut about two 5 metre lengths.
Step 4 - Winding the Line
When loading the line you always want to reload the top deck first, you’ll need to push some of the line in - once you have pushed about two centimetres you can start to wind the line. Ensure that you wind it neatly in the direction of the arrow - if it's messy and out of place the line won’t feed correctly.
You’ll want to cleet the ends as this will prevent the line from unravelling when i replace the spool. Feed the line through the eyelets and once in place remember to remove the cleats otherwise the line won’t be able to feed when strimming.
Fit the spool cover and you're ready to trim again.
Super simple but of course purchasing a pre-loaded spool is far simpler, however understanding how to load an empty spool yourself could save you money.