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Old 06-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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The knob on my weed eater is stuck it won't unscrew what could be wrong, HELP

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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Are you sure it screws off? Mine just pulls off.....the part that you wind the string around that is...

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Are you sure it screws off? Mine just pulls off.....the part that you wind the string around that is...
Yep I'm screwing it off but it won't unscrew it's stuck I don't want to try to unscrew with the pillars I don't want it to break
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They unscrew the opposite direction the head turns.
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May be left hand threads.
Never seen one that screws off unless your replacing the whole head and not just replacing the string.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:26 AM   #6
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There is a bolt in the cap in a channel. If the cap is turning but not getting loose then it is likely the bolt has chewed the channel smooth. If it is that type you will have to replace the cap after you destroy it to get at the bolt.
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+1 to it being reverse threaded.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:10 AM   #8
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My weedeater has a cap that unscrews. It is reverse threaded.
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Straight shaft vs curved shaft they are opposite rotation. Funny, after around 50 years of being invented there is yet to be a great spool head design.

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