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  1. rainman

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    I have owned this trimmer for years and never had any problem with it. It just suddenly started drawing line in as it is running. When you bump it, it lets line out as it should. But if you just let it run without bumping it, the line gets slowly drawn in, so after a minute or two, it is completely drawn in.
     
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    Pull the head apart & work out what's going on. I use Speedfeed™ heads by Shindaiwa & don't use others anymore. But all of them are pretty simple to pull apart and see how they work.
     
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    Sounds like the spool may be loose inside the head, causing the outer part to turn faster than the inside. Some older heads could be reloaded without disassembly, you would insert the line and then wind the bottom part like a clockspring. Maybe the bottom part is not locked in place, and its trying to reload itself?
     
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    Weeds are, as we think, just grass with which it is very easy to cope, but by the examples of all those people who buy and seriously care for them so that nothing bad happens and no breakdown occurs. But more often than not, trimmers break not from time to time, but from the fact that they are stored incorrectly. And many people actually pay a lot of money to fix them when they themselves leave them in a leaky shed or wet basement. And if after reading this you are asking yourself how not to make such mistakes, then this page will help you. This is a site that provides information and advice on trimmers that will be useful to everyone. Don't miss the opportunity to get useful information just like that.
     
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    Do yourself a favor and put a new head on it and be done with it.
     
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