If you’ve already removed the line from your string trimmer and are now wondering how you can reload it with a new line, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll look at the easy steps to reloading your single-line trimmer in a matter of seconds!
You need to cut the new line. You should already have purchased a replacement line that’s the correct width for your string trimmer. Now you need to measure out the right length for your trimmer. You should find this in your instruction manual. If you can’t, then cut off about 25-inches. If it’s too long, you can shorten it later.
Now you’ve got the right length of the line, and you can go to your string trimmer. You must ensure that the trimmer is off, disconnected from any power source, and has cooled down if you have recently used it. If all this is correct, then you should remove the retaining cap. This is a different process for all trimmers, but you should know how to do it if you’ve already unloaded the line from the trimmer.
Now that you’ve removed the retaining cap, you should notice a small hole in the spool. This hole is where you should place the end of the line. Next, it’s time to wrap the line around the cap. You should see some arrows on the spool too. And this is the direction that you need to wind the line around the spool. Continue to wrap the line around the spool until you have approximately six inches of line left. You don’t need to measure it out with a ruler, but the process won’t work if you’ve got less than five inches of line left. When you reach this point, you can reattach the cap onto the spool to keep the line in place.
You’re almost done now. All you’ve got to do is slot the cap and spool back into the string trimmer’s head. You’ll notice that there’s a gap in the head, and this is where you need to slot the line. Now you can reattach the end of the line to the other end of the trimmer. And you’re done. In a matter of seconds, you’ve reloaded your string trimmer. Well done.