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whipper snipper cord replacement

F2031DEE-36F1-435E-B45C-85E587D2716B.jpegHi everyone!

I have a Homelite HLT25CS whipper snipper that I bought second hand - I’m determined to learn regular maintenance on it.

i’m having Trouble replacing the cord though - I cannot pull the bump head apart and it’s not the same as the manual’s model. Does anyone have any tips for me? I cannot unscrew the red knob on the end...

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Re: whipper snipper cord replacement

Hi @abagshaw,

 

Thanks for sharing a photo. It should help members to see what you are working with. Hopefully they can provide some suggestions for you. We have lots of industrious types around here! 

 

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Re: whipper snipper cord replacement

Hi and welcome, 

 

Homelite is pretty much cheaper version of Ryobi :smile:

 

the red knob, you remove by turning it clockwise I believe, my bump knob was worn down, so I used a wrench to get better grip.

 

you can also buy the knobs for about $10 at bunnings.

 

Look at page 17, explains how to remove the red bump knob.

https://manualsau.ttigroupna.com/system/files/481/original/RLT1833BL4_OLT1833BL_UM_ANZ_v2_d2.pdf?201...

 

 

 

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Re: whipper snipper cord replacement

Found a link that will help: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwqJmXsn4Dc

 

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Re: whipper snipper cord replacement

Thank you so much!! That helped me understand that the bolt does screw off on the end so I set about running some vibration through it and it loosened! Yay! I’ll be looking at a replacement part next I think, as you suggested. Thank you!
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Re: whipper snipper cord replacement

your very welcome :smile:

 

I also can provide a link that might help you get newew head which is much better to use, if you wanted to change entire head.

 

Best bump knob I have seen at bunnings: 

https://www.bunnings.com.au/oregon-gator-speedload-trimmer-head_p0073843

 

Standard one: 

https://www.bunnings.com.au/homelite-2-0mm-bump-feed-line-trimmer-head_p3380959

 

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Re: whipper snipper cord replacement

Thank you so much!

i know it’s just a cheap second hand thing that most throw away but it’s turning out to be a wonderful learning ground.

I really appreciate the support!

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