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How do I rewind the cord on a whipper snipper? I want to be able to still bump the centre to release more cord.

 I have an electric whipper snipper [weed whacker / cord trimmer].  The cord ran out and I've bought replacement cord from my local hardware shop, but can't find ANYTHING on the web on how to rewind the cord so that when I bump the centre of the spool the cord will still come out.  I have done an online search for the manufacturer of both the cord and the machine.  The cord manufacturer has a website but nothing on it to show how to use their product!  Even worse, the manufacturer of the machine has NO hits on my Google search (Warrior - an electric model bought from Bunnings)

There is an arrow on the spool showing the direction you should wind the cord in, but I read somewhere else online that the arrow shows the direction you should turn the spool when you rewind it, rather than actually winding the cord that way.

Someone do an 'ible', please!

frollard4 years ago
You did this question a week ago - and never replied to any of the answers.

http://www.instructables.com/answers/How-do-I-put-more-line-into-a-whipper-snipper-spoo/

Were those of no use to you?
Re-design4 years ago
1.  Have you figured out how to get the spool open?
    1A.  Do the testing and loading with the plug unplugged.  It is very dangerous to load the spool with the plug plugged in.

2.  When you have the spool open cut a 2' length of cord and attach it to the line retainer by what ever method.  Then guess at the direction and wind the 2' length.  Reassemble the spool.   Pull on the cord that is sticking out and tap the bump button.  Did the line come out? 

3.  If yes, goto 4.  If no skip the next paragraph and read #5.

4.  If yes then take the 2' piece out and the fill the spool with cutter line winding in the same direction as you did before and reassemble the cutter.  Test it out with the motor running and bump it on the ground to make sure.  If it comes out just remember the direction you wound the first time.

5.  No?  Okay then take the 2' piece out and rewind it in the opposite direction then before.  Reassemble the spool.   Pull on the cord that is sticking out and tap the bump button.  Did the line come out?  I'm assuming it did since now you've done it both ways.  So,  take the 2' piece out and the fill the spool with cutter line winding in the same direction as you just did and reassemble the cutter.  Test it out with the motor running and bump it on the ground to make sure.  If it comes out this is the correct direction.

6.  If you still can't get the line to advance properly, take it back to who ever sold it to you and either get them to show you how it works or return it to them as defective.
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