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How to Replace the Spool on a Toro Brushless String Trimmer

To keep your lawn tidy, you want to keep your Toro Brushless String Trimmer in tidy condition, too. Like any machine, though, your Toro model might require the occasional maintenance task -- and one of the most common is replacing the trimmer spool. Here’s exactly how to do it.

Materials Needed:

  • Replacement trimmer spool
  • Gloves (optional but recommended)
  • Safety goggles

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Step 1: Before you begin, ensure that the trimmer is turned off and that the battery is removed to prevent accidental start-up. It's also a good idea to work in a well-lit and well-ventilated area. Wear gloves to protect your hands and safety goggles to shield your eyes from any debris.

Step 2: Locate the trimmer head at the bottom of the trimmer. Press the tabs on the sides of the trimmer head to release the cover. Once the cover is removed, carefully take out the old spool from the trimmer head. Dispose of the old spool properly, following any local regulations for recycling or disposal of used trimmer line.

Step 3: Take the replacement trimmer spool and inspect it for any defects or damage. Ensure that it is the correct size and type for your Toro trimmer. Most replacement spools come pre-wound with trimmer line, but if yours is not, follow the manufacturer's instructions to wind the trimmer line onto the spool.

Step 4: Insert the new spool into the trimmer head, making sure that it fits securely. Align the slots on the spool with the tabs inside the trimmer head. Press down firmly until you hear a click, indicating that the spool is locked into place.

Step 5: Once the new spool is installed, replace the trimmer head cover by aligning it with the trimmer head and pressing it down until it snaps into place. Ensure that the cover is securely attached to prevent any debris from entering the trimmer head during operation.

Step 6: Before using the trimmer, perform a quick test to ensure that the new spool is installed correctly. Reattach the battery and turn on the trimmer. Allow it to run for a few seconds, then gently tap the trimmer head on the ground to advance the trimmer line. If the trimmer line feeds out smoothly, you're ready to start trimming.

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