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  • "Reel Easy" seems to be a real pain in the ***...

    Am I the only person who has trouble with the so called reel-easy bump feed system on ryobi whackers?


    The scene: my line breaks or wears down too short. I bump the head into the turf a few times and throttle the speed up.


    The outcome: nothing happens!

    Am i doing something wrong or what? Of course youtube videos make it look so flawlessly easy, but so far I have to keep taking the head apart and restringing the damned f'n thing which makes me look like an a$$.


    In MY case, it definitively does NOT continuously feed!!
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    As long as it is wound right the bump head should feed line. Keep in mind that a Ryobi is at best an ok homeowners weed whacker. Ive owned a few of them. They really arent built for the pounding a commercial weed whacker takes. It sucks to spend the money but its best to get a good one at first. Trust me I am dealing with a junk 1 year old trimmer because I didnt want to spend the money on a good one. By the way its a ryobi. Anyway just make sure your spool is wound good and that your line isnt getting jammed.

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    • #3
      Could be a bad spring.

      Not only are the commercial brands more durable the trimmer heads are built way better. I would never put a universal head on my redmax or stihls.

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      • #4
        we have enough problems with the redmax easy feed heads on commercial users, I would hate to see how bad a ryobi unit holds up. If I were you I would buy a standard bump head.
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