How to String a Gt-2400 Echo Weed Trimmer

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How to String a Gt-2400 Echo Weed Trimmer
Keep the string filled on your Echo GT-2400 weed trimmer. (line trimmers image by Horticulture from Fotolia.com)

The plastic string on a Gt-2400 weed trimmer is designed to be hard enough to cut the weeds yet soft enough to break against anything harder. So if you trim over rocks or next to sidewalks, the string gets eaten up a lot quicker. Buying the line on a bulk roll, instead of pre-wound reels, saves money over the course of your weed trimmer's life. You can find these rolls at any home and garden or lawn care store. You should only use .080-inch string or one size smaller on the Gt-2400.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Rag
  • Scissors
  • 15ft .080 Nylon trimmer line

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn off the Gt-2400, and let it cool down before you try to work on the head.

  2. 2

    Grasp the spool retainer head firmly with one hand. With your other hand, depress the housing tab in and twist the cover counterclockwise to remove it.

  3. 3

    Pull out the spool. Remove any remaining line, and wipe down the reel and spool retainer with the rag.

  4. 4

    Cut off 15 feet of nylon trimmer string. Insert one end into the hole on the inner reel. Keep pulling the line through until one end is 4 inches longer than the other one.

  5. 5

    Hold the inner reel with one hand, and pull tight on the string with the other. Stick your thumb in between the two ends, and begin winding the string clockwise around the reel. Use only tight, even rows so that the string won't get tangled when trimming.

  6. 6

    Leave about 6 inches off the reel, and insert the two lines into the holding slots on the reel.

  7. 7

    Thread the two lines through the eyelets on the spool retainer, and push the inner reel back into the housing area.

  8. 8

    Place the cover back over the reel. Use the arrow on the cover to align it with the housing. Push the cover down, and turn it clockwise to lock it in place. Secure it by pulling on the string's ends, which should advance about one inch.

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