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Diagnose & TroubleshootHandheld Products
Select one of the symptoms below to find possible causes and common solutions for your MTD handheld product.
Cutting attachment will not advance line
|Possible Causes||Corrective Actions|
1Cutting attachment bound with grass
Stop the engine and clean cutting attachment.
Cutting attachment out of line
Refill with new line.
Inner reel bound up
Replace the inner reel.
Cutting head dirty
Clean inner reel and outer spool.
Disassemble, remove the welded section and rewind.
Line twisted when refilled
Disassemble and rewind the line.
Not enough line exposed
Push the bump knob and pull out line until 4 inches (102mm) of line is outside the cutting attachment.