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.

Line welded

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.

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