How to Replace, Remove the Black & Decker Gl716 Trimmer Head

How to Replace, Remove the Black & Decker Gl716 Trimmer Head

No matter how well it works at a summer cottage or a country house, acquired by us electric trimmer , sooner or later the time will come when we need remove the head trimmers for replacement or prevention. I will make a reservation right away to spend replacing fishing line the trimmer head does not need to be removed completely. In this article, I’ll tell you how to completely remove or replace the mowing head using the Black electric trimmer as an example.&Decker GL716.

Procedure for removing the trimmer head.

The design and fastening of the working part of the electric scythe vary significantly from different manufacturers. But given that in our markets there are many copies of more or less well-known brands, the described procedure may be suitable for owners of other portable garden equipment for lawn and grass care.

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Tool for replacing the trimmer head.

To replace, remove the mowing head from the tool, we need a nozzle in the form of an asterisk, usually supplied, or a flat wide screwdriver. It will not work to use a hexagon instead of an asterisk; the nozzle slips, licking the face of the asterisk on the screw.

How to remove the head on a Black trimmer&Decker GL716.

The trimmer has a top engine and a curved bar. For convenience, we turn it down with the engine or lay it horizontally. We disassemble the mowing head. To do this, simultaneously press the side latches and remove the top cover. Disconnect the reel with fishing line.

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A dark, slightly recessed screw is visible in the middle of the head housing. We fix the head housing with one hand and use the nozzle in the form of an asterisk to unscrew the screw counterclockwise. If you do not have an asterisk at hand, you can do this with a wide flat screwdriver.

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Now, to remove the trimmer head, just pull it towards you. If it is acidic and sits firmly in place, then add light swaying movements to the efforts, periodically changing the places of their application. Do not apply sharp or impact forces. The case is plastic and easy enough to damage.

Installing the mowing head on the Black & Decker trimmer.

The mowing head is mounted on the trimmer in the reverse order. When installing the screw in place, it is tightened with medium force.

I wish you a successful summer season and garden equipment did not fail. I hope my tips on how to remove the mowing head on the Black trimmer&Decker GL716 saved you time and nerves.