How to Reload a RYOBI 40v String Trimmer: In 6 Easy Steps

Last Updated on December 18, 2021 by the staff of TheAllElectricLawn

How to Reload a RYOBI 40v String Trimmer:

How to replace the line in an RYOBI string trimmer

If you are like me and you use your RYOBI string trimmer a good bit, then you are going to need to know how to reload a RYOBI 40v string trimmer with new line.  It is a pretty easy task and will get you back to trimming in no time.

There are really just a few steps to get the trimmer line replaced.  This same process will also work with a gas trimmer if you have one, but we are going to focus on the 40v RYBOI line of trimmers here.

Make sure the Trimmer is Shut Down

Stop the unit and remove the battery pack for cordless power heads, or disconnect from power supply for electric power heads.

Rotating the Spool

Rotate the spool clockwise as necessary to align the arrows on the spool with the eyelets in the string head housing.

Cutting the Trimmer Line

Cut one piece of trimmer line 10 ft. long. Insert the line into the eyelet on the string trimmer housing. Push until the end of the line comes out the other side of the string head. Pull the line from the other side until equal amounts of the line appear on both sides of the spool.

You can also use precut string from RYOBI, I personally use the precut string since that is easier t deal with.  A package of 4 precut sections lasts quite a long time.

Rotating the Spool Part II – Winding on the Line

Rotate the spool clockwise to wind the line on the spool until approximately 6 in. of line is showing on each side.

Line Feed Verification

Push the spool retainer down while pulling on line(s) to
manually advance the line and to check for proper assembly of the string head

Summing it Up – Reloading an RYOBI 40v String Trimmer

Reloading line on an RYOBI string trimmer really is a super easy task and RYOBI makes it easy with clearly marked lines and instructions.  So don’t worry if your line has run out, it is super easy to reload your line in no time.

Resources:

RYOBI

 RYOBI String Trimmer Manual