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My Craftsman Electric Leafwacker Plus Model # 833.799866 SN 007151 won't hold Sears 080 monofilament line cut to 12 inches. Can't find the manual on the site.

This is a free standing barrel-shaped plastic drum that looks a little like an can with both top and bottom cut out. It tilts and fits over the mouth of a plastic garbage can so I can wheel away the mulched leaves to my compost pile.

Is the line too short?

I've tried setting for both dry and wet leaves and it still flings the line out of the holes.

Is the line too thick?

Is there something else I should try?

I can't find the manual on your site and it may have a piece of advice that I'm needing.



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I know this type of information can be very helpful for you to have. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did some research on the unit. I was unable to locate information that would be helpful with regards to your question at this time. Your expert will answer within 24-48 hours with detailed information. Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Manage My Life
October 31st, 2011
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Mark T
Thank you for the question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the line in the leaf wacker. I have posted the instructions for replacing the line below. Click on the image to enlarge it. If this is the way, you are installing the line there might be a problem with the line. I tried to look up the specs on the replacement line but did not have any luck. I recommend ordering replacement line so you can compare it to the line you are using. If the line is different, take one of the replacements to the store and match it up. The part number for the replacement line is 396-2877P01 and can be ordered from our parts website:

Sears Parts Direct

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 58,303 community points in Craftsman
November 2nd, 2011
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