FX26X Head for string keeps falling off

I have a Weed Eater model FX26S Featherlite Xtreme gas powered. The head for the string keeps falling of I believe the piece that held it in place fell off in the backyard but I can not find it can you please let me know where I can get a replacement piece or tell me how to fix it.


Hello Janice,

From your description it sound like you are missing the retaining clip. This is a very inexpensive and easy item to replace. You should also check to see if your compression spring is missing. Please find these following part numbers and links:

Part Number : 530401957
Part description : Clip – Retainer – head

Part Number : 530053241
Part description : Compression spring

You can find these parts at the link below:

FL26X Parts


I hope this has helped you.

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