How do I remove a string caught between the spacer and bearing?

I bought my eight year old sister a FAST 201, and somehow she got the string caught between the bearing and spacer on the first day. How do I separate the bearing and space, or remove the string?

Something similar happened to my Counter Attack. The simplest way I found (probably not the BEST way to do it but…) I got a pair of pliers, hold just the bearing with the pliers and take a small jewler’s flat head screwdriver and gently pry the spacer out of the bearing and the string should come out as well. :smiley: