Weed wacker starting problem

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Old 03-09-04, 11:22 AM
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Weed wacker starting problem

My weed wacker was left out with the mower all winter and will not start. I know the cutting head is supposed to turn when the trigger is pressed and the cord is pulled. It's not turning. Would that keep the engine from starting?

I've drained the (fuel/oil) mix. It was empty. refilled it and changed the spark plug which actually looked good any suggestions. You are always so helpful.

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Old 03-09-04, 02:29 PM
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It sounds like you may have a carb problem. What you need to do is take your carb apart and clean it out with Automotive gumout spray. Another thing I would do is make sure that the air hole in your gas cap is not clogged. If it is use a needle to get it clean out. You may use gumout in that area too. Make sure your gas hoses are tightly seated on there connections and make sure that there are no cracks in them. When you have gass in the tank and you push in the primer a few times you should see gass in the bulb. If you need detailed instructions on how to take apart a carb on a 2cycle engine spacific to your engine model. Cheese can help you out in that area. While you wait for him to reply you can do all the other things beside the carb and see if that helps, if it does not wait for Cheese to reply. Please supply your engine model number for him to help him better. The model number should be located somewhere on the engine housing. Hope this helps you...
 
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Old 03-09-04, 08:32 PM
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Hello Keri!

Does the engine turn when you pull the rope? If so, check for spark. If you have spark, try squirting a little gas into the spark plug hole and reinstall the plug and try to start it with the throttle at full speed and the choke off. If it starts and runs for a second, then dies, you have fuel problems...probably carburetor related.
 
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Old 03-22-04, 06:05 PM
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How did everything go?
 
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Old 03-25-04, 05:30 AM
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WELL..... I was in the process of getting ready to empty my house and send my stuff to the new house in Phoenix so I can sell the one here. I decided I didn't have enough time to fix it and loaded it on the truck. I'll fix it when I move out to Phoenix.

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Old 03-25-04, 07:24 AM
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Throw it out....that is what i did with mine....same type of problem you are talking about....would have cost me more to fix it than to buy a new one...bought an ECHO....now that is a great machine
 
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Old 03-25-04, 11:13 AM
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I would agree. Thats why I never bought a ryobi. However I do own one because I got it through someone else. Just something to fix up for my time. Otherwise I don't really use it. I am thinking about selling it or something. It took about 50 bucks to fix, so I will sell it for that. The other low end trimmer I have is a craftsman, which is actually a ryobi when you look at it. Craftsman has the same kinds of trimmers, may have different models, but there all the same. The same way B&S sells 6.5 intek engines for scotts walk behinds. And John Deer Manufactures the Scotts Lawn Tracters. One of my favorite devices is a brush mower. Its a weedeater on two wheels, uses a 4-cycle engine. Its not made for use on edging your home. Many people seem to mistake it for that. Actually those things are made to cut down brush, and to cut down field sise grass. Some people have a small field next to there place, but instead they let all the field grass to gro up the hedge trees. Thats when this little device comes in very handy! The only bad thing about them is that the engines used on them are usually never B&S 5HP or 6HP. There allways a Koyler engine. I am not fond of Koylers. They are allways hard to start. You got to prime them like 16 times and then pull. And then it startes and stops, and you got to repeat the process 4 times until it stops shutting down. I even opened the carb and everything was perfectly fine with it. I checked over the whole entire engine. All was well. Thats why I like B&S engines only! Thats why when I bought one of those brush mowers, I looked on the net and found one that used a 5HP B&S engine.
 
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Old 03-26-04, 01:06 AM
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Terminator...I know the machines you're talking about. I have never seen one with a Kohler engine though. And Kohler doesn't make any engine with a primer. Are you sure you don't mean Tecumseh? Kohler makes a top-notch engine.
 
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Old 03-26-04, 01:41 AM
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Ah your right Cheese, my mistake. My brain was thinking of tecumseh engine, but was saying koyler. OOPS... Could happen to anyone...
 
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Old 06-19-13, 02:49 PM
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Ryobi Weed Wacker

I'll never ever buy another Ryobi product again!!!!

I bought a weed wacker in 2011 which makes it two years old and the thing won't start for me.

I bought a ryobi leaf blower and had the same problem, junked it.

My son bought me another leaf blower....what happened? The thing didn't start after a year. They make crap!!!!!

From now on I'll spend a little more money and get better tools....something that lasts longer than a year.

My Advice: Don't buy Ryobi products!!!

So Frustrated!!!!!!
 
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Old 06-19-13, 10:35 PM
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i can't argue with that, but there are a lot of other brands that fit the same category.
 
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