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Ryobi weed eater won't start.


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05-08-05, 04:24 PM   #1  
Ryobi weed eater won't start.

First off, I have an old computer Pentium 200 Pro. To come to this web site and end up here took about 10 minutes. Think about it!

I have a Ryobi gas trimmer that is two years old. I forgot to drain the fuel out last fall and now it just plain won't start!!
What do I put in the tank with a few pulls to dissolve the crud?
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05-08-05, 10:14 PM   #2  
Hello Changeling!

Is that when they made computers out of wood?

There's nothing I know of that would be something to add to the gas to fix the problem. I would drain the old gas, fill with fresh, and prime it until the primer pushes gas into the tank when you press it, and pulls gas from the tank when you release it. Then choke it and hole the throttle wide open, and pull it several times. You might have to pull it 15 or 20 times. If it doesn't start, try backing out the high and low speed screws and try again. When you get it running well, adjust them back. If still no luck, then it's time to pull the carb and clean it.


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05-09-05, 10:51 AM   #3  
I have already tried all the things you suggest. I thought there might be some type of additive I could pull into the carb by pulling the starter and let soak that would dissolve the gum or what ever is stopping it up.
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05-09-05, 08:57 PM   #4  
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I feel for you. I know the feeling, I have one too. That thing has never started easy since new. If i have a problem with mine this year just going to junk it. Never buy anything Ryobi again. My friend has a Ryobi gas power leaf blower and that thing never wants to start either. I bet I pulled on my weed eater 50 times last year to get it to start. Then it wants to quit once it is running.

 
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05-10-05, 04:21 AM   #5  
Most educated people in the field of petrolium will tell you there is nothing that will remove varnish/gum deposits in a fuel system by way of additives and I agree with them. The only fix is to remove the carburetor, soak it in a quality bath-type cleaner and recondition the carb with a kit.

 
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Posted By: jetjestor I feel for you. I know the feeling, I have one too. That thing has never started easy since new. If i have a problem with mine this year just going to junk it. Never buy anything Ryobi again. My friend has a Ryobi gas power leaf blower and that thing never wants to start either. I bet I pulled on my weed eater 50 times last year to get it to start. Then it wants to quit once it is running.
Operator manuals and Operating instructions are not kindling.....

 
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05-12-05, 11:07 AM   #7  
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Operator manuals and Operating instructions are not kindling.....
Azis I have read the manual. I have tried adjusting the carb. I have pull the engines out of many cars and trucks. Rebuilding engines, not like I don't know what I talking about. Have taken a two wheel drive truck and made it four wheel drive. Do you own a Ryobi? Everyone I know that has one, has the same problem. Plus why is that you see them on sale for so cheap? Cause many them are sold factory recertified. That means something, if your product has to be reworked to me. My opion they are junk. Right now I'm rebuilding a Dynamark snowblower which is 32 years old I believe. I'm not stupid like you make me sound.

 
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05-12-05, 11:51 AM   #8  
Posted By: jetjestor Azis I have read the manual. I have tried adjusting the carb. I have pull the engines out of many cars and trucks. Rebuilding engines, not like I don't know what I talking about. Have taken a two wheel drive truck and made it four wheel drive. Do you own a Ryobi? Everyone I know that has one, has the same problem. Plus why is that you see them on sale for so cheap? Cause many them are sold factory recertified. That means something, if your product has to be reworked to me. My opion they are junk. Right now I'm rebuilding a Dynamark snowblower which is 32 years old I believe. I'm not stupid like you make me sound.
Easy guys. I am not new to engines in any way either. I have only been stumped once in my life on a 7 hp kohler engine I own. Everything has been tried two carbs, "all electronics". The engine will no run!! If anybody had of told me this before I would have said they were nuts. It has had several experts on small engine repair try and everything has been replaced at least once! It will not run!

As for the Ryobi, i was warned that they experienced a lot of problems before I bought but I bought it anyway! Since my post I have talked to people at Lowe's, and a repair center.

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Moderator edit: Sorry Changeling, but items listed for sale aren't allowed in the forums. Nothing against you, but I cannot make exceptions, or it wouldn't be fair to everyone. I removed the last part of the post.
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05-13-05, 08:49 AM   #9  
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Never did I have ne intention of making anyone feel "stupid"!!! My reason for posting here is in fact to hopefully help people feel Less stupid and offer explanations that do not require a technical degree to understand.

I do own a ryobi string trimmer and have had it for 10 yrs. Never added fuel stabilizer, changed the plug or touched ne thing maintenance wise other than changing impliments.
That is not to say that Any brand can not have a or several defective units. They do however come with a 1 year manufactures warranty, regardless of what warranty the seller may offer. It clearly states in the owners manuals of this warranty, and if for any reason u are dis satisfied to contact them for a solution...
It was a general comment which in most cases, is relevant.
My apologies if any offense was taken, none was intended

 
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05-13-05, 11:30 AM   #10  
Posted By: Azis Never did I have ne intention of making anyone feel "stupid"!!! My reason for posting here is in fact to hopefully help people feel Less stupid and offer explanations that do not require a technical degree to understand.

I do own a ryobi string trimmer and have had it for 10 yrs. Never added fuel stabilizer, changed the plug or touched ne thing maintenance wise other than changing impliments.
That is not to say that Any brand can not have a or several defective units. They do however come with a 1 year manufactures warranty, regardless of what warranty the seller may offer. It clearly states in the owners manuals of this warranty, and if for any reason u are dis satisfied to contact them for a solution...
It was a general comment which in most cases, is relevant.
My apologies if any offense was taken, none was intended
Azis, I appreciate your effort and sincerely hope nothing I said unsettled you. However I would get rid of that statement about real men if I were you, that's inviting sarcastic replies!! I read instructions rather well, been doing it for years now, no problem there.
As for the Ryobi, it's in the front yard with a "For sale" sign on it, If I looked at it hard and it started, I would still sell it.

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05-14-05, 03:27 AM   #11  
No problem!


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