ryobi string trimmer starter rope broke

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Old 08-31-06, 11:29 AM
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Question ryobi string trimmer starter rope broke

I have a 725r ryobi string trimmer that has a broken pull cord
and I can not figure out how to get the clutch drum assembly
off. Can anyone tell me how to accomplish this task?
 
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Old 08-31-06, 09:37 PM
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After you take the starter cover lose from the clutch cover and shaft the first thing you'll see will be the clutch drum with a spring on it.Make sure NOT to loose this spring.But the part of the drum (where the drive shaft goes) has a torx headed bolt that has to come out.This is screwed into the crankshaft...so take the spark plug out and insert 1/2" rubber tubeing into the hole to stop the piston from moving.After this comes off unscrew the clutch CCW.Then the recoil cover is ready to come off.
 

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Old 09-01-06, 05:08 PM
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I use starter a piece of starter rope, to put down the spark plug hole to hold the crankshaft.

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Old 09-01-06, 05:53 PM
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I use starter a piece of starter rope, to put down the spark plug hole to hold the crankshaft.

I thought that was a good idea too,In fact I used pull rope to stop the piston and crank from moving for years myself.Until one day a piece of rope got hung between the piston and cylinder.Ever since then I have been useing plastic fuel line,about 7/16" OD that is big enough it wont get hung and it still wont scratch the piston/ctlinder wall.

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Thanks repairguy,I never thought about that,I'll try that next time.

Jerry
 
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Old 09-09-06, 08:32 PM
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Question solved one problem now I have another bigger one.

Thanks for the helpful tips.I tried the rubber hose and could not get it to hold,so I tried the cord and was succesful in gettin it apart. I replaced the starter cord and fired it up. It ran great for a few minutes and the the engine locked up.I guess I will have to take it apart and see what happen.
Thanks again for the help.
 
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