Ryobi 780r Removing Clutch housing

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Old 07-18-07, 07:01 AM
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Question Ryobi 780r Removing Clutch housing

Hello all. New to the list and looking for some help. My 780r had the pull rope break the other day. I found some posts that dealt with how to replace the pull but I cannot find anything on how to remove the metal housing around the clutch in order to get to the rope pull. Can anyone provide insight for this. I had the black plastic housing pulled off and started to pull the shaft down but the steel cable that links down to the cutting head connects to the housing and I see no way to get that housing off to then get to the clutch for removal. I tried to spin it either way as well as pry it off a little (not too hard, I stopped before I would have possibly broken something). I do not want to take this to a shop to have someone replace a $5 part that I can do if I can get to it. Thanks for any help.
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Old 07-18-07, 08:32 AM
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Smile clutch removal

Take a look at my post and the reply I received for removal on my 767rj. It is probably somewhat the same.
 
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Old 07-18-07, 09:07 AM
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In the end of the clutch housing is a T-20 torx screw, it takes a very thin torx wrench to get to it, remove the screw and the rest is easy. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 07-18-07, 10:36 AM
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Post Clutch housing - little more info??

Originally Posted by geogrubb View Post
In the end of the clutch housing is a T-20 torx screw, it takes a very thin torx wrench to get to it, remove the screw and the rest is easy. Have a good one. Geo
Geo, Thanks for the info. Is that screw behind the metal bell housing or sitting in the center where the steel cable comes out of it to go down the shaft. I have looked all over this thing for a screw after reading many other posts. Even finding parts blow-out diagrams do not show the cable or a screw in the clutch housing. This thing looks like a large stainless steel hershey kiss (best description). I will see if I can see a screw somewhere when I break it down again.

Thanks again,
Nick
 
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Old 07-18-07, 12:37 PM
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It's in the center where the steel cable comes out, also remove the sparkplug and insert some rope(maybe your old pull cord) in the cylinder to stop the engine from turning over when you get farther into this. Have a good one. Geo
 
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