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Ryobi Mulchinator Blower Vac RGBV3100

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08-01-07, 04:02 PM   #1  
Ryobi Mulchinator Blower Vac RGBV3100

I own a Ryobi Mulchinator Blower Vac RGBV3100. As of late it won't start. Before it would start but was very tough doing so. I know that this model of blower/vac was discontinued. The area around the engine becomes very oily, and as I said am unable to start it. I've taken this to a few people whom work on garden power equiptment, and they say it's not worth fixing, to just buy a new one. My issue is since I like this style of power equiptment, is this true about not worth fixing, or should I just go a buy a new one? I've been looking into the TroyBilt TB310QS Gas QuickShift Blower/Vac. So, I'm asking which way to go? Thanks in advance.

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08-01-07, 06:41 PM   #2  
Sounds like the cylinder may be loose. Just check the bolts that hold it to the block. Or it may need a carb clean or muffler cleaning.

If you do get a new blower, the Troy-Bilt is made by MTD and is low qaulity; not any better than your Ryobi.

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08-02-07, 10:32 AM   #3  
"Not worth fixing" depends on who is fixing. There is a chance that the problem is simple and easy, but the odds are very much against it. If they did not even look at the unit, I would assume it is because in most cases, up to a few hours can be spent on finding a problem, attempting a repair, and having no success. Their time is their supper, and have learned from experience most likely. By the time you pay someone for one hour of labor, you are almost half way into a new one of the same caliber. There are a few things you can check yourself easily enough if you have a few simple tools and the will.
Cylinder bolts would be one place to start.

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