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08-12-08, 06:41 PM   #1  
ryobi weed trimmer.

ryobi weed trimmer runs great but engine housing gets very hot.so hot that it will burn my arm.it also will squeak at times as it is running.i cleaned the exaust ports and looked at the piston and did not see any scratches.any advice?

 
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08-12-08, 11:22 PM   #2  
If it's running well, I don't know what would be causing it to run hot. Maybe it's running too lean/overspeeding?


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08-13-08, 01:04 PM   #3  
Posted By: cheese If it's running well, I don't know what would be causing it to run hot. Maybe it's running too lean/overspeeding?
i think it has to do with the sqeeking noise it is making.that seems to be when the overheating started

 
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08-13-08, 04:27 PM   #4  
check your clutch,if so equipped,the clutch and the clutch drum may be in a bind.

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08-13-08, 11:17 PM   #5  
If you don't see any problems with the clutch, try removing the shaft and run it to see if the squeak is still present. If not, the problem is likely dry bearings in the shaft or in the gearhead if equipped.


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