Question about Ryobi 30 Cubic Centimeter Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer
I prime my ryobi gas trimmer. It starts for about 5 seconds. I prime it again and it does the same thing. It never runs more than 5 seconds.
I don't mean to over simplify this, but are you using fresh gas? Gas string trimmers are extremely ticky when it comes to gas. They like it SUPER fresh. And while the gas and oil mixture should be right, it can be off a little bit and still run. Try draining all of the gas out, and then filling up with fresh mix. This is ALWAYS my first step with string trimmers, and it fixes the problem 75% of the time.
Hope this helps!!
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
Its either spark or fuel...........try new plug, have proper fuel and oil in it? try contaminant cleaner in the fuel also ??? carburator
Posted on Aug 31, 2012
I have the same problem. I have the ryobi expand it string trimmer. I had the previous version of this same trimmer that ran perfectly for 14 years -- never had to send it off for service. However, one of the fuel lines finally broke. I was going to send it off for repair but found out that the repair costs were about the same as buying a new ryobi trimmer. So, I opted for the new trimmer. After three months of torture (kept stalling), it started leaking gasoline and I took it back to Home Depot. The replaced it with a new ryobi trimmer. I just took it out of the box today, and bought new gasoline and of course mixed it with the 2-cycle oil (ryobi brand).Argh... It is dying constantly and won't run more than a minute or two at the most. I'm worn out from trying to start the stupid thing. I'm very disappointed. And, of course, I already tossed out my old ryobi that I could have repair with less misery. Another disappointing thing about the new ryobi is all the plastic. It doesn't seem to be as well made or durable as the previous generation. I'm off to Home Depot.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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