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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Ryobi Electric string trimmer
TJ, I've had the same problem since yesterday and I found the solution (lots of googling - that's how I found your post BTW).
It turned out that the switch malfunction is a common problem.
The part number for the FA3-4 switch is:
ut41002a-36 ("switch assembly")
Available here (thru Amazon):
It's a Homelite part, which is identical to Ryobi.
Here is the manual showing it (part 6):
Here is the thread with the solution:
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
Dear FixYa Fan, Friday 2-20-2009 10:44pm EST (USA)
RE: Poulan Lawn Trimmers
Poulan Lawn Trimmer FAQ @
Dear fitzknight: You will find instructions for putting line on your trimmer at this link http://www.ordertree.com/cms/Poulan+Trimmer%2c+Blower+%26+Edger+FAQ/241.html#changeline click on the http line preceding but please rate me 1st or come back and rate me before you close this or the Poulan Site!
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
most of these use 2 wires coming out of 2 holes on opposite sides roll the firstwire clockwise, then the 2nd counterclockwise so that when the spool turns the string comes out its not hard
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
You have a broken recoil spring. Dis-assemble (pull-off) the recoil housing and check for proper dog alingnment, broken spring, or something jammed between recoil sprocket and engine block.
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
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