Question about Ryobi 15" Electric Factory Reconditioned Trimmer (ZRRY41002) - Factory Reconditioned

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The drive shaft started vibrating. I've got the reconditioned Ryobi 41002 string electric trimmer, and upon inspection, the upper drive shaft burned the rubber type bushings encasing the flexible metal drive shaft. Rubber junk just fell out in pieces,and there was very little plastic covering over the drive shaft. Obviously it got over heated and melted this stuff. I only used it twice for a total of about 5 hours before I noticed the strong vibrations near the motor housing and upper drive shaft casing. I put it away in storage for about a year and just now inspected it because I need it. Is it worth trying to get an upper drive shaft part or should the better part of valor be to just get another one and be more watchful of my year warranty? Thank you, Randy

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  • randyrand May 13, 2010

    The solution was somewhat helpful, I just need a little bit more clarification about the dealership suggestion. Randy

  • randyrand May 13, 2010

    Thank you very much, and your advice makes the most sense, it helps getting some validation for my unqualified hunch that getting a new one would be the better part of valor here. Again, thanks for the quick and most sensible advice, much appreciated. Over and out.........Randy

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Hi,Unless you are mechanically minded you can run into trouble it is best to get a quote from your local dealer.
Thank you.!

Posted on May 13, 2010

  • randyrand May 13, 2010

    I'm not mechanically minded minded. When you suggest getting a quote from a dealer, do you mean on a repair with a new drive shaft or do you mean just getting another 15" electric string weed whacker that has better performance and fewer mechanical problems? Randy

  • Prakash R May 13, 2010

    Hi,
    Well to be more clear with your problem its better you go with the purchase of new one rather than spending a lump some amount of money on repairing your old driver shaft. Even after repairing you might prone to get some problems since you have not used the unit for long days.So opting for a new unit is the better and best solution.

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