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Problem with gas trimmer staying started

My 2 cycle gas trimmer will not stay started. I just pulled it out after the winter and have a huge problem. Will start on full choke and after a bit on half choke. When I go to switch it to run, or press the trigger to run it, it dies. .. At the end of last year it ran perfect and is only a year old... any suggestions???

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  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    i have a problem with my trimmer failure to stay running

  • LarsW900T Jun 07, 2008

    I have the same problem, however, I cannot find the hi-idle adjustment screw on the carb... I have the lo-idle adjusted and have checked the spark-plug and it is good and clean with a nice tan color. I need direction as to where to look.

    thanks in advance,


  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    If the trimmer is the kind with a round wheel selector for run, half choke, choke........I have the same problems. A buddy had the same kind and took it to a small engine repair joint. They replaced the carb and because it was less than 2 years old it was free. There must be a known problem that the Ryobi folks don;t want out but will fix if it's brought in.

  • John Davidson Jul 04, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. I can start my Ryobi 775r trimmer but it just wants to die when I pull the throttle. I've replaced the gas lines, using fresh gas, cleaned the muffler (as best i could) changed the spark plug. I removed the carb (Walbro), but only blew out the two gas lines. Up until now it's been good to me...Thank You for any help...Regards...JD

  • jackjdavis Apr 10, 2009

    i have a ryobi bc30 ibought in 2008 it has been used about 6 times and i've had problems keeping it running all the will start and run a little while and then dies,it will restart and idle but when i try to give it gas it will will run with the start lever on.


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That is sooooo right. I had the same problem and after putting the whole machine apart I finally spotted those two screws next to the carbutator, and by adjusting them I managed to get the problem fixed. Note that if the machine turns itself off when you hit the gas, it may be that the air intake or the gas intake are either too open or too close. So, adjust them to your flavor....

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I bought a gas trimmer 2 stroke last year, and i put in storage aand it doesn't want to start what do you think i should do? I change the spark plugs and gas. model a art ss30. Luis

Posted on May 10, 2008

Carburetor is out of adjustment. there are two carb adjustment screws on the side of the Carb. they require a special tool that is only $5 from your local mower repair dealer. those screws are the idle and Hi speed mixture adjustments. the carbs on Ryobi are set too lean. turn counterclockise to richen the mixture. just turn one eigth of a turn at a time. start w the hi speed.

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