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I have a Ryobi gas cultivator. Model RY60511B. The starting rope won't retract, and is pulled all the way out. When I took the housing apart and manually wound the rope back inside, I tried to start it again by pulling it out, and it again didn't retract.

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Hi quinn4776, I will try to help you with this problem. This sounds like a problem with the governor or carb adjust. Try this first, adjust the high speed mixture needle that is located at the bottom of the carburetor float bowl by turning it in 1/8 turn increments counterclockwise (4 to 6 times). After each adjustment run it and see if there is any difference. If no difference return the screw to original position. (Before doing any adjustments remember the position you start from). Now do the same with the low or idle mixture needle located on the side of carb, Try the tiller after every adjust. If this does not work return screw to original position. It could be the governor. The governor is like the gas pedal on you car, as you put a load like starting to go up a hill need to press on the gas pedal, well on your tiller the governor does this automatically for you. When you look at the carb, right on the top you should see 2 linkages that attach at two different places. One link should have a spring attached to it. Check to see if it is broken, if it is then it has to be replaced. If it looks like it's unhooked, try to locate where it goes and re-attach. If everything is OK when you check it out, then it might be an adjustment that is needed. I will not try to explain how to adjust it here it is too difficult to put into words. I hope this helps even a little bit. All the best and good luck.

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