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Ryobi weedeater 4 stroke starts but only runs for a second or so I can get it to run but not well and I have to have some choke on to do it

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We have a Ryobi gas weed eater. We can get it started but it doesn't stay on. I took it in to get it fixed and he said it was the primer switch, which he replaced, but we are still having the same problem.
Can you help us or refer us to a Ryobi repair store? We live in Phoenix, Arizona but can go to any repair store in Glendale, Tempe, Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, wherever in Arizona. Thank you. Sally

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Page 4 and 14 of the manual. A choke is just a device that reduces air flow to the carburetor by closing a flap. You don't pump it, you just move it to the full choke position. I think you may be confusing the 'primer bulb' which pumps fuel from the tank to the carburetor.

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NOTE: After the 7th press, fuel should be visible in the primer bulb. If it is not, continue to press the primer until you see fuel in the bulb.
? Set the choke lever to FULL CHOKE position.
? With the throttle trigger at idle, pull the starter handle sharply until the engine attempts to run. Do not pull the starter handle more than 4 times.
? Set the choke lever to HALF CHOKE position.


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