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"warm" starting I have a Ryobi RLT30CES strimmer that I'm trying to use with the hedge trimmer attachment. It started from cold, eventually. When it's hot I can stop it and restart it OK. But after it has cooled down a bit but it's still warm I cannot restart it. I've had the spark plug out - bone dry, not flooded. There's no trace of petrol in the cylinder and no vapour of it: almost as if the engine is never getting any. But when it does start, it then runs OK.

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  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    After over 250 pulls over 6 days only got 2 starts and then when warm failed to restart.



    Having difficult returing it to supplier (Robert Dyas) as their Customer serivce number is alway blocked with calls.



    Have a lot of 2 stroke kit and this is seems to have an intermittent fault - no flooding taking place.

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Hi
You may have tried this already, Apologies if you have.

I have had the same problem & spent a day stripping the unit down
(dismantled & re-assembled the carb, seemed OK fuel reaching & flooding the plug) I unscrewed the spark plug from the body, but left it connected to the lead and found that there was intermittent spark when pulling the cord. and tested it with a continuity meter - no signal/measurement. bought a new spark plug, meter reading showed signal/measurement, now starts every time. It may be that Ryobi has been installing rather cheap nasty plugs. So test the plug first by watching the spark when pulling cord, test with a meter, if no continuity, buy new plug....this solved it for me

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