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Ryobi RLT30CES Hi, My Ryobi strimmer is hard to start but once started if turned off cannot be restarted again until engine is cold. I have only used it once! Any advice?

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  • aky1967 Feb 04, 2009

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    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

  • gesus May 11, 2009

    my ryobi is really hard to start, has never been good since i bought it? will try new plug see if this works

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I also tried this.

  1. Clean the carb wire gauze air filter behind the roto-choke knob. (undo the nut/washers & long bolt)
  2. Deteremine if fuel is being fed to cylinder - Fully depress & prime the bulb about 7 times, turn to full choke. Pull start cord about 7 times. Remove spark plug see/smell fuel fumes/vapour present in cylinder
  3. Determine if compression is weak - remove plug, put finger over plug port, pull start cord. Should be evident of resistance/pressure build up when cord is pulled.
  4. Of course brand new plug!!! as above (I would try this first)
Hope this helps
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Aky1967

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I have had the similar problem & spent a day stripping the unit down
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