Question about Ryobi 15" Electric Factory Reconditioned Trimmer (ZRRY41002) - Factory Reconditioned
It sounds like you have found out how to get to the cord to restring it even if it keeps coming off. I can't seem to access the housing to get to the cord. I have tried taking the housing off and removed all of the screws but the clutch doesn't come off and I can't find any way to get it off. I am hoping that it is not with a screw in the base of the drive since I don't have any tool to get a torx driver that far into a small space like that. Any ideas? My e-mail address is email@example.com. Dan
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: The pull cord on my
On mine, the screw was bigger than the hole at the end, so there was no way to get it out. I used a hacksaw and sawed lenthwise down the shaft (the clutch housing) on the edge so I could see where the drive shaft was (you don't want to cut this). Then I cut accross the shaft (clutch housing) to expose the inside. Now I use a common screw driver and take the screw out. It also take a tourqe (star) wrench like the other screws. I guess if I don't replace the clutch I'll use it for a RC boat or something...
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
Broken starter ropes or failure to retract are both repairs that are fairly easy. However, the spring can be nasty as it is under tension (or should be when reassembled). This can be risky if you are not familiar with the internal construction as you disassemble the unit.
The cause of a broken cord is obvious. The cause for a failure to retract could be a broken spring, tangled or frayed rope, or some other mechanical failure. A broken spring will require total disassembly of the starter mechanism - fortunately there really isn't that much involved.
With some designs, it is possible to replace the cord without fully disassembling the starter mechanism - by threading the cord in and tying a not in the end - but after rotating it several turns to put the proper tension on the spring. This is relatively safe but may be frustrating as 3 hands are sometimes needed.
Where safe disassembly is not obvious, I would recommend that you refer to a book on lawn mower or small engine repair from the library or the service manual for the mower, if possible. You may be able to find specific step-by-step instructions which will minimize your risk of injury from an encounter with an uncontrolled spring.
When the rope pulls out and retracts normally - but doesn't do anything else - the most likely cause is a problem with the one-way clutch. This may be part of the spring-rope assembly - usually removable as a unit - or attached to the flywheel. The most common problems are gummed up lubrication or a broken spring or other damaged or worn parts.
anyway... there is a torx screw in the middle of the clutch drum(metal part that rotates).you will need to use a piston stop,to stop the engine turning while trying to undo the torx screw. i am assumig the starter is in front of the engine not at the back. once the screw is undone the clutch will come off and so will the starter cover.(source: neil)
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Posted on Mar 19, 2009
unless you are mechanically minded you can run into trouble it is best to get a quote from your local dealer
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
SOURCE: Replacing pull cord on weedeater
there is another t20 screw in the neck of the drum. once removed you will expose the drive clutch. soak it good with WD40 then unscrew it from the shaft. if you have all the housing screws out, you should be able to simply remove the housing to expose the pull cord assembly, screwed to housing.
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
I have the same model, I inserted a large screwdriver on the inside to stop the rotor assembly from spinning, then I used a pipe wrench (but channel lock pliers would probably work better) and then w/o much effort, I easily turned the wrench counter clockwise to loosen.
Posted on May 06, 2010
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