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Re: Ryobi Line trimmer
You have to remove the starter housing, inside will be 2 knobs that spring out when the cord is pulled that contact the flywheel cap of the motor and rotates the crank. check if they are missing or damaged and that they ejecting when the cord is pulled. if not; replace.
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If your pull cord is still attached to the grab handle, it's likely your spring is still wound. Follow this if this is the case: 1. Disconnect the shaft by removing the small set screw and the clamp - pull the shaft out of the engine body. 2. Remove the recoil assembly (About 5-5 torx bolts). 3. Pull the cord until the stops and use a small piece of wood acting as a wedge to jam between the recoil and the housing. 4. Cut the line and pull the knotted terminating end from the hosing. 5. Keep the wedge tight so it does not spin back. If this happens, you will simply need to rewind the spring back (about five turns) and re-wedge it.
Use proper line and reverse for new line. Good luck!
You didn't list the model but those little rewinds are typically built very similarly.
It may sound a little crazy but it works, take the unit to a power washer such as a car wash and blow out the gook in the rewind with lots of hot soapy water and then rinse.Then using a probe or small screwdriver get the rewind unstuck. If it retracts you’re good to go if not let me know as you may have a broken piece in there and I'll need the model to know what to do next.
I had this happen after about 15 uses. I just exchanged the unit. The pull start mechanism can be ordered and is easy to replace. There are parts inside that are nylon and break easily. Any local dealer can order the part for you.
Hi I have a craftsman 4 cycle model no. 316.791970 gas trimmer. When I pull on the rode there is little resistance . I took the sparkplug out and put a flash light down the hole and there is a thing that is moving . What should I look next, or do you know what is wrong? Thanks for any help! I've had it only 3 years and already Sears have replace the clutch assy.
Clean the carb wire gauze air filter behind the roto-choke knob. (undo the nut/washers & long bolt)
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
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.
Of course brand new plug!!! as above (I would try this first)
Hope this helps
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