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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the engine dies when you try to speed it up chances are your muffler is the problem. Any equipment that uses a gas/oil will eventually have a stopped up muffler due to carbon buildup. This restricts the air flow and the engine won't run or open up. First take the muffler off and see if you can start and adjust the carb with it off. Turn both the air and the gas adjustment screws all the way in, then back them both out one and a quarter turns. Start from there.
Unstop the muffler by throwing it in an open fire for 10 to 15 mins or using a torch to burn the carbon out. There is a screen in the muffler that I would toss out (unless you live in California) for the only purpose it serves is catching carbon. Let the muffler cool on its own, don't cool with water or you will warp it and it won't seal right. Also while the muffler is off check the muffler port and scrape off any buildup there with a knife. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
ok you have two fuel lines coming in from tank the one that has the fuel filter atached inside should go to the top & the other is just the return line try that & let me know if it helps wade at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Jun 06, 2009
IT SOUNDS LIKE A TWO CYCLE ENGINE TO ME. THE HOSE GOING TO THE PRIMER BULB GOES TO THE HOSE THAT SITS ON THE TOP OF THE TANK AND DOEST GO IN FAR AT ALL AND IS USUALLY THE BACK. THE OTHER HOSE GOES IN THE NID PART OF THE TANK OR THE PART THAT THE GAS IS AT ITS HIGHEST POINT IN THE TANK WHEN THE UNIT IS IN THE POSITION MOST LIKE IT IS WHEN IN USE USUALLY THIS HOSE HAS A SMALL FILTER IN THE TANK. THIS SYSTEM OPERATES ON PRESSURE. WHEN YOU PUMP THAT BULB, IT PRESURIZES THE TANK FORCING GAS UP THROUGH THE OTHER LINE TO THE CARB. IF YOU ARE SYING THERE IS A 3RD HOSE HMMM, THAT PROBABLY GOES TO THE MIDDLE PART OF THE CARB
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
SOURCE: gas lines on ryobi cultivator
Did you replace the gasket (item 15 on the linked document) when replacing tank and lines, if you didn't and the old one has been torn it could be sucking in air, also the 4 carb mount screws need to be of equal tightness
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
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