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My Ryobi x430 power head will not start. If I spray starting fluid in the carb it starts and runs for a few seconds. The primer pump seems to work because bulb fills with fuel. What next?

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If it still under the 3 year ryobi warranty let those knuckleheads deal with it. my x430 bent a valve after 7 uses but in fairness home depot exchanged it for a new 1 after the 30 day store warranty. hopefully this 1 will be better. otherwise if it runs on starting fluid it is probably a carbureutor problem. if you are not real technical then just purchase and install a new carb. they are cheaper than you think and usually remedy 90% of poor running or starting probs. install should b straight forward by looking at the old carb removal. cheapest place around to buy is jacks small engines in jarrettsville maryland. they have an internet site and stock about everything. hope this helps

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Theres a pac man tool that you can buy to adjust the carb. That and a little seafoam for cleaning in the tank will fix your problem.

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