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Sounds like a fuel problem - have you tried using partial choke? At least, this might verify that you just have a fuel problem. The 4-stroke is not as temporemental as the 2-stroke, but worth checking a few simple things : Is there an obstruction in the fuel supply ? Is the fuel tank supposed to be vented - if so, is the vent blocked ? Is there some dirt in the fuel, leading to a blocked jet in the carburetor ? - if so, drain/empty the carburetor, clean sediment & ensure all jets are clear and refill whole system with clean fresh fuel : If the carburetor or any part of it is loose, there might well be an Induction air-leak ( which could impair the engine's intake of fuel ) : And (of course ) - Is the spark-plug badly "gapped" or fouled ? Try to isolate and eradicate in a methodical way, good luck !

Ryobi Garden | Answered on Oct 07, 2019


Check all filters going to and from gas tank.One could be partly plugged.Also Air filter.

Ryobi Garden | Answered on Oct 04, 2019


check the muffler.see if the spark arrester is clogged

Ryobi Garden | Answered on Sep 29, 2019


This is just the return to tank pipe, it does not need to be in the fuel, just in the tank far enough not to leak out the top.

Ryobi Garden | Answered on Sep 27, 2019


Back to basics, remove the spark plug, lay on its side against a metal part of the machine ( away from the plug hole ) crank the engine, do you have a spark at the plug? if yes then we more that likely have a fuel issue, if no spark the ignition unit is bad ( make sure the switch is on ) if you have a spark re fit the plug, crank the engine with the choke on, remove the plug again is the tip wet? if no there is no fuel to the engine, remove the fuel filter from inside the fuel tank and replace with new, try again, if still no fuel to the plug a carb strip and clean will be required, for the time it takes it is well worth removing the muffler and check the condition of the piston face through the open port, any signs of scuffing and the machine has seized and will require further investigation.

Ryobi Garden | Answered on Sep 05, 2019


Try Googling (Ryobi)(model)(manual) without parens to get instructions.

Ryobi Garden | Answered on Aug 25, 2019


If the knob is stuck in the pushed in position it will just click , try and pull it out then unscrew it

Ryobi 30cc 17"... | Answered on Aug 23, 2019


That leaves

dirty carburetor with blocked jets. After trying to start, is the plug wet?

faulty ignition coil. If you remove the plug and ground it to earth, (a metal part of the engine), and pull the starter, do you get a nice fat blue spark?

bad compression. You need a compression tester.

Ryobi Garden | Answered on Aug 22, 2019


i don't know. [stop - your mower may be under warranty and may qualify for free repairs. check with your owner's manual for a free number to call for information]. before working on it, make sure the battery is removed. consider turning it upside down to inspect the wheel. if there is no physical blockage stopping the wheel from turning, you could try spraying the bolt with WD40 or a few drops of motor oil. if the wheel turns, lubricate it again and do the same to the other wheels. if it does not turn, the wheel will have to be taken off.

Ryobi Garden | Answered on Aug 22, 2019


Try https://www.ryobitools.com/support/manuals You should be able to locate your trimmer here and download the manual that will provide the information.

Ryobi Garden | Answered on Aug 14, 2019


Found this previously posted:

Cut two separate pieces of string, about 7 ft. each.

Stick the end of the line in the hole on the inside of spool.

Wind clockwise onto spool, putting the line that is closest to the ground on first.

Once you have winded this piece on, lock the last 4 inches of line through the slits on spool.

Repeat process for second piece of line, locking the last 4 inches in slot opposite the other locked in piece.

Put the spool on the trimmer, feeding the end of lines through either hole on trimmer.

Before you push the spool all the way on, pull the strings out of the locked position. Put cap on and GO CRAZY!

Ryobi Garden | Answered on Aug 14, 2019


Snapped it off did you?.... you and 10,000 other ryobi owners.

I purchased on eBay ($7 US, delivered, a few yrs ago). You pry off the remainder and the new one presses on.

Ryobi Garden | Answered on Jul 28, 2019

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