And then my head fell off
The head of a line trimmer is a pretty important part, you'd think. But Ryobi couldn't be bothered telling you how to attach it in the 'instruction manual'. Not a word, nothing. There is a parts diagram on page 7 which if you study with a magnifying glass shows a screw which comes rattling around inside the head out of the box, attached to the main head housing, part 11. So I figured you have to slide part 11 onto the drive shaft, screw the screw on, THEN attach part 10, THEN attach part8, AND ONLY THEN, Attach part 9. If you do not strictly fo...llow this order, you cannot attach the head. A few words in the manual to this effect would have saved an hour's detective work. Totally ridiculous in a brand new product. Not surprised to see Ryobi have discontinued it. But at least the head is attached. Now to use it to see if it stays attached ....
First whipper snipper I brought, and was broken from the start.
Brought this from Bunnings after taking a while to decide which one to buy, read the box saw 26cc so was keen on this extra ccs. Anyway took it home unboxed it and went to put it together, the head was attatched in the instructions already, but not on mine. Nothing in the instructions tells you how to put the head on, figured out it was just a screw, put it together. Fueled it up, engine took a little while to start at first but it started eventually, used it for about 5 minutes if that and the head fell off. Reattached it another 3 times, same isssue. Taking it back today to get a stihl. The engine seemed powerful, line is extremely easy to feed, but product was faulty.
This was a really bad purchase. For the following reasons:
1) Hard to start
2) Hard to change the cutting line
3) Greedy on fuel
4) Not much power (realised after purchasing another brand with same CC engine)
5) Main bearing on the driveshaft ceased up causing the unit to get so hot that the plastic melted around the bearing and it start smouldering.
I replaced this for a Makita which was $100 more and is infinitely better.
Piece of crap rubbish dont bother working on the.
Ive recently rebuild these things and no whatter what you do to keep it perfection it will never start or wont last long don t not get this product worst design and never buy cheap brands waste of design
Ive never came across to this poorly design
Only buy the ones with the walbro carbys
I'm a commercial gardener fwiw
Well, I've had 2 of these over the course of the past 10 years. I use the latest one almost every day for a few hours. STILL going strong. . For a piece of kit that clearly states within the instructions: not for commercial use, it's sure standing up. My last one died at about the 5yr mark and despite my best efforts I couldn't get it going again. I'm now thinking it probably just needed it's muffler outlet screen cleared of soot! So my fault. I dislike the curved shaft and always upgrade to a straight bar
Ryobi RLT 26S
I bought the RLT25s which is the straight shaft with gearbox at the lower end ,Any brand of whipper snipper with a curved shaft are prone to drive cable failure after some time.so I chose the straight shaft with gears. I have had no problems starting or running and I am happy with this budget snipper.
I use Sthil special long life premixed fuel it can be left in the snipper tank between seasons when not used and will
be the same as fresh fuel.
- Verified purchase
Waste of time money and frustration
I bought this line trimmer and got 1 hour of use out of it and the head stopped spinning, took it back to Bunnings and got a replacement product. Put it together and now it won't start at all! Do not buy this line trimmer it causes way too much frustration.
Dont Buy This Product
It ran okay initially but then constantly stalled once you applied the throttle after cold start. I returned the product to Bunnings who replaced it with a New unit
Three or four rounds with the new unit and Same Problem, runs in idle and then stalls and cuts out !
I will NOT touch this product again, one doesn't expect the same problem twice!
My wife bought one of these from Bunnings as a Christmas gift after my WeedEater died at the ripe old age of 19.
6 months later it was back to Bunnings after the shaft failed, new shaft installed, and 6 months later the engine was poked. I would have used it for probably 20 hours in total. Never will I recommend a Ryobi line trimmer. Spend the extra and buy a quality product, I went and purchased another WeedEater - it will probably outlast me.
i bought the Ryobi 26cc 2 stroke line trimmer from Bunnings for $159. there was another ryobi model for $179 but the $159 model had a swivel handle which i liked better. once i got it home the assembly instructions were really lacking. anyway once i had put it together it was really hard to start, then kept revving really high and stopped about twenty times during the first use. the line isn't automatic feed as it was supposed to be and the line broke about five times and then the whole trimmer head kept coming off. also it was as loud as hell. it really was junk. so i took it back and was able to get a refund and am presently looking at the reviews. I think a nice quiet 4 stroke would be best. any suggestions?
Ryobi Line Trimmers
The new Ryobi line Trimmers 2 stroke engines are causing me too many problems. I hunted around and found an old model that has a flapper valve inside the inlet manifold.this model may be old and require a bit of work to bring it up to perfection but its worth its weight in gold,I would say it will last for 1,000 years. cant destroy it,will work very hard. Leo.
Complete drive failure after only a fews hours total use
I never ever wanted to buy another Ryobi after my old one packed in, it was always difficult to start, cut well but required high revs to develop cutting power. It did go for 3-4 years but carby became blocked in the end and carby fuel lines were splitting and leaking. The guy at Bunnings talked me into buying the above new model (end 2012), price was excellent at $139 ( model is still for sale at Bunnings as of Sept 2013 at same price) and he said I would never have starting difficulties if starting if I used 98 octane. It had the benefit to...o of interchangeble tools with the split shaft arrangement. It was also beautifully balanced and a fairly lightweight model with option of shoulder harness too. All things considered and being a bit of a cheapskate, I couldn't pass up the deal :-) I had no issues, it did have the same complicated starting procedure as the old one ##@@!! but cut ok although very noisey. About the 4th time I used it, I was cutting for about 45 minutes with no probs then heard this horrendous shredding sound from the engine area - the engine then went high revs. Appears the drive shaft had disintegrated at it's junction inside the engine. So for me THAT IS IT with Ryobi - never again - Made in China - [censored word removed] design and materials. Bunnings were helpful - seemed to be confused about the returns process, so need better training with their staff , but they evenutally gave me a store credit and have now upgraded to a Makita RST210 - made in japan - like my motorcycle, so should be built to last and quality engineered. (Also has a 2 year waranty). I'll write up a report after I have used it a few months. Wish me luck !! Well balanced, powerful, good ergonomics, safety features, split shaft for interchangeable tool attachment Reliability - failed after only a few hours total use.
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Questions & Answers
My 26cc Ryobi trimmer won't start. I replaced the sparkplug. What must I do further?
My spark plug was jumping Spark to the rubber so I pulled the rubber off and there's another wire in there what is that used for cos now I can't get spark on the spark plug properly
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