Ongoing waste of money
What appeared to be a good buy has worked out to be very expensive, the head has been replaced 6 times why? Because the heads after little use will not hold the line, no visible damage and could ONLY poor design. The first 5 were bump type out of frustration I bought a Ryobi non feed head only to find out it to would drop all the line all all failed not long after their 3 month warranty expired. If you want a line trimmer that won't hold the line buy Ryobi. Great for Ryobis spare parts income.
Good machine all round now i know what goes wrong with it...
Excellent machine with heaps of power etc...
Switched it off one day to have a ciggy and it wouldn't start again..at all, nothing, not even a cough.
Had spark/fuel etc, just wouldn't kick at all.
After lots of troubleshooting, I worked out the cause. Its the crappy design of the spark plug ignition wire/rubber boot. Ripped off the rubber spark plug boot altogether, along with tiny little black wire running parallel inside the ignition cable and the bastard started strait away and runs better than it ever did. The ignition lead insulati...on had worn through from having to squash down and bend when pushing the boot onto the spark plug. Ditch the rubber boot, rip off the extra wire(you'll see it when you remove the boot) and just use the bare minimum along with some extra insulation using electrical tape... around the spark plug wire. To think I was about to smash it to pieces and wheely bin it... Lol.
My second Ryobi line trimmer
I had an older model bought in 2009 last 4 years doing 2.5 acres until it wouldn't start. I tried everything so bought a new one in April this year. Already it wouldn't start today. Again tried everything short of a carbi rebuild. It had spark. Fuel kine had no leaks.. So swapped it over for replacement and we'll see how tgis one goes.
Ryobi Line Trimmer
Loved this machine, always started easily until one day after starting the head would not engage. Stripped it out and found the clutch was damaged. Fair enough. Went to buy a new one and would you believe that Ryobi do not make parts for this unit any more. for Petes sake, It is only 3 years old. Totally annoyed and no longer a purchaser of Ryobi Line Trimmers.
Powerful, easy start,
Typical bump head issues
Questions & Answers
Have a Ryobi RLTGM25CS line trimmer which cannot get to start. New plug, clean fuel. Will fire with a dose of carby cleaner but then dies. Any ideas ?
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