18 questions from our users
my Ryobi shredder which is just 6 mth out of warranty has developed a problem in that after stalling on a branch it will predominantly run in reverse irrespective of the forward /reverse switch setting, togling the start/stop switch a number of times sometimes helps.
any ideas would be appreciated
Which shredder is which? Your picture and product code and review descriptions seem to mismatch. Bunnings is advertising two at the moment with $90 between them.
I shredded some branched and then moved the machine with the power on. Now the machine will not turn on. the safety switch is all the way down. Can you comment on how to check for other issues.
Also if it can't be fixed, the machine is built in 2016 and i do not have the warranty papers as the machine was given to me by a friend. what is the warranty on this machine.
Can i take it to bunnings to be repair by Ryobi on a warranty.
Does anyone know how to get the blade out to sharpen it ? I've looked it up on youtube but they only show 4 small blades were as mine looks like a wheel of blades,and its hard to get to the blades.
How does it go with corn stalks soon after cob is removed or is more efficient when the the stork is dry?
Just wondering how it goes with leaves ? I have a massive yard and recently trimmed loads and loads of trees back and coincidentally need mulch and chips for garden beds. The tree branches I have left are definitely small enough but just wondering how well leaves mulch up in the mulcher ? Or do they just slide through ? Also is there difference between green and dry leave and branches ? Thanks in advance !
Hi there...It’s good on solid sticks dry or green. Better on less bendy stuff as this can get mashed up but not chopped. It deals with leaves on branches fine but not good with just leaves. Autum
Machine broke down just after 2 year warranty ran out. Bunnings and Ryobi dont want to know about it. Outside tool repairers allededly cant get parts for it because Ryobi has an exclusive arrangement with with Bunnings now. The cutting mechanism has failed and we only fed small material into it, nothing larger. Would advise that you buy a different brand.
My shredder got stuck with a biggish twig, managed to pull it out but the shredder won't come on back, is it possible the motor is burnt?
small branches come out in lengths of up to 30cm broken but not mulched. very fine twigs come out as they were drawn iun. why?
G'day everyone. I'm trying to deal with some huge overgrown hedges. I bought an Aldi garden shredder on special and it's hopeless on the small twisted twigs with many leaves and the vines which are in there too. The vegetation won't feed through, the feed chute constantly blocks up, and trying to use the "pushing tool" only compacts that material in the chute, making me constantly pull it apart and unblock it. I'm going to return it.
Do you nice people think this Ryobi shredder will hande that kind of soft and mostly thin leafy material without blocking up? Thanks!
Thanks Rod. I've since done some serious pruning and it would take a week to feed the huge heap of clippings through any kind of shredder so I'll arrange to take it to the dump as it is.
I want to use this without a rubbish basket for me thats a unnecessary pain. But will it work without the baskets PLEASE?
Michael wanting to buy Monday at 7am Bunnings if it works without basket
How do I clean caked on matter from the blades of Ryobi shredder?
Try running the shredder in reverse to get rid of any excess, If that doesn't work, disconnect the power, remove the waste bin and clear the blades by accessing them from underneath the shredder, If that doesn't work you can take the front panel off and completely remove the striker plate and shredding cog for cleaning (power off naturally) then reassemble and readjust blade clearance.
After using the shredder, before I put it away, I run the shredder in reverse then forward for a few seconds to clear excess matter. Only occasionally do I need to clear the excess from underneath and I've never had a problem with caked on matter.
need to clear a jammed branch. unscrewed.front plate but cant get it off...is there a trick to removing it?
Can the blades be sharpened
I'm sorry I really don't know. I imagine they could be, I've only just got mine so it's still goin great guns, no need to sharpen yet... It's great though I absolutely love my mulcher.
The blades are pretty tough and basically rotate up against the adjustable piece of steel that you can wind in and out depending on your depth of cut wanted. I usually find everything cuts ok wood, leaves, shrubs etc on about 1mm between rotating blade and adjustable steel.
The blades are a rotating drum and not sure yet how they would be "sharpened" but the manual did show how to get into that area thru the front of the unit in case of a jam etc. might be something on Ryobi. I hope mine lasts for some time until it needs that area opened. Oh and don't put the adjustable steel in too far, I actually hit the blades and tripped the safety switch on the house LOL. So just do it in increments not a large adjustment. After I hit steel, it still runs like a dream, these things are pretty hard wearing.
How well does the Ryobi Silent Shredder RSH2445T handle branches with leaves?
It depends on the plant material, I recently pruned a photinia tree, it crunched the branches really well but the leaves come out looking pretty much the same except they have been squashed which means they break down faster if you're composting. However branches with hard leaves like a bottle brush break up quite well even though the leaves are smaller. It really performs better on harder, drier material. Hope this answers your question.
I'm in the Philippines and I have a bran new RSH2445T. I turned it on and there was power for like 1 sec then nothing.
What could be the issue as I tried everything and more from manual but dead as a Doornails?????
I would first switch off the power and unplug. Then check the circuit breaker (little round rubber thing next to the on switch) to make sure it hasn't popped. Reset circuit breaker if needed. Then take the front plate off where the cutting drum rotates and check that the clearance is enough to let it turn. It may be way out of adjustment and stopping against the plate which will pop the circuit breaker within a second or 2.
If all this seems ok or needed adjusting, reassemble the unit, plug back in to power and try it again. If still nothing then check your power socket.
If these tips don't help you may have a faulty DOA unit - take it back.
When trying my new ryobi silent shredder for the first it would not run. I checked every thing like Juz and found that the bucket didnt throw the micro switch when pushing the lock up into the locked position. The shredder will not run if this is faulty. Bunnings were good enough to swap buckets so I didn't have to take the shredder back.
How to start with a new Ryobi RSH2445T machine?
How to start what? It has a STOP/START button to turn it on - quite obvious on the top of the machine.
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