Expand-It 2 Cycle 26cc Trimmer Power Head

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A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the string trimmer for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the engine to stall.
The air filter or exhaust port may be blocked. The trimmer may need lubrication and cooling fins or air passages may be blocked. A cordless trimmer`s battery or charger may be faulty.
The clutch engages the clutch pads to spin the trimmer head. If the clutch assembly is defective, the clutch will not disengage the clutch pads, and the trimmer head will continue to spin, even at low speeds. If the clutch is defective, replace it. (Note: some string trimmers do not have a clutch.
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First check that you have a fully charged battery – a fully charged battery maximises runtime and also power, and minimises the chance of your mower cutting out in use. The next thing to check for is the condition of your lawn – for best performance, it`s recommended to mow your lawn regularly and to mow dry grass.
All air-cooled small engines have cooling fins manufactured right into the engine`s cylinder head and short block. These fins help to dissipate the heat from the engine. If the fins get clogged with dead grass, leaves, or other debris, they won`t allow the engine to cool properly, and the engine will overheat.

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Where can i buy on line a Ryobi Puk head – Ryobi Expand-It 2 Cycle 26cc Trimmer Power Head
ANSWER : Clency try Central Spares

Can not get spool head apart to change line, tried pump pliers, pipe wrench, won’t unscrew!!
ANSWER : If you are sure that it screws on it may be a reverse threaded unit..

I Have a 26 cc ryobi hedge trimmer. I cannot find any where to oil the thing. I’ve just been oiling the blades. I know its a 2 cycle but shouldn’t there be some where to oil the blades other than dir
ANSWER : Check to see if there is any holes in top or bottom of bar to grease or oil, if not there should be screws on bar to remove cover to gain access to blades, also on bottom of engine there is a cover useully with 2-3 screws holding it in. remove cover to grease gear mechanism, do not remove gears inside.

It wont start,I replaced the spark plug
ANSWER : Joe try putting some fuel in where the spark plug goes. If it still doesn’t fire then proceed to eliminate things. Firstly the air filter will need cleaning then the spark coil. If it still don’t fire check the switch is ok. Sometimes the switch breaks a circuit and helps with the running of it.

I have a model # RY39500 ryobi hedge trimmer 2 cycle engine. Starts fine and idles however when i try to run it it dies. Whats wrong with it?
ANSWER : Sounds like the air screws need adjusted on the carburator. If there are 2 the one with the L above needs to be turned althe way to the right but not to tight and then backed out 1/2 turn to left. The one with the H anove it do the same except back it out 1 and 1/4 turns to left. If it only has 1 screw dot he same but back out 2 complete turns. Hope this helps?
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Ryobi cs 30 why does the trim head turn on its own after started when I haven’t touched the throttle !!
ANSWER : Start with adjusting the carb low and high out 1 full turn, then adjust the idle.

Bad Carb After starting the engine on my gas powered 31cc 2-cycle trimmer, I cannot get any power. Every time I pull the trigger to give it a little gas, the engine dies. It will idle ok, but then quits when I give it gas. I have primed it plenty and there is gas in the thing.
ANSWER : Check the fuek lines for hole and leaks, check the fuel filter and clean if necessary. remove the carbuerator and inspect the gasket; it should be soft and flexible, if it seems hard or brittle replace it. clean the carb with carb cleaner sray (available at any local auto parts store) and compressed air. make sure you get inside the small fuel rail holes. also check the primer bulb for pin holes and proper seating/seal. if that doesn’t work have the carb repaired at a service center or replaced.

How do you fix a jammed trigger on the Ryobi 10 Amp Electric Power head
ANSWER : Not really a fix but it worked for me. I opened up the case. Their is a little black box with a red button that must be depressed. Pulling up on the trigger pushes the button. Their is what i call a counter press above the trigger. By pressing it, it makes room for the trigger to slide up and press the red button. There isn’t much you can do improve this process. But i took the two springs off the trigger and depressed them trying to shorten them thus reducing the force needed to press. The counter press in spring load. I carefully stretch it by pulling on the end directly above the trigger(not against the frame). This took some pressure off the counter press. I finally took a small file and carefully filed down the edge of the counter press where the trigger presses against. This makes it slide upward easier even if the counter press isn’t pressed down fully when you squeeze it. The trick is pressing the counter press first, but doing these things has made my trigger a lot smoother. It use to be a hard press to activate, but now it is 10 times better than it use to be. Good Luck!!