String Trimmer Cordless 12″ 18V

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The trimmer line might be the wrong size. If the trimmer line is too thick or too thin for the trimmer head, the trimmer line won`t feed. Make sure you are using the correct trimmer line for your string trimmer.
If the drive shaft is broken, the string trimmer head won`t spin. The drive shaft is not repairable—if the drive shaft is broken, you must replace it. Need help finding your model number? If the threads on the drive shaft are stripped, the trimmer head will not stay on the shaft.

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I cannot get the line to feed as it is used up. bumping does no good. the spring is in place. thanks for your help
ANSWER : Did you wind in the new string in the correct direction? The string should be wound in the SAME direction that the head spins.

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..

Auto feed doesn’t work
ANSWER : Take the end apart and make sure the line is not getting bound up or is not over filled to where it can not move freely

Trimmer head won’t turn
ANSWER : If you didn’t recently take it apart, then it sounds like you have broken the drive shaft in the neck of the trimmer. You can probably find this at an outdoor power and equipment type of store.Jim

Ryobi TP30 straight shaft line trimmer convertible – drive shaft disconnected from motor
ANSWER : Check both ends of shaft, they’re usually a hex or torx head. sometimes the can strip or even snap off. if you find noticable damage replace the shaft

My trimmer is leaking fuel help – Ryobi 30 Cubic Centimeter Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer
ANSWER : Change your primer bulb and/or fuel lines.

Fuel line positions ?
ANSWER : The longest fuel line, which has the filter attached to it, goes to the brass fitting furthest from the primer bulb. The short fuel line goes directly under the primer bulb. Which hole to put it in doesn’t matter if the lines are the same size. Just choose the shortest path for each. However, if the lines are different sizes, then the longest line (smallest in diameter), goes in the smallest hole of the tank.Jim

How do you get the fuel line connected to the fuel filter nipple on the bottom side of the gas tank on the Ryobi 725r gas trimmer?
ANSWER : You must run the fuel line through the back of the tank and out the filler hole,make your connections,i used a small amount of vaseline to make the connections.Then pull the filter into place,make sure some of the nipple of the filter pokes through,then slide the retainer ring on the hose and force it onto the filter nipple.