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Could be the trigger switch, brushes, or the motor. I can tell you the motors on these things are amazingly cheap. The contact surface for the windings is paper thin. All you need is a little bit of dirt or sand and you will literally sand the copper off and kill the motor. Open it up, look at the articulating surface of the motor that the brushes ride on. If it is not a shiny copper color, the copper has been worn off & you found your problem. Good luck.

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The air filter may be clogged. If the air filter is clogged, the engine will get too much fuel and not enough air. As a result, the engine may not start. If the air filter is clogged, replace it.
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 most common problem with a string trimmer is that the unit runs out of string. The string may also be twisted or loose on the spool. The cutting head may be dirty or the head outlet guide may be bent. An electric trimmer`s power cord, switch, or motor may fail.
When you go to operate the saw, and the saw does not operate, you might want to check out a few things: 1) Make sure the battery is fully charged. 2) Be sure that the battery is put into the saw correctly, and secured. 3) There might be debris on the battery, or inside the saw, where the battery connects.
If your RYOBI Edger isn`t starting: For 18V or 36V Battery models: check the battery has charge by pressing the fuel gauge. For AC models: turn the power point switch off and check the cord is inserted correctly in the extension lead. Use a heavy-duty extension lead no longer than 25m for optimal performance.
Remove the air filter and spray carburetor cleaner into the intake. Let it sit for several minutes to help loosen and dissolve varnish. Replace the filter and try starting the trimmer. If this doesn`t solve the problem, consider disassembling the carburetor to give it a more thorough cleaning.
As with plug fouling, too much oil in the gasoline, inferior oil, a dirty air filter and/or continued operation at less than full throttle will plug the screen with carbon deposits. This prevents exhaust gas flow, which leads to power loss.
The first thing to do is to ensure that the battery is fully charged. If after charging the battery you are still experiencing the problem, then it may indicate a fault with either the battery or charger. The defective item will need to be replaced.
Clippers with Ni-Mh or Ni-Cd batteries will run for about one hour. Newer trimmers, on the other hand, when fully charged, will run between 20 to 40 minutes. To maximize the life of your trimmer battery, about every two months, run the trimmer completely down , and fully recharge overnight.
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 prevent the engine from starting.
You need to ensure the battery is fully charged and the charger is correctly connected during the charging process. Another fault which can cause your Gtech trimmer not to work is the safety switch in the handle. To check it is operating correctly listen for a `click` when it is pressed.

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Ryobi troubleshooting Recently bought the two set package of 18V lithium batteries however the tool will not work. It was working however it has stopped . Tried two different batterie , both fully charged ,with no results.
ANSWER : The motor may have overheated and burned open. Use a multimeter to check resistance across the battery contacts in the tool with the switch closed. If it reads open, the motor has failed.

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Ryobi 18v One+ battery won’t hold a charge. I have two of them and neither one will hold the charge. The charger is the Ryobi 18v charger plus. I have the same problem. As soon as I put the battery in the charger (even if it is dead) the “charging”, and the “fully charged” lights both come on. Even if I leave it for a day the battery will not charge.
ANSWER : If it’s both of them then i am thinking you have a faulty charger. i have seen mine do that, i got a new charger and it worked properly.

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The Ryobi 18V battery will no longer charge in the charger.
ANSWER : If you have a battery that will still charge you can take the one that wont charge and place a small jumper wire in both sides of the battery. + and – Then put it in the charger. place the jumper wires + to + and – to – for one sec and you will see the yellow light go off and it will charge.

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Should I bring the battery of my Ryobi 18v grass trimmer inside for the winter?
ANSWER : Yes, and charge it up occasionally to keep it alive. Lithium batteries are costly and severe cold is not good for any type of battery.

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Petrol weed eater will not start. Alomost starts
ANSWER : Hi Mark, I own a shop, we will not work on ryobi, have you gotten 2 seasons out of it? If so thats probably as good as it gets. But you can check carb settings. In the USA they come with limiters on the adjustment screws, not too much you can do(break them off) back your adjustments counter clockwise 1half turn.

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Ryobi 18V blower model p2100A has a broken impeller. How do I get a replacement part?
ANSWER : Ryobi does have an impeller that fits the 40400 model which is a bigger 40v unit! however the fan looks the same in the pic,

I’m guessing it may be scaled up to a larger size but perhaps have the same thread pattern?

anyway we love our two p2102 blowers they keep the porches and decks happy!

I’m gonna buy a few impellers and try to finagle them!

my guess is I may have to hook them up to a drill and use a file to cut them down to size (like you would use a wood lathe)

thus keeping the thing round and true

hope this helps I found the thing on ereplacementparts.com

price 2.60$ per impeller, worth a shot!!

ill post a youtube if this works!

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I don’t remember how to start my weed eater;i’ve lost my manual
ANSWER : Hello,

Pump the gas bubble near the black box air filter.
Start pulling the string.
Keep pulling until it turns.

Thanks

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BOUGHT A YARDMAN BATTERY OPERATED WEED EATER IN THE SPRING OF 2008. WORKED FINE LAST YEAR. HAD IT ON THE CHARGER ALL THE TIME. THIS YEAR IT WILL NOT HOLD A CHARGE. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
ANSWER : The battery could be damaged due to excessive charging / under charging or most likely the charger itself is faulty.

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