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 Ryobi BC30 (RY30160) Brushcutter Parts

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 Fig # Part # Img Part Name Availability Price Qty
A1PS03999
Screw, Truss Hd. - (10-24 X 2.188)
In stock
25+ available
 $2.48
A2984743001
Heat Shield (Cat.)
In stock
1 available
 $2.57
A3985869001
Muffler Assembly Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
A4984759001
Screw (6-20 X .25 In. Tri-Lobular) Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
A5985596001
Outlet Tube (Exhaust) Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
A6984753001
Screen Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
A7900994006
Muffler Gasket
In stock
25 available
 $1.71
A8308192004
Short Block Assembly (30 CC) (External Gaskets Not Included)
In stock
2 available
 $47.79
A9985248001
Intake Gasket
In stock
8 available
 $1.90
A10900954001
Gasket
In stock
25+ available
 $0.84
A11984829001
Rear Housing
In stock
3 available
 $8.09
A1282537
Screw (10-14 X .875 In. THD. Form.)
In stock
8 available
 $0.85
A13984812001
Screw (10-24 X 3/4 In. Pan Hd. Torx)
In stock
2 available
 $0.84
A14093221
Screw (Torx Pan Hd. Sems)
In stock
25+ available
 $0.84
A159074002
Carburetor Gasket
In stock
1 available
 $1.62
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
A16900994004
Carburetor Gasket
In stock
25+ available
 $0.84
A17PS02113
Box Air Filter Conehead
In stock
25+ available
 $2.50
A1881208
Lock Nut Hx 10-24
Note: Torque Specs: 30-40 In/Lbs; 3.4-4.5 Nm
In stock
16 available
 $2.10
A19308054013
Carburetor Assembly
In stock
25+ available
 $19.14
A19.1561635001
Primer Bulb (For Ruixing Carbs)
In stock
25+ available
 $2.66
A205945603
Gasket
In stock
25+ available
 $0.84
A21518070001
Heat Dam
In stock
25+ available
 $3.05
A22660346002
Carburetor Mounting Bolt
In stock
6 available
 $0.84
A23900999002
Tank Insulation Gasket
In stock
25+ available
 $0.84
A24570549001
Bumper
In stock
25+ available
 $0.84
A25308181005
Fuel Tank Assembly W/Cap
In stock
25+ available
 $10.05
A2698792
Bumper
In stock
25+ available
 $0.84
A27308433001
Rotor W/Pawls Assembly (Tech Tip: Locktite this part to the shaf
In stock
25+ available
 $17.56
A28PS05268
Washer
In stock
4 available
 $0.84
A29A06963
Lead
Ships in 5 - 10 business days
 $1.54
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
A30A06964
Lead W/Terminals
Ships in 5 - 10 business days
 $2.05
A31308389002
Ignition Module W/3 Sec. Kill Switch
In stock
25+ available
 $19.64
A3282540
Screw (8-32 X 1 In. Torx Pan Hd.)
Note: Torque Specs: 30-40 In/Lbs; 3.4-4.5 Nm
In stock
3 available
 $0.84
A33PS05267
Spacer
Ships in 5 - 10 business days
 $1.87
A34638090001
Washer
In stock
25+ available
 $0.84
A35300960002
Clutch Assembly
In stock
25+ available
 $7.10
A36678257001
Clutch Washer
Ships in 5 - 10 business days
 $0.84
A37308177001
Drum And Connector
Note: Torque Specs: 40-50 In/Lbs; 4.5-5.6 Nm
In stock
25+ available
 $11.46
A3882538
Screw (ST-155)
In stock
25+ available
 $0.84
A39308436001
Starter Housing And Eyelet Assembly
In stock
3 available
 $10.75
A40638033001
Spring & Container
In stock
25+ available
 $3.06
A41308374001
Starter Pulley
In stock
25+ available
 $9.63
A4282543
Screw-Thread Form (8-16 X 1/2")
Note: Torque Specs: 15-25 In/Lbs; 1.7-2.8 Nm
In stock
11 available
 $0.84
A43638229001
Baffle/Isolator
In stock
1 available
 $2.97
A449789904
Rope-Starter Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
A45PS06114
Starter Grip
In stock
25+ available
 $0.84
A46308194004
Starter Housing Assembly Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
A47690161005
Piston Ring 30CC
In stock
25+ available
 $1.74
A48985872001
Piston W/Pin Obsolete - Limited Quantity
In stock
1 available
 $18.54
A49640069003
Cylinder
In stock
3 available
 $31.24
A50900953001
Cylinder Gasket
Ships in 5 - 10 business days
 $2.97
A51660342002
Screw (M5 X 20 mm)
In stock
2 available
 $0.84

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Repair Stories
Symptom:
Fuel Problem
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Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
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Entry Date:2013-11-05 16:06:53
3 of 5 customers found these instructions helpful
Replace of carburetor
Drain fuel
Remove air cleaner assembly
Remove two 11/32 retaining nuts
Remove fuel lines from carburetor
Slide carb. Off and remove throttle cable
Replace gaskets, they do not come with new carb, need to order them
Reverse steps with new carb.
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I cannot find a separate callout for the fuel filter, is it included in this?
WJA
Reply: Is The Fuel Filter Part Of This ...

WJA

Hello jschaben,

The part number 308181005 Fuel Tank Assembly, includes the tank, the fuel cap, fuel lines and fuel filter.

-WJA
LoriG
Question: Ryobi BC30 Pull Cord Stuck

LoriG

Ryobi BC30 - I was using my brush cutter attachment when it suddenly cut out (although I did not think it had been running very long or too hot). Anyway, when I went to restart it, the pull rope was stuck and I could not pull it out. I disconnected the boom, hoping it would free up the cord, but no luck. I have reviewed the online video regarding clutch removal/spring replacement (very helpful), but have not yet attempted it as not sure I know what to look for. Plus not sure if piston itself has seized. I'm a female and not the most mechanically inclined, but want to learn about this, as well as maybe save me the cost of a replacement unit. Can anybody tell me what to look for and how to diagnose starter issue vs engine issue? Thanks, Lori
ShotOut
Reply: Ryobi BC30 Pull Cord Stuck

ShotOut

Hi Lori, To diagnose a starter issue vs. an engine issue; most times the machine has to be disassembled. That job is a very tricky and tedious. I have seen them do like yours and have a broken part of the engine FRAME caught in the flywheel, jamming the engine. Sometimes an engine seizes up also due to mechanical failure or improper gas/oil mix. Sometimes the rope INSIDE the starter pulley breaks or comes loose and gets jammed up in the starter housing. Removing the starter on a RYOBI is a cumbersome job. It can frustrate even mechanically inclined individuals. Most folks can take things apart but cannot reassemble. I mean NO offense, but can you maybe have a guy you know that IS mechanically inclined look at it? I have found with these weedeaters, that the cheaper they cost...the HARDER they are to work on; and that is a fact as I have repaired dozens of them.
LoriG
Reply: Ryobi BC30 Pull Cord Stuck

LoriG

ShotOut, thanks for the reply - much appreciated. The strange thing is I have battled this trimmer for a couple years now regarding startability and when it failed me again using the brushcutter, I purposely dumped out the old gas tank and refilled it with a fresh 50/1 mix and it ran flawlessly for a few times, then failed as noted above. I'm a chem engr, can handle corrct math, and certainly know the implications of running an engine with incorrect gas/oil ratio so not sure what happened here. I have the unit half-disassembled now, but my torx is too short to remove the clutch drum, so will work on later once I have access to correct tools (I actually do have some mech ability, but tore a ligament in my thumb (UCL) a couple years ago, so watching that guy manipulate his hand to tie the knot in the video is not doable by me as I have lost some dexterity there, I would need a third hand as he intimated). I can see the rope wrapped around the pulley and it looks fine, so probably seized the piston. Out of curiosity, would you recommend swapping in a new engine or just trashing the unit? And secondly, since you mentioned that you repair these frequently, can you recommend a brand and model should I elect to replace? Thanks again, Lori
ShotOut
Reply: Ryobi BC30 Pull Cord Stuck

ShotOut

Hi Lori I am glad you posted back. I utilize sales on ebay for replacement engines when needed. Sometimes all they need is the cylinder lightly honed (with like 600 grit Wet/Dry paper) and a new piston ring. Repowering one is much cheaper than buying another machine. Ryobis are extremely popular but are NOT the cheapest machine available. I hope the piston isn't seized.
That clutch drum has that dumb T-20 screw down inside it, it will loosen, but it is not designed to be completely removed.Sometimes they are REALLY tight, and if so, spray some penetrating oil down in there. Like I said, disassembling a doggone Ryobi is NOT childs play, but if you do it, you will have learned something. If you can work on and repair a RYOBI, you can work on any of them!
I suggest trying to get to at least the starter pulley on the thing, and since you are 1/2 way there, might as well keep going! They have diagrams on these things if you get a little confused putting it all back together! Or post again, and we will try to help.
IF you elect to replace I strongly suggest an Echo trimmer. They are reasonably priced, are super reliable, and come with a 5 year consumer warranty. The curved shaft machine is usually cheaper than the straight shaft. I have a vintage Echo 19cc SRM-240 Brushcutter from the 80's or so that still runs, although it did get a new piston ring! You cant go wrong getting one of their units. If you need more help with the Ryobi, I am here.
LoriG
Reply: Ryobi BC30 Pull Cord Stuck

LoriG

Okay, hoping for add'l hep and advice on if I screwed up severely. So I found a T-25 Torx with a long enough shaft and removed the clutch wheel. I thought that the two plate would pop off as per the video, but not so. Screw up #1 - bent the outer one trying to remove it and then realized that it threaded off counterclockwise (normal) but cannot seem to get the inner clutch plate off (it appears to be stuck against that back retainer plate somehow). Should it pry off as per video, or, if I need to unthread it and, if so, which direction? I still have the rag stuck into the cylinder so I do not think that the shaft is rotating any. let me know. Thanks a bunch, Lori

Also, can I rebend the clutch plate back into its original form or should I replace it?
LoriG
Reply: Ryobi BC30 Pull Cord Stuck

LoriG

Okay, I'm now back to my original question - how do I properly diagnose between starter issue and engine issue? I took everything apart last eve, pounded out the bend in the outer clutch plate with a rubber mallet. When I removed the starter pulley, the spring sprung out of its holder (tension released),so at first I thought it was a spring issue, but now thinking about it more and thinking that I did that when I removed the pulley. I'm pretty sure that I can order a new spring, but still not sure if that will correct the initial issue of engine cutout and cord seizing. Thoughts anyone? I'd be appreciative...
ShotOut
Reply: Ryobi BC30 Pull Cord Stuck

ShotOut

Lori, With the rag in the ENGINE removed, can you rotate the shaft? If so, no LOCKED UP engine issue. The parts on the starter could be worn, because most of it is nylon and plastic. Glad you straightened the retaining ring. Normally, on a Ryobi starter, there are a few little screws keeping a retainer on the spring to keep it from popping out. It is ONLY necessary to remove the entire unit and then inspect it. It is NOT recommended that it be disassembled while still on machine. Check the moving parts of the cheap starter...then check the moving parts of the engine. Diagnosis done.
Engine cutout could be due to an intermittent coil, overheated ignition coil, and/or carburetor issue.
This is off a Ryobi BC30 Trimmer that I'm rebuilding. This model has the TrimmerPlus extension shaft but I don't think the curved shaft originally came with it nor do I think it is a TrimmerPlus brand unless it's discontinued. I found the spool (one on it is damaged) but looking for the correct model number to get the right guard for it. The guard attaches to the head by screws.

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ShotOut
Reply: Curved Shaft Grass Trimmer Exten...

ShotOut

Doug, Try this Ryobi/MTD/Bolens Gear Head with matching part number to further access Guard part number.
Trimmer Head (gear head) Part #791-182193.
Here is the web link to that listed part: link removed Head 791-182193 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. link removed
jswarner1
Question: Ryobi BC 30

jswarner1

RY30004.. Zama Carb. The plastic restrictor attachments to the Carb. Overhauled and replaced questionable components but need to adjust fuel/air mixture. Do those plastic restrictors just slide off the splined post they are on or are they attached somehow? I need to adjust the carb. and only way to do that is without the plastic restrictors still on the carb. Point of the question: Can I safely remove the plastic restrictors by sliding them off the splined shaft or is there a locking mechanism that holds them on????
Thank you. I find the BC 30 to be a great machine except when EPA gets involved, like other government agencies, and gums up the works.
WJA
Reply: Ryobi BC 30

WJA

Hello jswarner1,

EPA Carburetors

Your machine has an "EPA" carburetor. Starting in 1997 The EPA placed requirements on how clean small engines are required to burn. As part of this restriction the carburetors are set at the factory. The carb then either has the adjustment ports capped or they use special adjustment screws so that the carb can only be adjusted by a tech trained in compliance with the EPA directives. The manufacture offers the special carb adjustment tools their authorized repair shops but not to the general public. The manufacture is liable to ensure that the equipment they sell complies with the EPA directive and therefore will typically not offer the adjustment tools for sale to the general public. You can learn more about the EPA emissions requirements for small engines at the following link...

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/consumer/f98025a.pdf

Before you adjust the carburetor you should determine why it needs adjustment first. A carb should only need adjustment when it is new and needs to be adjusted for altitude or after a carburetor rebuild has been performed. If a piece of equipment has been working fine and then starts acting up there will be more repair issues than a simple carb adjustment. The carburetor itself will not simply go out of adjustment. You will want to look at things like a tune up, a clogged carburetor, a plugged exhaust system, ignition problems, etc. Adjusting a carburetor requires some knowledge and experience with small engines. You can easily overheat and seize the engine if you are not familiar with the proper procedures. It is also a good idea to use an engine tachometer to be sure that you make the correct adjustments.
1166771
Question: Throttle Spring

1166771

Is there directions anywhere online to show how to install the throttle spring back into my Ryobi BC 30 Model 30260?
noonotyes
Question: Carburetor Kits

noonotyes

are there any kits avialable for these carbs 308054013
WJA
Reply: Carburetor Kits

WJA

Hello noonotyes,

The cost of a carburetor kit would probably come close to the cost of the a new carburetor,part number 308054013. I would guess that is why the manufacture does not offer the kit. One other thing you might want to order the gasket for the carburetor depending on what model you have.

Hope this helps,
-WJA
iambman
Question: BC30 Starter Issues

iambman

I replaced the spring and the starter pull cord functions as it should. When I put everything back together, the cord no longer retracts back in the housing and makes clicking (ratcheting type sounds). suggestions?
iambman
Reply: BC30 Starter Issues

iambman

revision: pull cord functions perfectly, but when I mount it back to the head unit, put clutch plates and screw housing back, the pull cord stops retracting and the ratcheting sounds are heard...
iambman
Reply: BC30 Starter Issues

iambman

[QUOTE=iambman;70924]revision: pull cord functions perfectly, but when I mount it back to the head unit, put clutch plates and screw housing back, the pull cord stops retracting and the ratcheting sounds are heard..."

resolved
Harley_Guy
Question: FUEL LINES

Harley_Guy

Can I replace just the fuel lines? I have a good tank, but the fuel lines are old and split. Also, is there a filter that goes inside the tank? There isn't one in the tank now.
rongreen99
Reply: FUEL LINES

rongreen99

My question is the same. What is the answer?
WJA
Reply: FUEL LINES

WJA

Hello rongreen99,

It is becoming more common for the manufacture to replace the complete fuel tank instead of the fuel lines. And yes the fuel filter in included.

-WJA
earthworm
Reply: FUEL LINES

earthworm

[QUOTE=WJA;73027]Hello rongreen99,

It is becoming more common for the manufacture to replace the complete fuel tank instead of the fuel lines. And yes the fuel filter in included.

-WJA"
Thats quite the kick in the wallet.
I see where a Husqvarna gas tank is nearly $80 without hoses or filter.
The lines and filter are nickle and dime in comparison.
spake3
Question: Handle

spake3

can i just order to yellow arm that operates the run and start button or has anyone got one off an old carb they cld send me
WJA
Reply: Handle

WJA

Hello spake3,

I think the choke lever you need is part number 518824001.

Hope that helps,
-WJA
lanisadehn
Question: Gas Is Running Out

lanisadehn

We put gas in the Brushcutter and it is just running out. We were thinking we need to replace the carburetor but could that be the problem?
DWIC21
Question: Fuel Lines For RY30160

DWIC21

Which is the part number for the fuel lines?
sandytee525
Question: Starves For Gas

sandytee525

I replaced the bulb and the fuel lines in my trimmer however it still runs for a short time (2 seconds) then runs out of gas. The bulb does not fill completely and quickly drains out any gas drawn into it. What could be the problem?
B_OK_Services
Reply: Starves For Gas

B_OK_Services

Probably a bad oil gas mix- use only 93 or 94 octane. Redo your gas oil mix "perfectly" exactly as oil mix label says...don't guess. drain the gas- push the bulb a couple times... clear it out. put in new gas- push the bulb a few times- start...keep pushing the bulb to push the new gas through. should smoke a little then should smooth out and run fine.
ry0101
Reply: Starves For Gas

ry0101

That reply did NOT answer the Question. I have the same problem. I replaced bulb also and still have prob and seeing you have changed the fuel lines (which i was thinking to do next. Thought it may be sucking air). I now have to go to the carborator. Dont think there is anything else left. I actually thought it may be the little black plug under the bulb releasing the fuel prematurely.
1090261
Reply: Starves For Gas

1090261

get a new carb... this new and improved gas with the ethanol tends to varnish and stop it up. if you cant get gas without ethanol, when done using pour remaining fuel out and run trimmer until it uses the fuel remaining in the carb and fuel lines.
I have a BC 30 and it runs great but it doesn't seem to want to turn the shaft. I took it apart and the clutch plates seem to be OK and the Drum seems fine. I don't understand the way it operates. I assume the centrifugal force drives the plates out to contact the drum. Or is there some kind of material inside the drum that is now worn off or missing. Thanks,
Dean
wilkie217
Question: Bc30 Brushcutter

wilkie217

What part do i need to replace the fuel pickup line and filter inside the tank. Do I have to buy the whole tank and it comes with it or not?
UtahAV
Reply: Bc30 Brushcutter

UtahAV

Hi wilkie217,

By far the easiest way to replace the fuel lines is to simply replace the tank. The tank assembly comes with the new lines installed in the tank and a new fuel filter. For the small difference in price it is definitely the way to go.

I hope this helps,

-UtahAV
-Mark
PINWIZZ69
Reply: Bc30 Brushcutter

PINWIZZ69

Ryobi makes a kit that includes a ringed cable assy. to snake the included new fuel line and filter assy. as well as the breather line. Kit # AC04101
852-510 ( #UNDER KIT # sku#?)
russhughes
Question: Spark Plug Wire

russhughes

do you carry replacement spark plug wire for a Ryobi BC 30?
WJA
Reply: Spark Plug Wire

WJA

Hello russhughes,

The manufacture does not supply just the spark plug wire only. The complete ignition module would have to be ordered. It is part number 850080001.

Hope this helps,
-WJA
tomuch4head
Question: Clutch

tomuch4head

Hi. I need to replace the clutch on my ryobi model bc30 weed eater. I need to know the part number and how much it is and how to replace it.
UtahAV
Reply: Clutch

UtahAV

Hi tomuch4head,

The clutch is part #00242. There are two plates required for your trimmer.

We have an article and video that will show you everything you need to know to install the clutch plates. You can find it here...

How to Remove a Trimmer Clutch

I hope this helps,

-UtahAV
-Mark
paulrichmond
Question: Carburetor

paulrichmond

are gaskets and/or overhaul kits available?
ShotOut
Reply: Carburetor

ShotOut

Yes, they are. Your exact carburetor application is the key. If you have the Ruiing carb without the choke lever instead of this Homelite carb, Zama carb parts fit it. One or two kits for it are on Ebay. There are also kits for the Homelite carb, but I can't tell if it is the Ruiing or Zama.
mjpia295
Question: Ryobi Weed Wacker

mjpia295

I need two parts. The first is the knob to set the choke. The second is the tool to adjust the mixture.
WJA
Reply: Ryobi Weed Wacker

WJA

Hello mjpia295,

Unfortunately the manufacture does not supply the choke lever as a replaceable part for this unit. The complete carburetor would have to be replaced. It is part number 308054013 . As for the tool to adjust the mixture, they are probably only sold to the authorized service centers as a special service tool. I have seen quite a few engines damaged because of a fuel mixture that's too lean. If not set right it can take out a engine within minutes. You might want to use a qualified small engine service center to make that adjustment for you.

WJA
bill
Question: Broken Cable

bill

I was using my trimmer with the hedge cutter assembly attached. It stopped cutting and I thought the cutter was jammed. I took the hedge cutter and discovered my steel cable connector had snapped off below the housing, and the steel coupler just fell out when I disconnected the hedge cutter. Any ideas, and is the cable connector available? How difficult is it to repair this?
Gary
Question: Hot Upper Boom

Gary

My trimmer seemed to start seizing up and not spin freely on my BC30 after doing a little bit of grass trimming. I didn't have much to do, so I used it about another 2 or 3 minutes being very gentle. The plastic throttle handle got so hot, I had to stop using it. I thought the clutch or engine was creating the heat on the handle. I didn't realize it was the upper boom creating all the heat. I grabbed the boom to carry it in to get my hand away from the power head, which I thought was causing all the heat. It burned my hand badly within a second of grabbing it. I had removed my gloves after shutting it down, dumb mistake. Anyway, after it cooled down, I took the upper boom apart to discover the nylon flex shaft liner had melted and seemed to have fused itself to the steel flex shaft and was spinning against the inside of the boom. This created a tremendous amount of heat on the boom.

Any Ideas on the cause of this?? How do I prevent when I get a new upper boom?
John
Question: R&R Drum And Connector

John

Ryobi BC30 How do you remove the "Drum and Connector"
to change out the ignition???
Mark
Reply: R&R Drum And Connector

Mark

Hi John,

Removal of the clutch drum isn't too hard of a project at all if you know a few tricks first. We have prepared an article and video that will provide you with all of the information you will need to remove the clutch drum. You can find the article and video at the following link...

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/article/1771/How_to_Remove_a_Trimmer_Clutch.html

I hope this helps you with your repair!

-Mark
LoriG
Reply: R&R Drum And Connector

LoriG

Ryobi BC30 - I was using my brush cutter attachment when it suddenly cut out (although I did not think it had been running very long or too hot). Anyway, when I went to restart it, the pull rope was stuck and I could not pull it out. I disconnected the boom, hoping it would free up the cord, but no luck. I have reviewed the online video regarding clutch removal/spring replacement (very helpful), but have not yet attempted it as not sure I know what to look for. Plus not sure if piston itself has seized. I'm a female and not the most mechanically inclined, but want to learn about this, as well as maybe save me the cost of a replacement unit. Can anybody tell me what to look for and how to diagnose starter issue vs engine issue? Thanks, Lori. Also the forum willnot let me ask a quesiton so replying to a suimilar issue
Danny
Question: Rotor Replacement

Danny

Used my BC30 several times and it worked fine. Tried to start it one day after using it and cutting it off and the starter felt like the rotor wasn't connected to the motor. Took it apart and found the rotor key was gone..smooth. This is a poor excuse for a key anyway. Bought a new rotor, assembled the trimmer. After 3 or 4 pulls, the same thing happened. Key gone again. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Hate to keep buying rotors and having the same problem.
david
Question: Brush Cutter

david

I bought BC30 brush cutter very hard to start. Took off filter sprayed engine start in it ran good for a second. I had the fuel line broke. How do I replace the line and connect it back inside the fuel tank?
Charlie
Question: Drum Removal

Charlie

How to remove drum and connector on a BC30?
Mark
Reply: Drum Removal

Mark

Hi Charlie,

Removal of the clutch drum isn't too hard of a project at all if you know a few tricks first. We have prepared an article and video that will provide you with all of the information you will need to remove the clutch drum. You can find the article and video at the following link...

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/article/1771/How_to_Remove_a_Trimmer_Clutch.html

I hope this helps you with your repair!

-Mark
BOBBY GENE SMITH
Question: STARTER CORD BROKE

BOBBY GENE SMITH

How do I remove the broken starter cord on my Ryobi BC30 Brushcutter?
Mark
Reply: STARTER CORD BROKE

Mark

Hi Bobby,

Most problems with replacing the starter cord come from removing the clutch drum in order to access the starter. Removal of the clutch drum isn't too hard of a project at all if you know a few tricks first. We have prepared an article and video that will provide you with all of the information you will need to remove the clutch drum. You can find the article and video at the following link...

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/article/1771/How_to_Remove_a_Trimmer_Clutch.html

I hope this helps you with your repair!

-Mark
Alan B
Question: Brush Cutter

Alan B

I have a Brush cutter blade , designed for a Ryobi, I want to attach to my string trimmer but the parts diagram is different. Do I need to buy a new head and all of the parts below it in order to attach the blade?
Wade
Question: Gas/oil Mix?

Wade

I bought this Ryobi BC30 Weed Eater and was wondering if it requires a gas/oil mixture and if so...what is the mix? Model RY30004A
Mark
Reply: Gas/oil Mix?

Mark

Hi Wade,

The proper mix ratio is 50:1 or 2.6oz of 2-cycle oil to 1 gallon of gas.

-Mark
marin
Question: Pull Rope

marin

How do I replace a broken pull rope?
Mark
Reply: Pull Rope

Mark

Hi Marin,

Most problems with replacing the starter cord come from removing the clutch drum in order to access the starter. Removal of the clutch drum isn't too hard of a project at all if you know a few tricks first. We have prepared an article and video that will provide you with all of the information you will need to remove the clutch drum. You can find the article and video at the following link...

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/article/1771/How_to_Remove_a_Trimmer_Clutch.html

I hope this helps you with your repair!

-Mark
Robert Lott
Question: Fuel Lines

Robert Lott

I have a Ryobi BC30. I believe the problem is that the fuel lines from the tank are not sealed were they come through the tank. Fuel leaks from this point and I think it also affects the fuel air mixture to the engine. I have tried everything I can think of to seal it. the problem is nothing sticks to the fuel tank - - not glues - - not caulk - - nothing. Also, could you tell me what the function is if each of the two lines going t the tank and the position of the lines in the tank. What is wrong and how do I fix it? Thank you
Mark
Reply: Fuel Lines

Mark

Hi Robert,

The fuel lines form their own seal where they pas through the tank. I would suspect that your fuel lines are old, hard and brittle which is allowing the fuel to spill. Their really is no way to replace just the lines on this design. The new fuel tank assembly comes with the lines pre-installed making for a simple repair. It is part #308181005.

There are two lines for the priming system. The feed line is the one with the in-tank filter on it. It is the one that feeds fuel into the carburetor both while priming or running. The other line is the return line. When priming the carb only uses a small amount of the fuel that flows into it. The rest is returned into the gas tank through the return line.

I hope this helps!

-UtahAV
-Mark
Ron Ainsley
Question: Carb. Adjustment

Ron Ainsley

My Ryobi BC-30 would run with no problems one year ago but now it will only run with the choke in 1/2 choke position. The air filter is clean, good clean gas in it. The muffler is clean and not stopped up. The plug is clean and properly gapped. I removed the carb. and blew air through all passages & used carb cleaner.
Mark
Reply: Carb. Adjustment

Mark

Hi Ron,

Sounds like a clogged carb to me. The passages in the carb are so small that the only way you can really clean it is by disassembling it. This is a bit of a risk on your Ryobi carb as Ryobi does not offer a rebuild kit to replace the inner pieces of the carb so you must be very careful while taking it apart. We cover this repair in the following article and video...

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/article/4582/How_to_Clean_a_2_Cycle_Engine_Carburetor.html

The other option is to simply replace the carb. It is part #308054013.

I hope this helps with your repair!

-Mark
Mark
Question: Starter Housing

Mark

I broke the spark plug wire rubber boot and I need to take the housing off. How do I take the metal flange off that is in front of the housing?
Mark
Reply: Starter Housing

Mark

Hi Mark,

The part you are having a problem with is the clutch drum. Removal of the clutch drum isn't too hard of a project at all if you know a few tricks first. We have prepared an article and video that will provide you with all of the information you will need to remove the clutch drum. You can find the article and video at the following link...

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/article/1771/How_to_Remove_a_Trimmer_Clutch.html

I hope this helps you with your repair!

-Mark
Keith
Question: Clutch Plate Removal

Keith

I purchased a new Ignition Module for my Ryobi BC30. I have the thing almost apart but can't remove the clutch plate to get to the old one. Is there a way of removing the clutch plate without a special tool?
Thank you
Mark
Reply: Clutch Plate Removal

Mark

Hi Keith,

Removal of the clutch drum isn't too hard of a project at all if you know a few tricks first. We have prepared an article and video that will provide you with all of the information you will need to remove the clutch drum. You can find the article and video at the following link...

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/article/1771/How_to_Remove_a_Trimmer_Clutch.html

I hope this helps you with your repair!

-Mark
Daryl
Question: Ry30061a Piston Orientation

Daryl

Which side does the long skirt on the piston go, exhaust or intake?
cyril
Question: Not Starting

cyril

My brushcutter starts when I put a little petrol in the carb and then switches off. It does not start when I prime it.
Mark
Reply: Not Starting

Mark

Hi Cyril,

It sounds like the carburetor is clogged with debris or varnish caused by oil fuel. You can simply replace the carb, Part #308054013, or attempt to clean it. We have an article and video that will help walk you through cleaning the carb if you decide to go that route. You can find the article and video at the following link...

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/article/4582/How_to_Clean_a_2_Cycle_Engine_Carburetor.html

I hope this helps!

-Mark
Frank
Question: Ryobi Bc30

Frank

How can I get the tool to adjust the high and low side of the carburetor?
Mark
Reply: Ryobi Bc30

Mark

Hi Frank,

The special screws on the carb adjustments are there due to the new EPA restrictions on 2-cycle engine emissions. The manufacture must certify that their engine burns fuel within the EPA requirement so they set that carb at the factory and then make the tools available to their network of trained service centers. Your best bet is to take the trimmer to your local authorized service center and have them make the adjustments for you. Another benefit of letting the shop make the adjustment is that serious damage can occur to the engine if it is adjusted too lean. The service center will ensure that the carb is not set too lean.

Good Luck!

-Mark
ML
Question: Starter Rope Tangled

ML

Somehow the starter rope has tangled on the inside I have started taking apart to get at starter rope. It seems I need to remove the drum and connector. How is this removed? Does it just pull off?
Mark
Reply: Starter Rope Tangled

Mark

Hi ML,

Removal of the clutch drum isn't too hard of a project at all if you know a few tricks first. We have prepared an article and video that will provide you with all of the information you will need to remove the clutch drum. You can find the article and video at the following link...

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/article/1771/How_to_Remove_a_Trimmer_Clutch.html

I hope this helps you with your repair!

-Mark
LONNIE
Question: HOT TOP BOOM

LONNIE

While cutting grass the throttle handle got warm on my trimmer so set it aside to cool. When I tried to go again the cable seemed to be frozen up. I had to order a new top boom as the nylon spacer had gotten so hot it melted. I put new one on and now it acts like the cable is not engaging somewhere. It just barely spins the string. I don't have 10 hours on the unit. Has the clutch been damaged or whats going on?
Xuat
Question: BC30 Ryobi Trimer

Xuat

My BC30 Ryobi trimmer can start, but when I move the choke lever to run it dies out. I installed a new fuel filter, put in new gas mixture, and a new air filter but the problem still persists. Can someone please help with this?
Mark
Reply: BC30 Ryobi Trimer

Mark

Hello,

It sounds like you probably have a clogged carburetor.

The carburetor can become clogged by dirt or other debris. The dirt may get by a damaged or missing air filter. It can enter through a crack in the fuel lines. Some tools use a foam air filter. Over time the filter itself will breakdown and create debris that will enter the carb and clog it. It is a good idea to replace the air filter at least once a year. If fuel is left sitting in an unused engine for more than a couple of months the fuel will begin to breakdown and go bad. As the fuel breaks down it will start to become gel like as well as begin to coat the internal parts of the carburetor with a varnish. The gel and varnish will plug the carburetor so that fuel can no longer flow through it. To get your engine running again you will need to either rebuild or replace the carburetor. When you replace the carburetor it is always a good idea to also replace the air and fuel filters. This helps ensure that more debris won't clog the new carburetor.

Ryobi does not offer a carburetor rebuild kit for the carb on your trimmer. Your bet bet is to simply replace the carburetor. The carburetor is part #308054003 and is available from http://www.ereplacementparts.com .

Good luck with your repair!

-Mark



ShotOut
Reply: BC30 Ryobi Trimer

ShotOut

Mark makes good points, but....over time, the teflon or mylar fuel pumps in these dry out and do not pump fuel anymore. That is WHY they will run on full choke only and die, because that is the only way the mixture is RICH enough to allow the engine to fire and run.There are gasket and diaphragm kits for most ALL small carbs like this and there are rebuild kits as well...which include all the parts in a GND kit, plus some link removed these does NOT guarantee it is fixed however as check valves in these units tend to get stuck and/or damaged with chemicals.
ShotOut
Reply: BC30 Ryobi Trimer

ShotOut

Ryobi does NOT make carburetors or repair kits for carbs to begin with. They use carburetors manufactured by Zama, Ruiing, or Walbro. There ARE rebuild and repair kits available for most ALL diaphragm carburetors and a kit is MUCH cheaper than a new carb...unless you get one off of eBAy from a China seller and don't know if he will ever send it to you or not. I ought to know as I have been repairing these small carburetors for years!
John
Question: BC30 Coil Replacement

John

Hey mark
The video/manual you mention below for removing the clutch is no longer active. I'm replacing ignition coil which appears to be under the front shroud near starter recoil mechanism. The clutch obstructs removal of shroud thus access to the coil.

HELP

thanks
John
john
Reply: BC30 Coil Replacement

john

Use a torx 25 screwdriver at least 3" long down the center of the clutch housing.
Jack
Question: Primer Bulb

Jack

The primer bulb on my BC 30 Trimmer has a hole in it. I don't see one listed. Do I need to replace the carburetor?
iambman
Reply: Primer Bulb

iambman

[QUOTE=anonymous;45739]The primer bulb on my BC 30 Trimmer has a hole in it. I don't see one listed. Do I need to replace the carburetor?"

What did you do? Mine has hole as well. I dont want to purchase the entire carb..
bobbyd
Reply: Primer Bulb

bobbyd

Google ZAMA CARBURETOR PRIMER BULB you will find your replacement. I bought one new a my local mower repair shop for $2.27 (that's with tax) and it works just fine.
Trevor
Question: Upper Shaft Rotates

Trevor

When I apply power the Upper shaft twists with the increased torque. I can rotate the entire upper shaft back in line by hand. What part is used to hold the upper shaft in position?
How do I adjust the clutch on a weed trimmer?
Wayne
Reply: Ryobi String Timmer Clutch

Wayne

If the adjustment needed is to stop the trimmer head, then the answer is go to the idle screw on the carb. Otherwise there is no adjustment, it is strictly a centrifugal clutch.
Joe
Question: Pull Start Rope

Joe

The spring is not recoiling the rope and I cant get part #33 off to get to the spring.
Wayne
Reply: Pull Start Rope

Wayne

It may be that you need to take the screw out of the clutch drum. I believe it is a Torx 25 in the same place the drive shaft came from. Once the drum is off the clutch need to be removed. Lock the piston and remove the clutch in the direction printed on the clutch. It will take a sharp blow with the piston locked to remove the clutch. Now the recoil housing can be removed and the starter spring will be in this housing.
Mark
Reply: Pull Start Rope

Mark

Hi Joe,

Removal of the clutch drum isn't too hard of a project at all if you know a few tricks first. We have prepared an article and video that will provide you with all of the information you will need to remove the clutch drum. You can find the article and video at the following link...

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/article/1771/How_to_Remove_a_Trimmer_Clutch.html

I hope this helps you with your repair!

-Mark
spencer
Question: Choke Handle

spencer

My wife backed over my trimmer and it appears that the only thing really broken is the choke handle, the one you move between A to C positions. Can this be yellow handle be replaced or is it part of the carburetor and you have to replace the whole carb unit?
Mark
Reply: Choke Handle

Mark

Hi Spencer,

Unfortunately the choke lever is only sold as part of the carburetor assembly. The carburetor is part #308054003 and is available from http://ereplacementparts.com.

I hope this helps with your repair!

-Mark
Larry
Question: Won

Larry

The only way to start my unit is to spray starter fluid in.Once I let up on throttle, engine stops. I think it needs a carburetor rebuild kit. Is there one available? Could it be anything else? New gas, new plug installed.
Mark
Reply: Won

Mark

Hi Larry,

It sounds like a clogged carburetor to me as well. There is no carb kit available for this trimmer. You will need to simply replace the carb. It is also a good idea to replace the air filter at the same time. The carburetor is part #308054003 and the air filter is part #98760. Both are available from http://ereplacementparts.com.

Good luck with your repair!

-Mark
Richard
Question: Ryobi BC30 Dead

Richard

Have had this trimmer for almost two years. Used it not continuously. The other day while working with the edger adapter suddenly it stop and went dead. Changed spark plug but noticed no spark coming when pulling the rope. Any suggestions please? Thanks.
Mark
Reply: Ryobi BC30 Dead

Mark

Hi Richard,

No spark is usually an indication of a bad ignition coil. I would first check for spark with a spark tester. If the spark tester confirms that spark is not present then the coil will be the problem. The ignition coil is part #850080001 and is available from http://ereplacementparts.com.

I hope this helps with your repair!

-Mark
Casper Zimmerebner
Question: Ryobi BC 30

Casper Zimmerebner

Are there any repair manuals available for this product?
Mark
Reply: Ryobi BC 30

Mark

Hi Casper,

I have never seen any repair manuals for the Ryobi gas products. What is the problem you are having? Maybe one of us can help you find a solution.

-Mark
Casper
Reply: Ryobi BC 30

Casper

Mark,

I am DIY repair guy and was looking for a repair manual. I found the answer I needed to remove the starter housing in this discussion group.
Thanks
Mark
Reply: Ryobi BC 30

Mark

Glad we were able to help Casper!

Thanks!

-Mark
pauric
Question: Hard To Start

pauric

ryobi brushcutter very hard to start
Mark
Reply: Hard To Start

Mark

Hi Pauric,

If the trimmer is hard to start but then runs OK once started I would consider doing a tune up. To do a basic tune up you will need to replace the air filter, the fuel filter and the spark plug. It is a good idea to do a basic tuneup at the beginning of each season.
For your trimmer you will need the following parts...

Air filter - #98760
Spark Plug - #870174001
Fuel filter - #530091878

Ryobi only offers the fuel filter as part of the gas tank assembly. The fuel filter listed is from Poulan. In tank fuel filters are pretty universal and the one from Poulan should work just fine.

If the engine still doesn't start easily and run well after the tune up then it likely has a clogged carburetor. the carburetor will need to be replaced. The carburetor can become plugged with dirt and other debris. If gas is left in the tool for more than a couple of months it will breakdown and turn to a varnish in the carburetor. This will also plug the carburetor. The carburetor is part #308054013.

All of these parts are available from http://ereplacementparts.com.

Good luck with your repair!

-Mark

lmm
Question: Rotor

lmm

how do you line up rotor for correct timing
Mark
Reply: Rotor

Mark

Hello,

The new rotor has a key cast into it that should line up to a key way on the motor. With the key and key way aligned the rotor will be in the proper orientation for proper timing.

I hope this helps with your repair!

-Mark
I have a Ryobi trimmer that can be used to adapt an edger but the clamp that links the edger and the shaft is so weak that when starting the engine the edger part is disconnected due to vibration
Mark
Reply: Clamp To Link The Two Parts Of T...

Mark

Hi Loc,

I think you could solve the problem but it would take a bit of modification.

The end of the bolt opposite which the knob is attached to has been mushroomed so that it can't come loose and be lost. You will need to grind the mushroomed part off so that the bolt can be removed. Take the bolt to a home center with you. Find a flat washer and a rubber washer that will fit the bolt. Slide the rubber washer on the bolt first followed by the flat washer. Now reinstall the bolt onto the trimmer. The rubber washer should provide enough cushion and grip to keep the knob from coming loose.

I hope this helps!

-Mark
jim
Question: Drum

jim

To Jeff. When removing the T20 screw on the drum, does it loosen right or left? thanks
Mark
Reply: Drum

Mark

Hi Jim,

The clutch drum screw is normal rotation or counterclockwise to remove.

Good luck with your repair!

-Mark
Austin
Question: Tension Spring

Austin

I had to replace the upper boom and in the process had to remove the control handle assembly. While removing it the tension spring from the trigger popped off and after hours of attempting to put it back I cannot figure out how it goes on. Can anyone help me? Thanks!
HC
Question: Fuel Filter

HC

Can not seem to locate fuel filter in the parts diagram. Do I have to replace the whole fuel tank? This is model RY30004.
j.seveer@yahoo.com
Reply: Fuel Filter

j.seveer@yahoo.com

Fuel line and filter can be purchased at any LM repair shop. bring your tank with you. Buy about 2 feet of fuel line. remove old line. CUT ONE END OF NEW LINE on a bevel (point) Force it through the hole in the tank closest to the filler cap with a twisting motion (clockwise) until the end comes out the filler cap enough that you can trim the bevel off and put the filter on. Pull the line back through till filter is laying flat on it's side in bottom of tank. Trim to length and attach to carb. Treat other line likewise..A little oil on line helps to get thru hole in tank Filter 3.00 line 2.00 per foot
deanerboy
Question: Rope Wont Pull

deanerboy

can't pull rope 0nbc30-ry30004A. how do I repair?
Jeff
Reply: Rope Wont Pull

Jeff

The rope on mine jumped off the starter pulley assembly and got looped around the tabs on the baffle (part 41 above). I had to take it all apart to get the rope re-wound. Just be careful of the rope return spring and container! The above diagrams are very helpful. To get the Drum and Connector (part 33 above) off, you need a T20 screwdriver, about 3 in long and something to keep the piston/rotor from turning.
Joe
Reply: Rope Wont Pull

Joe

Do the clutches screw on or slide on?
Collier
Reply: Rope Wont Pull

Collier

Your not going to belive this. My pull rope only came out 6 inch. I took it apart to find out why. What I found was a sand dabbler (wasp) created a nest. It was between the ignition module and the rotor. Cleaned it up pulls fine now.
Gene
Question: Drum Connector

Gene

How do I pull off the Drum Connector -- is there a screw in there and if so what type (*Hex, flat, Torx) and size?

Thanks!!!
Tony B
Reply: Drum Connector

Tony B

Yes, there is a screw in the shaft of the drum. It is a Torx, and it is very tight until you snap it loose, so be patient, and strong! When you try to take the clutch loose, it is even tighter. I used the rope in the spark plug piston area trick. If you try to jamb something in the fin area, you will just break something, so be careful.
Tom
Question: Won't Stay Running

Tom

My trimmer will start in the start position, but when I press the gas to actually trim it dies. Any ideas as to why>
Bob
Reply: Won't Stay Running

Bob

It could be a Primer Bulb, I see them on eBay WOEM PRIMER BULB WALBRO 188-512-1 RYOBI 683974 188 512 for about $6-7 shipped. It probably has a hole in it.
sijon
Question: Starter Housing Ryobi BC-30

sijon

How can I take off the metal flange that is holding the starter housing in place. I need to replace the spark plug boot on a BC-30?
bec98x
Reply: Starter Housing Ryobi BC-30

bec98x

to get to the ignition coil itself you need to remove the power head from the shaft.
remove the clutch drum, then the clutch springs. then the outer housing will pull away from the engine block exposing the ignition coil and plug wire.
inkspot
Question: Ryobi Weed Trimmer

inkspot

used weed trimmer noticed handle getting hot shut off and let it cool down when started up string wouldnt turn the nilon insert in the top boom had melted orderd a new one installed it.noow acts like cables not engaging or clutch shot have less than 10 hoursa on it this is a ryobi bc30 every thing seems to be free no bind when turning by hand
DanF
Question: Ryobi BC30

DanF

Can someone tell how to remove the Drum And Connector.
sitnlowon20s
Reply: Ryobi BC30

sitnlowon20s

yeah I'm having the same problem... looks like there is a screw inside but it just turns the motor over... I have no clue let me know when if you figure it out before I do!!
sitnlowon20s
Reply: Ryobi BC30

sitnlowon20s

hey I got it!! check out this video, very helpful!

link removed - String Trimmer Starter Repair
sparkman09
Question: Ryobi BC30

sparkman09

Had to replace ignition module but did not realize there was adjustment groves when I loosened bolts. Just so happened the magneto magnet was in line and the module went right to it. Does anyone know what the gap is supposed to be?
sparkman09
Reply: Ryobi BC30

sparkman09

Had to replace ignition module but did not realize there was adjustment groves when I loosened bolts. Just so happened the magneto magnet was in line and the module went right to it. Does anyone know what the gap is supposed to be?
charliedrewry
Reply: Ryobi BC30

charliedrewry

Gap is .010 give or take .001 Use a feeler gauge for both sides.not the middle.
charliedrewry
Reply: Ryobi BC30

charliedrewry

Gap is .010 give or take .001 Use a feeler gauge for both sides.not the middle.
Have had Ryobi and John Deere Brushcutters for years these 2 have run great until stored this past year. Both can be primed through the carb inlet and will run until that fuel is gone. I replaced the carb and gaskets and the same problem persists. Tank is clean fuel is new at 50:1 with stabilizer. filters are all clean. exhaust has no issues since it runs when manually primed, Can some explain why the fuel from the new carb isn't getting to the motor?
Ron288
Reply: Ryobi BC30 Brushcutter Troubles

Ron288

[QUOTE=Sndman;69654]Have had Ryobi and John Deere Brushcutters for years these 2 have run great until stored this past year. Both can be primed through the carb inlet and will run until that fuel is gone. I replaced the carb and gaskets and the same problem persists. Tank is clean fuel is new at 50:1 with stabilizer. filters are all clean. exhaust has no issues since it runs when manually primed, Can some explain why the fuel from the new carb isn't getting to the motor?"

I would check for hole in line in the tank, make sure filter on gas line is clean, if you have primer bulb check for cracks.
748256
Question: Ryobi BC 30 Brushcutter

748256

I'm having problems keeping my Ryobi BC 30 running. It will start, but only run at top speed. It will not idle. It's almost as if it chokes out or the kill switch is initiated.

I've replaced fuel, lines, bulb, cylinder gasket, mufler gasket, carb gasket (large one), heat dam gasket, and the gasket on the back. Missed the small carb gasket, but it looks good. Cutter is only three years old and started acting up at the end of last season. Only used around the house, so it has low hours. Local repair shop suggested replacing the gaskets but will not touch it. They said if the gaskets didn't work; buy a new one!!!

Any help??
Beart0y
Reply: Ryobi BC 30 Brushcutter

Beart0y

I have found that the barrell sometimes comes loose from the crankcase. It then runs lean, as it sounds yours is. Strip down and replace it otherwise the barrell will be quickly ruined.
ryobi_uk_warrenty_repair_centre
Reply: Ryobi BC 30 Brushcutter

ryobi_uk_warrenty_repair_centre

there are 3 bolts at the bottom of the cylinder
one sometimes breaks
dismantle the engine
remove old bolt
and replace with a new bolt
while your there check out your piston :cool:
poindexter
Question: Ryobi Trimmer

poindexter

Looking for a wrench (or way) to adjust air fule mixture on BC30 trimmer. It needs a specialty tools to do this and I can't find one.
raythomson
Reply: Ryobi Trimmer

raythomson

poindexter why do you say you need a special wrench usually the jets are just slotted;sometimes the manufacturer puts on a plastic piece so you can only turn the jet each way very little;you may be able to pop the plastic end off to get to the jet adjustment screw;why do you want to adjust the mixture jet anyway???????????
639871
Question: RYOBI RY30160 Parts

wr133

Trying to locate the correct rotor w/pawls for this brushcutter. I had ordered part # 308433001 which is what the diagram showes. This part is 3 3/8" in diamiter. The old part is 3 3/4". I need the correct part # to order.
kramerts@gmail.com
Review: Ryobi - BC30
5 star
kramerts@gmail.com
I love it, live in the mountains of Colorado so have to cut high grass during fire season. Works Well
jim
Review: Ryobi - BC30
1 star
jim
My Ryobi bc30 lasted one season and then had major carburetor problems couldn't keep it running fresh gas didn't even help I also was suprised to find it was a homelite trimmer I will never buy another ryobi. For the cost of the repair I can almost buy a newer model. very very disapointed.
jeff
Reply: Ryobi - BC30

jeff

Same problem here. My trimmer ran well for one season. It started the next, but the screws came loose on the carburetor assembly. The machine has given me trouble ever since. I bought a new carb and it ran for awhile but then quit again.
John
Review: Ryobi - BC30
1 star
John
Very surprised to learn it's really a Homelite, a brand I have been very disappointed with over the years and would never have purchased. It ran well for 1 season then began losing power due to carbuerator problems. The replacement carbuerator costs nearly as much as the entire machine! I'm buying a Stihl.
Jeff
Reply: Ryobi - BC30

Jeff

Exactly the problem that plagued my machine. How about a recall on brush cutters?
I even followed the maintenance procedure of running fuel additive for storage and that didn't even work.
Scott
Review: Ryobi - BC30
1 star
Scott
Nothing but problems. Gas cap leaks, fuel line appears not to be fuel resistant-rots in 2 years, parts too expensive, vibrates too much- makes hands go numb, constant carb problems, wont reach full speed
Mik3e
Reply: Ryobi - BC30

Mik3e

You are all exactly right! I have bought Ryobi before but never again! This thing won't run at full speed anymore. Very frustrating.
Accessories
Accessories for the BC30

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Power Blend Ultimate 2-Stroke Oil 2.6 oz.
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Power Blend Ultimate 2-Stroke Oil 6.4 oz.
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