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 Ryobi RY29550 String Trimmer Parts

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 Fig # Part # Img Part Name Availability Price Qty
A1660734001
Screw (M4 X 1.75 X 16 Pan Hd.)
In stock
12 available
$0.84
A2518797001
Left Handle
In stock
2 available
$2.55
A3518695001
Trigger Lock
In stock
15 available
$3.49
A4638431001
Strap Hanger
In stock
9 available
$0.84
A5308315001
Wire Harness
In stock
3 available
$28.29
A6570234003
Rear Handle
Ships in 5 - 10 business days
$3.02
A7870174002
Spark Plug
In stock
17 available
$3.67
A8518019002
Hanger Cap
In stock
25+ available
$0.84
A9518777001
Air Box Cover
In stock
25+ available
$1.38
A10300758006
Fuel Cap 2" Dia.
In stock
25+ available
$6.73
A11940686033
Label
In stock
1 available
$0.84
A12660697002
Screw (M6 X 20 Mm)
In stock
16 available
$0.84
A13308470006
Upper Boom Assembly
In stock
2 available
$25.20
A14984032001
Decal-Warning
In stock
2 available
$0.84
A15308991001
Front Handle Assembly
In stock
9 available
$7.60
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
A16518738001
Front Handle
In stock
2 available
$6.17
A17660643008
Bolt
In stock
9 available
$0.84
A18678008001
Washer
In stock
2 available
$0.84
A19PS02453
Wing Nut (1/4-20)
In stock
14 available
$0.84
A20518696001
Throttle Trigger
In stock
25 available
$0.88
A21660616001
Screw (10 - 24 X 7/8)
In stock
13 available
$0.84
A22308487001
Shoulder Strap (BC)
In stock
25+ available
$13.24
A23983619015
Hex Nut (M6) Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
A24690694002
Throttle Trigger Spring
In stock
20 available
$0.84
A25660634001
Bolt
In stock
25+ available
$0.84
A26310568001
Electrical Start Assembly
In stock
2 available
$45.10
A27660527001
Screw
In stock
4 available
$0.84
A28309800001
Power Head Assembly
In stock
1 available
$229.52
A29308439012
Throttle Cable
In stock
2 available
$2.38
A30518798001
Right Handle
In stock
2 available
$2.97
Fig #Part #ImgPart NameAvailabilityPrice
A31690969001
Washer
Ships in 5 - 10 business days
$0.84
A32984759001
Screw (6-20 X .25 In. Tri-Lobular) Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
A33900333010
Cable Tie
Ships in 5 - 10 business days
$0.84
A34984106001
Spring Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A
A35518036006
Tube
Ships in 5 - 10 business days
$5.87
A800130269012
Battery Pack (12V)
In stock
11 available
$46.98
A801140295003
12V Ni-Cd Battery Charger (Not a Replacement for the 1411141 Cha Obsolete - Not Available
Discontinued
$0.00N/A

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Entry Date:2013-11-11 16:50:57
7 of 13 customers found these instructions helpful
fuel lines cracked & bad cap & fuel filter
Decided to replace the complete fuel tank assembly Using #25 torx take spark plug cover off, then remove 4 screws holding gas tank in place.Remove gasket ,clean inside of cylinder,Replace gasket.PLACE RUBBER SPACERS BACK IN PLACE & REINSTALL gas tank in place .Put screws back in place tighten slowly by 4 corner method not to over tighten. Place cover back on & tighten screws. Fill with 2 cycle mix prim and your ready to trim. With all tools in place it should not take more than 10-15. min.
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1196411
Question: Gear Head

1196411

what size shaft dose it fit.
YdIdodat
Question: Spring Crazy

YdIdodat

I am with you guys ... How do you put that spring back in place? Is it on top of the trigger or under it?
1285633
Reply: Spring Crazy

1285633

how to replace trigger spring
roperdoug
Reply: Spring Crazy

roperdoug

link removed Slideshow by roperdoug | Photobucket
Take the spring with the single bend down and the hook end towards the trigger. Turn counterclockwise until you can slide the hook into the pocket of the trigger. Inside you'll see a pocket with a small slot. You turn the spring clockwise until the hook locks on then move the spring so that it is inside the hole. Drop the trigger onto the shaft and push the single bend into the pocket just about the shaft.
frankc67
Question: Wire Harness Switch

frankc67

Is it possible to get the switch only or do I have to buy the complete wire harness ? It appears the start switch comes with the Wire Harness
Part Number: 308315001
I need the electric start switch, color black with 3 pronges for wires.

Thanks
WJA
Reply: Wire Harness Switch

WJA

Hello frankc67,

Unfortunately the manufacture does not sell the switch only for this unit. As you stated the complete 308315001 wire harness will have to be ordered.

-WJA
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
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
berta
Question: Stringhead Adapter Height

berta

I would like to know if you can tell me the height of this part in inches
1200135
Reply: Stringhead Adapter Height

1200135

the adapter measures 2 1/4"
1024748
Question: Air Filter

1024748

Does the Ryobi ES-30 M#RY29550 Trimmer have an air filter in the air box? Mine does not.
WJA
Reply: Air Filter

WJA

Hello 1024748,

The air filter for the RY29950 Trimmer is part number 518766001. It is located right under the air box cover.

Hope this helps,
-WJA
Jmeitzler
Question: Eyelets

Jmeitzler

Can i purchase replacement eyelets only or do I need to purchase the entire housing? If so what is the part code for the eyelets?
WJA
Reply: Eyelets

WJA

Hello Jmeitzler,

Unfortunately the manufacture does not supply the eyelets only for this model. So the housing with eyelets, part number 308827002 would have to be ordered.

Hope this helps,
-WJA
sean32
Question: Eyelets

sean32

do i need eyelets
ry30497193
Question: Primer Bublble

ry30497193

Can you purchase the bubble without purchasing the carburetor also?
ry30497193
Reply: Primer Bublble

ry30497193

Can you purchase the bubble without purchasing the carburetor also?
UtahAV
Reply: Primer Bublble

UtahAV

Ryobi does not offer a replacement for the primer bulb on this particular model. That said, it is a pretty common primer bulb. I have used the Ryobi bulb, part #561635001, on many different Ryobi carbs. So far I haven't found one that it didn't fit.

I hope this helps,

-UtahAV
-Mark
UtahAV
Reply: Primer Bublble

UtahAV

Ryobi does not offer a replacement for the primer bulb on this particular model. That said, it is a pretty common primer bulb. I have used the Ryobi bulb, part #561635001, on many different Ryobi carbs. So far I haven't found one that it didn't fit.

I hope this helps,

-UtahAV
-Mark
sandytee525
Reply: Primer Bublble

sandytee525

Home Depot has bulb replacements in three sizes.
sandytee525
Reply: Primer Bublble

sandytee525

Home Depot has bulb replacements in three sizes.
ry0101
Reply: Primer Bublble

ry0101

A package of 3 different size bulbs costs @13 at true value. The whole carb costs @19. You decide.
ry0101
Reply: Primer Bublble

ry0101

A package of 3 different size bulbs costs @13 at true value. The whole carb costs @19. You decide.
Ghook73
Question: Trimmer Fuel Lines

Ghook73

Can I replace fuel lines that have dissolved after a year use - or do I have to replace the entire fuel tank assembly?
WJA
Reply: Trimmer Fuel Lines

WJA

Hello Ghook73,

Unfortunately the manufacture does not supply the fuel lines for this model, so the complete Fuel Tank Assembly will have to be ordered. On the upside, you do receive a new cap and fuel filter with this also.

Hope this helps,
-WJA
rlbrownsenior1
Reply: Trimmer Fuel Lines

rlbrownsenior1

you can replace thr fuel lines,,get them from any local repair shop ..cost about ..$2.50....
tom
Question: Adjusting Carbuator

tom

Is there a special tool for adjusting the carburetor on RYOBI line trimmer model RY29550, or do you have to buy a new carburetor?
624600
Reply: Adjusting Carbuator

624600

Yes there is a special tool for adjusting the carb, your local dealer will have one, not for sale though.
WJA
Reply: Adjusting Carbuator

WJA

Hello 624600

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.

I hope this helps with the repair of your small engine!

-WJA
willythe1st
Reply: Adjusting Carbuator

willythe1st

I used my dremel tool and cut two slots in the adjustment pins. Now I can use a slotted screwdriver to adjust the high-speed and low-speed mixture and it runs great. Needed to be slightly richer.
Jeremy
Question: Sring Replacement

Jeremy

Hello,
I just need the correct replacement string for for my Ryobi 30cc gas trimmer, model #RY30570. I lost the book and don't know what size string or if I need to buy a new spool piece. It has a straight shaft and I think that the spool is 308924001 and was wondering if this came with string on the spool. Thanks
Mark
Reply: Sring Replacement

Mark

Hi Jeremy,

The correct string size is .080". The spool does not include string. Click on the "Accessories" tab at the top of the parts diagram for a complete listing of compatible string for your trimmer.

Thanks!

-Mark
matt
Question: Carb

matt

Do I need to buy the whole carb to get the choke lever? (yellow in color)
chuck
Question: Ryobi String Trimmer

chuck

My trimmer starts right up but will not idle and just starves when you press the gas.
Mark
Reply: Ryobi String Trimmer

Mark

Hi Chuck,

It sounds like a clogged carburetor to me. 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 rebuild kits for the carburetors on their trimmers so your best bet is to replace the carb. It is part #308054013.

Good luck with your repair!

-Mark
Sharon Carpenter
Question: Shaft Stops Turning

Sharon Carpenter

I have a wonderful, easy to start and run 10 yr Ryobi weed cutter. The shaft stops turning without hitting anything and the motor keeps running which locates the problem (I think)in the shaft area. Is there a rod or something that wears out inside the shaft?

Widowed senior
Robert Heard
Reply: Shaft Stops Turning

Robert Heard

I don't know if this is your trimmers problem but, my trimmer is doing the same thing. I removed the string assy. and the housing (16)which has a hexagon shape to fit item (10) the string-head adapter, it was worn causing it to slip when it got under pressure from trying to cut grass. If you look on the following diagram you will see the parts I;m talking about. Ryobi RY29550 Page B
Items B10 and B16 and I would also get item B19
Don't forget, when you go to remove item-10 it's left handed threads.
Good luck
Jack
Question: Carb Settings

Jack

I can get my trimmer to start and run but only with the choke on. If I take the choke off it dies. It doesn't matter if it is hot or cold. Any ideas or suggestions?
Mark
Reply: Carb Settings

Mark

Hi Jack,

It sounds like the engine is not getting enough fuel. The purpose of the choke is to create additional vacuum in the carburetor to pull more fuel into the carb during a cold engine start-up. It sounds like your carburetor is likely plugged with dirt or old fuel and therefore can only pull enough fuel into the carb to operate when the choke is closed. You can try removing the carburetor and cleaning it. A full rebuild is more problematic as Ryobi does not offer a rebuild kit for most of their carburetors.

I hope this helps with your repair!

-Mark
mike
Question: Engine

mike

My trimmers sat for awhile. I cleaned the fuel tanks, installed new gas lines and primer bulbs. They will run but will not take any throttle.
Mark
Reply: Engine

Mark

Hi Mike,

When old fuel sits in a carburetor it will create varnish on the insides of the carb. The varnish plugs the small openings inside the carburetor. You could try removing the carb and cleaning it. I full rebuild is difficult as Ryobi does not offer any parts for the carburetor. You might also consider simply replacing the carb. It is part #308054013 and is available from http://www.ereplacementparts.com .

Good luck with your repair!

-Mark
Joseph
Question: Running RPM

Joseph

I don't know if anyone else has had this problem but after the trimmer is running it seems like it is choked back and not getting full power. Something like the air fuel ratio isn't right. When the trim is tilted on its side it picks up speed but goes right back to normal when placed upright. Is there a fix for this?
Paul
Reply: Running RPM

Paul

Mine acts similarly, never getting up to power. I tried new fuel and a new plug. It only has 2 hours on it. I have had it for over a year so it is out of warranty. Lowes says that they hear this a lot, but due to age, won't take it back. I bought it, but never used it so it was new in the box a year later. They say some just do it. My bet is a carb adjustment, but the EPA says no evidently.
george
Question: Carburetor

george

I have the Ryobi es30 touch start. Does it take a special wrench to adjust the carburetor or how do you adjust it?
Mark
Reply: Carburetor

Mark

Hi George,

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.

I hope this helps with your repair!

-Mark
Mike
Reply: Carburetor

Mike

I took a Dremel tool and cut a slot in the adjustments so a small screw driver would fit, opened up the fuel a little and it's run great since.
BustedKnuckleAlec
Reply: Carburetor

BustedKnuckleAlec

For a price, the tool is available on Ebay.
kent
Question: Carburetor

kent

I have a ry29550, it will crank, but won't
stay running, is this something I could fix?
Mark
Reply: Carburetor

Mark

Hi Kent,

It sounds like the engine is not receiving enough fuel. Probably due to a carburetor that is plugged with dirt or old fuel. You can try removing it and cleaning it. A complete rebuild is difficult as Ryobi does not offer any parts for the carb. You might consider simply replacing the carb. It is part #308054013 and is available from http://www.ereplacementparts.com .

Good luck with your repair!

-Mark
DonM
Reply: Carburetor

DonM

I just bought a new RY29550 and have the same problem. When I hold the carb at half choke, it runs at what I would expect at full speed. No idle, No Running without manually manipulating the choke. Its new, less than two hours on the motor! Tired of messing with it.

Today, link removed site is down. No Service nor help links.

Not happy purchasing my first Ryobi and considering returning it as a lemon.

DonM
greg johnston
Question: Starting

greg johnston

I tried to start the weedeater with the push button start but it just spins it doesn't seem to engage the same thing happens when you pull the cord could you help me with this please?
steve
Reply: Starting

steve

I am having the same problem. I took mine apart and the screw that holds it all together has come loose. I have purchased a new screw and new housing, but the problem still exists. The screw comes loose when the electric start is engaged.
marty martin
Question: Gas Tank Lines

marty martin

How do I repair loose lines at gas tank?
The lines going into gas tank are loose.
Mark
Reply: Gas Tank Lines

Mark

Hi Marty,

I am guessing that you are referring to where the lines pass through the tank? If so the best bet is to just simply replace the lines. Over time the fuel line will break down and sometimes even shrink a little. Since the line forms its own gasket at the tank it may begin to leak fuel when the line becomes old and damaged.

I hope this helps with your repair!

-Mark
Penelope
Question: Line

Penelope

Hi, I have just moved and there's a Ryobi trimmer that came with the house. The line is individual pieces with a head or ball at the end, red. I have been unable to locate them and my yard is starting to resemble a jungle..please help.
BustedKnuckleAlec
Reply: Line

BustedKnuckleAlec

A regular spool of string should work, just measure and cut to length.
GARY BAKER
Question: CRANK CORD

GARY BAKER

where do you see the crank cord I see it but after tear down, I seem unable to get to it the crank cord.
stan
Reply: CRANK CORD

stan

I can't figure out how to access the starter assembly. Can you please help?
Mark
Reply: CRANK CORD

Mark

Hi Gary and Stan,

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
Roger Beall
Question: Choke Lever???

Roger Beall

I have a Ryobi RY 29550 weedeater...the Lever that is to be flipped for to Choke the Carb broke shortly after buying it. IS that Lever available that fits on the end of Carb. Choke Shaft?

Also, the Metal Grommet that the line passes thru on the Weedeater Head that slides up and down in the housing...IS it Available as well?

Please let me know of WHAT to do here...
My E-Mail: Bass75052 at Yahoo dot com

Thanks Alot!
Roger Beall
Mark
Reply: Choke Lever???

Mark

Hi Roger, The choke lever is sold as part of the carburetor. The carburetor is part #308054013. The string eyelets are included with the trimmer head housing assembly. It is part #308827002. Both of these parts are available from http://www.ereplacementparts.com. Good luck with your repair! -Mark
Brian
Question: Gas Line

Brian

My gas line wore out and broke off. It looks like C16 is the part I will need?? Is this a fix I could do on my own?
Mark
Reply: Gas Line

Mark

Hi Brian, You are correct. The fuel tank assembly will come with the needed fuel lines. It is item #16, part #308181012 and is available from http://www.ereplacementparts.com. This should be a pretty straight forward repair. Make a note of where the fuel lines are connected so you can replace them in the correct locations. Good luck with your repair! -Mark
Patrick
Reply: Gas Line

Patrick

You are correct C16 is exactly the part your looking for! You can definitely do this one on your own! Just remember the fuel filter on the end of the pickup line!



Patrick
inneedofpart
Question: Shaft

inneedofpart

I need the shaft piece that goes from the top shaft to the removable bottom shaft. It is a small piece that connects the two and it is stripped out. Do you have or know the name of part?
Patrick
Reply: Shaft

Patrick

Hi there! Unfortunately the part in question is not sold separately, and is part of the lower straight shaft assembly. Ive included the part number you will need if you would like to order the lower straight shaft assembly.

Part number 308035011


Hope this helps!
Jimmy
Reply: Shaft

Jimmy

Looks like B5 I also need the same part if that is the clamp we need!!
Just bought a new Ryobi trimmer RY29550 and it will Start, warms up, does not idle, and dies off after I squeeze the trigger. I'm amazed how easy it starts. However, after two or three minutes (way too long) for the motor warm up, I can only reach running speed with manipulation at about 1/2 choke. It's impossible to reach an idle even after the idle screw is turned all the way in. I have searched throughout the internet for a repair guide, no luck. I tried link removed and only found the site was down.

This is a bad feeling from my first Ryobi purchase. Unless something pops up to help, this lemon is going back to HD.

DonM.
UtahAV
Reply: Ryobi RY29550 Starts, Won't Idle...

UtahAV

Hi dmmahone,

With the trimmer being brand new I would guess that the carburetor needs to be tuned. The manufacture sets the carb to operate at sea level. The higher in altitude your house is from sea level, the more likely you are to need the carb adjusted. I would suggest having a small engine shop, such as a lawn mower repair shop, take a look at it. Most will only charge a small fee or might even make the adjustment for free. If you don't already know how to tune a carb it probably isn't something you want to do yourself as you can easily damage or even ruin the engine if you adjust carb and run the engine with the mixture too lean.

If you end up returning the trimmer I would suggest looking at a new trimmer from a local lawn and garden equipment dealer. You will pay a little more than what you will find at the home center but you will likely get a better trimmer and much better service. Most lawn and garden equipment retailers cater to the pro's but most also have a few models geared towards homeowners. You will usually find entry level models manufactured by the same companies that manufacture for the professional lawn care market. A good shop will help you find a trimmer that fits your budget and needs. They will set it up and tune it before it leaves their shop. In fact I often tell our customers that if you bought a gas powered tool and it was still in the box when you took it home, you bought it from the wrong place...

Good luck!

-UtahAV
-Mark
This trimmer has been nothing but a headache since I bought it. The battery does not hold a charge, the charger does not tell me if the battery is fully charged, and I had to replace the starter motor. Now I'm having problems with the primer bulb. I rate this trimmer as a "0"!
Dan S
Review: Ryobi - RY29550 RY 29550
1 star
Dan S
Piece of junk. It would not run after two months of use. It was in the shop for warranty repair for three months. I was told that it was waiting for parts from China. They replaced the short block. It worked today for about an hour then died. It is in for warranty repair again. I was told it may take a month or two. I contacted Ryobi customer service. I was told that if it is not repairable, including the short block, since January 1, 2010, then it would be replace with a refurbished unit. That will probably take over a month. This product is a piece of junk and Ryobi doesn't care about your inconvenience due to their shoddy workmanship and feels that you should not be unhappy while the product sits in the shop waiting for repairs. Their attempt at customer satisfaction ranks even lower than this product. Save your money and patience. Avoid this trimmer at all cost.
Rich
Reply: Ryobi - RY29550 RY 29550

Rich

I forgot to mention that the shaft which supports the rod (and bearing) to the piston was also ground into by loose metal pieces and those same or additional pieces jammed the piston which in turn locked up the pull cord for manual starting. note: they jammed between the rod end (and bearing) and the crankcase cover.
Reading other peoples' problems, I would rate this trimmer as poor.
Sept 1, 2010
Rich Jr
Reply: Ryobi - RY29550 RY 29550

Rich Jr


RY29550 trimmer ran very loud from the moment I first used it, July2008. I replaced it with an electric trimmer and didn't use the Ryobi until this season. Couldn't pull the cord to start. It was stuck or jammed. Took the crankcase cover off and found the pieces of metal. Appears to be ball bearings from the crankcase cover bearing support. Called Ryobi, they said "you're out of the 2 year warranty, sorry. Nothing we can do."
Me too, except tell my story and effect their sales. Sept 4, 2010
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