Because of the the low cost of the 308054013 carburetor. The manufacture does not supply parts for it. However if have seen some primmer bulb kits in some of the big box stores. You can also try a local small engine repair center in your area to see if the can match on up for you.
Reply: Primmer Bulb
Lowes' sells a fuel line repair kit that has a bulb that is a perfect fit for the ry30530. The kit # is 49MFLRKK953. It also includes a fuel filter, a length of low permeation fuel line and a fuel line connector. I used this kit to replace my bulb, fuel line and fuel filter.
i'm with you. mine is stripped. i've tried to just put the parts together from generic pieces at hardware store but no luck. let me know if you find a solution.... randalfrye@gmail
CLASP NEEDED as well... Seems like a sham that you cannot just order a piece that needs replacement often?
If your talking about the clasp at the end of the boom assembly, I am sorry but this the only way the manufacture sales it. Here is an image of the boom assembly, let me know if this is what your talking about.
The clutch works with centrifugal force. When the engine rpm's are increased the outer shoes on the clutch move outward and contact the clutch drum which is where the cable or shaft attaches. This causes the drum and therefore the cable to spin. When the rpm's are reduced the spring on the clutch pulls the shoes away from the drum and the cable stops spinning.
I know that you have already looked at a few different possible causes that would prevent the head from spinning so some of these won't apply but the following is a list of common problems that would keep the head from spinning.
Damaged ends on the cable where it meets the clutch drum and head or gearbox.
Broken gears in gearbox if your model uses one. (Straight shaft - yes, Curved shaft -no).
I recently purchased the parts to replace my starter pull string assembly. All the diagrams are not very clear to where the three clamps that hold it in place go. We have tried every way possible but the assembly will not fit down far enough to put it back together. Are there more directions I can obtain?
Apparently there is none as I was unable to find one either. Being a firm believer that every engine needs some sort of filter, foam or otherwise, I cut a piece of scrap foam I had from a filter for a Briggs and Stratton engine to fit over the carb inlet inside the raised odd shaped rectangle. It is held tightly in place by the air box cover. When it needs replacing, I just cut another piece from the foam piece.
I need a compatible tool for this carb to adjust it. I cannot find one or a part number. As compared with other carbs, it looks like part of the carb is missing, referencing others found on ebay. I do not know if these are one in the same.
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...
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.
Unfortunately the manufacture does not offer the primer bulb separately for your trimmer so you would have to replace the carb. Part #308054013. On advantage is the new carb will probably also make the engine easier to start and run better.
Reply: CS30 Ryobi Trimmer
Try doing a search on eBay for "Zama C1U", as that's probably the carb you have, and some listings will pop up for kits, complete carbs and primer bulbs. They run from $3.50 to $5.50 not including shipping so shop wisely
Reply: CS30 Ryobi Trimmer
The answer you got fron "mark" is not correct,I replace these all the time, look on the top of the carb,the palte with the 4 screws holds the primer bulb,these can be removed with the carb on the unit,unscrew this plate and punch the bulb out of the plate, go to a local shop near you and they can match it up for you(make sure it is exact or it will leak gas when priming. Mark must work for someone selling new carburators. TKX,Roy.
One year old trimmer, the starter housing assembly melted down while in use, causing the unit to split in two pieces, falling to the ground with the engine still running. Wrote to Ryobi but never got an answer. I will not recommend this product to any of my friends. I will keep what is left of this product as a piece of a museum.
My trimmer is only about 4 months old and already there are several things wrong with it. The primer bulb is cracked along with the hoses from the gas tank to the carburetor. Also the yellow start/run lever cracked and is unusable. I used to have to rig the lever by using pliers. But now with the other problems I can't use it anymore until i replace the defective parts. Now reading these other posts I found out I will have to purchase a whole new carb assembly and not just the bulb. I do not recommend this product. I should have listened to another customer at the store when I bought it and purchased an Echo instead. He warned me about the piece of crap I was buying. I just thought Ryobi was better than this.
Last fathers day I recieved a new Ryobi string Trimmer from my children and wife. The thing never has run right with the throttle, but runs OK in the start position. I have new fuel, the filter is clean the plug is new. Now it wont stay running in the run position at all. Stuck with another lemon.J
the worst I have ever had!!! Stringing problems big time..I have lost one of the "O" rings to the housing that the strings flowthrough what a piece of crap! What design engineer decided that these "O" rings are necessary in the first place? I am taking it back and never owniong another Ryoibi product period.
I've lost one of the metal grommets also. Cost around $30 for a complete link removed just buy a grommet.
Reply: Ryobi - RY30530
This site sells just the housing with the cover for $8.09, shipping was a little over $5 by US mail. Same thing happened to mine, son lost one, ordered housing, back in business. I kept the old housing, cover and eyelet for spares.