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 Ryobi SS30 (RY30040) Straight Shaft String Trimmer Parts

Upper Shaft Assembly
Engine Assembly
     
Upper Shaft Assembly
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 Fig # Img Part Name Availability Price
A1
Spark Plug
Spark Plug
Part #: 870174001
In stock
25+ available
 $5.80
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A
Operator's Manual
Part #: 983000686
Backorder:
No ETA.
 $1.52
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C1
Expand-It Label
Expand-It Label
Part #: 985165001
In stock
2 available
 $0.99
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C2
Warning Decal
Warning Decal
Part #: 984032002
Ships in 9 - 15 business days
 $0.99
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C3
Straight Shaft Assembly
Straight Shaft Assembly
Part #: 000998240
In stock
2 available
 $21.66
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C4
Grass Deflector Assembly
Grass Deflector Assembly Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: 984443004
Discontinued
N/A
C5
Flanged Washer
Flanged Washer
Part #: 678011002
In stock
25+ available
 $4.54
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C6
Stringhead Adapter
Stringhead Adapter
Part #: 678019002
Note: Left-Hand Threaded
In stock
25+ available
 $3.99
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C7
Screw (1/4-20 X 1-1/4 In.)
Screw (1/4-20 X 1-1/4 In.)
Part #: 983379078
In stock
4 available
 $3.99
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C8
Gear Head
Gear Head
Part #: 308210009
In stock
24 available
 $16.43
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C9
Screw (1/4-20 X 1-1/4 In.)
Screw (1/4-20 X 1-1/4 In.)
Part #: 983381007
In stock
11 available
 $1.13
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C10
String Guard Clamp
String Guard Clamp
Part #: PS04420
In stock
25+ available
 $3.99
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C11
Screw (10-24 X 5/8 In.)
Screw (10-24 X 5/8 In.)
Part #: 983774003
In stock
25+ available
 $3.99
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C12
Spool Retainer (Red-LH Thread)
Spool Retainer (Red-LH Thread)
Part #: 308042003
In stock
25+ available
 $12.26
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C13
Housing And Eyelet
Housing And Eyelet
Part #: 099068001005
In stock
25+ available
 $6.68
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C14
Stringhead-Complete (.095")
Stringhead-Complete (.095")
Part #: 000998265
In stock
25+ available
 $22.86
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C15
String Head Assembly
String Head Assembly
Part #: UP04650A
In stock
25+ available
 $15.44
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C16
Spring
Spring
Part #: 06713
In stock
25+ available
 $3.99
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C17
Spacer
Spacer
Part #: 518367001
In stock
6 available
 $3.99
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Engine Assembly
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 Fig # Img Part Name Availability Price
A2
Starting/Primer Label
Starting/Primer Label
Part #: 986178001
In stock
3 available
 $3.99
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A3
Air Filter Cover
Air Filter Cover
Part #: 308207002
In stock
25+ available
 $3.99
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A4
Air Filter
Air Filter
Part #: 5687301
In stock
25+ available
 $4.59
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A5
Starter Grip
Starter Grip
Part #: PS06114
In stock
2 available
 $0.85
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A6
Model Label (SS30)
Model Label (SS30)
Part #: 985163001
In stock
1 available
 $0.99
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A7
Fuel Cap 2" Dia.
Fuel Cap 2" Dia.
Part #: 300758006
In stock
25+ available
 $6.86
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A8
Throttle Cable Clip
Throttle Cable Clip
Part #: 638133002
In stock
5 available
 $3.99
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A9
Screw (M4 X 1.75 X 16 Pan Hd.)
Screw (M4 X 1.75 X 16 Pan Hd.)
Part #: 660734001
In stock
3 available
 $2.99
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A10
Logo Plate
Logo Plate
Part #: 985157001
Ships in 9 - 15 business days
 $0.86
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A11
Warning Decal
Warning Decal
Part #: 984032002
Ships in 9 - 15 business days
 $0.99
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A12
Upper Boom And Cable Assembly (Fits Models CS 30 And SS 30)
Upper Boom And Cable Assembly (Fits Models CS 30 And SS 30) Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: 000998353
Discontinued
N/A
A13
Handle Assembly (W/Out Screws)
Handle Assembly (W/Out Screws)
Part #: 985382001
In stock
8 available
 $11.05
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A14
Screw (10-14 x 1 in.)
Screw (10-14 x 1 in.)
Part #: 82589
In stock
16 available
 $1.99
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A15
Trigger Lock
Trigger Lock
Part #: PS06258
In stock
5 available
 $3.99
Add To Cart
A16
Trigger
Trigger
Part #: PS06259
In stock
15 available
 $3.99
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A17
Spring, Throttle
Spring, Throttle
Part #: UP03210
In stock
2 available
 $3.99
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A18
Sleeve
Sleeve
Part #: PS00180
In stock
2 available
 $2.25
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A19
Ring Guard
Ring Guard
Part #: 985251001
Ships in 9 - 15 business days
 $1.13
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A20
Throttle Cable Assembly
Throttle Cable Assembly
Part #: 308439001
In stock
25+ available
 $4.86
Add To Cart
A21
Fastener Parts Kit
Fastener Parts Kit Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: PA00249
Discontinued
N/A
A22
Front Handle Assembly (CS30 And SS30)
Front Handle Assembly (CS30 And SS30)
Part #: 308472001
In stock
20 available
 $9.61
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A23
Hex Nut (BC)
Hex Nut (BC)
Part #: 81242
In stock
4 available
 $2.99
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A24
Washer (BC)
Washer (BC)
Part #: 678013001
In stock
4 available
 $2.99
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A25
Handle Bar Clamp
Handle Bar Clamp
Part #: 099075001007
Note: Quantity of 2 needed for whole clamp
In stock
13 available
 $2.99
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A26
Screw (BC)
Screw (BC)
Part #: 82496
In stock
6 available
 $3.99
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A27
Screw-Hex Hd. (1/4-20 X 1 1/2")
Screw-Hex Hd. (1/4-20 X 1 1/2")
Part #: 82278
In stock
3 available
 $3.99
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A28
"J" Handle And Grip (BC)
"J" Handle And Grip (BC)
Part #: A08130
In stock
9 available
 $7.67
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A29
Lock Washer (BC)
Lock Washer (BC)
Part #: 83009
In stock
5 available
 $3.99
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A30
Shoulder Strap (BC)
Shoulder Strap (BC)
Part #: 308487001
Backorder:
Unavailable until 05/25/2016
 $13.50
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A31
Hanger Cap
Hanger Cap
Part #: 099078001039
In stock
25+ available
 $1.13
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B1
Short Block Assembly
Short Block Assembly
Part #: 984867001
In stock
2 available
 $73.84
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B2
Muffler Assembly
Muffler Assembly Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: 985869001
Discontinued
N/A
B3
Muffler Gasket
Muffler Gasket
Part #: 900994006
In stock
6 available
 $3.99
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B4
Heat Shield (Cat.)
Heat Shield (Cat.)
Part #: 984743001
In stock
3 available
 $3.99
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B5
Screw, Truss Hd. - (10-24 X 2.188)
Screw, Truss Hd. - (10-24 X 2.188)
Part #: PS03999
In stock
25+ available
 $2.99
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B6
Carburetor Mounting Bolt
Carburetor Mounting Bolt
Part #: 660346002
In stock
7 available
 $2.99
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B7
Intake Gasket
Intake Gasket
Part #: 985248001
In stock
11 available
 $3.99
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B8
Heat Dam
Heat Dam
Part #: 985430001
In stock
8 available
 $3.63
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B9
Lock Nut Hx 10-24
Lock Nut Hx 10-24
Part #: 81208
Note: Torque Specs: 30-40 In/Lbs; 3.4-4.5 Nm
In stock
21 available
 $3.99
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B10
Screw (Torx Pan Hd. Sems)
Screw (Torx Pan Hd. Sems)
Part #: 093221
In stock
7 available
 $2.99
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B11
Carburetor Gasket
Carburetor Gasket
Part #: 984834001
In stock
9 available
 $3.99
Add To Cart
B12
Carburetor Gasket
Carburetor Gasket
Part #: 9071103
In stock
25+ available
 $4.54
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B13
Spacer
Spacer Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: 984738001
Discontinued
N/A
B14
Screen
Screen Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: 984753001
Discontinued
N/A
B15
Air Box Base
Air Box Base
Part #: 985530002
In stock
8 available
 $3.99
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B16
Complete Starter Assembly
Complete Starter Assembly Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: 985544001
Note: Includes figures 36,38,40-43, and 47
Discontinued
N/A
B17
Rubber Tubing (2 In.)
Rubber Tubing (2 In.)
Part #: 0143908
In stock
25+ available
 $3.41
Add To Cart
B18
Clip
Clip
Part #: 6970001
In stock
25+ available
 $3.41
Add To Cart
B19
Carburetor
Carburetor
Part #: 985893001
In stock
25+ available
 $53.93
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B20
Gasket
Gasket
Part #: 900954001
In stock
25+ available
 $0.85
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B21
Fuel Tank W/Cap Assembly
Fuel Tank W/Cap Assembly
Part #: 308181003
Note: Includes Fuel Filter and Fuel Lines
In stock
25+ available
 $10.45
Add To Cart
B22
Gasket
Gasket
Part #: 984747001
In stock
18 available
 $3.99
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B23
Bumper
Bumper
Part #: 98792
Ships in 9 - 15 business days
 $0.85
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B24
Lead W/Terminals
Lead W/Terminals
Part #: A06964
In stock
1 available
 $3.99
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B25
Lead
Lead
Part #: A06963
In stock
3 available
 $3.99
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B26
Screw (8-32 X 1 In. Torx Pan Hd.)
Screw (8-32 X 1 In. Torx Pan Hd.)
Part #: 82540
Note: Torque Specs: 30-40 In/Lbs; 3.4-4.5 Nm
In stock
3 available
 $2.99
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B27
Ignition Module (W/ 3 Sec.)
Ignition Module (W/ 3 Sec.)
Part #: 850080001
In stock
25+ available
 $27.45
Add To Cart
B28
Air Purge Bulb
Air Purge Bulb
Part #: 01183
In stock
25+ available
 $7.87
Add To Cart
B29
Screw (10-24 X 3/4 In. Pan Hd. Torx)
Screw (10-24 X 3/4 In. Pan Hd. Torx)
Part #: 984812001
In stock
15 available
 $2.27
Add To Cart
B30
Clutch Plate (Sold Individually)
Clutch Plate (Sold Individually) Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: 00242
Discontinued
N/A
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B31
Washer
Washer
Part #: PS05268
In stock
6 available
 $3.99
Add To Cart
B32
Washer
Washer
Part #: 638090001
In stock
19 available
 $3.99
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B33
Spacer
Spacer
Part #: PS05267
In stock
7 available
 $3.99
Add To Cart
B34
Drum And Connector
Drum And Connector
Part #: 308177001
Note: Torque Specs: 40-50 In/Lbs; 4.5-5.6 Nm
In stock
25+ available
 $13.27
Add To Cart
B35
Rotor W/Starter Pawl
Rotor W/Starter Pawl
Part #: 300952002
In stock
25+ available
 $19.90
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B36
Starter Pulley
Starter Pulley
Part #: 308374001
In stock
25+ available
 $9.78
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B37
Piston W/Pin
Piston W/Pin Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: 985872001
Discontinued
N/A
B38
Spring & Container
Spring & Container
Part #: 638033001
In stock
25+ available
 $3.99
Add To Cart
B39
Clip
Clip
Part #: 6969901
In stock
17 available
 $2.99
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B40
Rope-Starter
Rope-Starter Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: 9789904
Discontinued
N/A
B41
Starter Grip
Starter Grip
Part #: PS06114
In stock
2 available
 $0.85
Add To Cart
B42
Baffle
Baffle
Part #: 984837001
In stock
7 available
 $3.99
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B43
Screw-Thread Form (8-16 X 1/2")
Screw-Thread Form (8-16 X 1/2")
Part #: 82543
Note: Torque Specs: 15-25 In/Lbs; 1.7-2.8 Nm
In stock
7 available
 $2.99
Add To Cart
B44
Screw (10-14 X .875 In. THD. Form.)
Screw (10-14 X .875 In. THD. Form.)
Part #: 82537
In stock
10 available
 $0.85
Add To Cart
B45
Rear Housing
Rear Housing
Part #: 984829001
In stock
2 available
 $8.22
Add To Cart
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B46
Screw (ST-155)
Screw (ST-155)
Part #: 82538
In stock
14 available
 $2.99
Add To Cart
B47
Starter Housing W/Eyelet
Starter Housing W/Eyelet Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: PA01641
Discontinued
N/A
B48
Screw (6-20 X .25 In. Tri-Lobular) Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: 984759001
Discontinued
N/A
B49
Outlet Tube (Exhaust)
Outlet Tube (Exhaust) Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: 985596001
Discontinued
N/A
B50
Piston W/Pin
Piston W/Pin Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: 985872001
Discontinued
N/A
B51
Piston Ring 30CC
Piston Ring 30CC
Part #: 690161005
In stock
25+ available
 $2.99
Add To Cart
B52
Retaining Ring
Retaining Ring Obsolete - Not Available
Part #: 65261
Discontinued
N/A
B53
Piston Pin
Piston Pin
Part #: 00238A
In stock
2 available
 $0.99
Add To Cart
B54
Connecting Rod Assembly
Connecting Rod Assembly
Part #: PA00190
In stock
2 available
 $7.28
Add To Cart
B55
Tank Insulation Gasket
Tank Insulation Gasket
Part #: 900999002
In stock
22 available
 $3.99
Add To Cart
B56
Bumper
Bumper
Part #: 570549001
In stock
25+ available
 $3.99
Add To Cart
B57
Cylinder, 30CC
Cylinder, 30CC
Part #: 640841008
In stock
2 available
 $46.77
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B58
Cylinder Gasket
Cylinder Gasket
Part #: 900953001
Ships in 9 - 15 business days
 $3.99
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B59
Screw (12-24 X 5/8 In.)
Screw (12-24 X 5/8 In.)
Part #: PS02807
In stock
7 available
 $1.99
Add To Cart

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charley992002
Question: Won't Start New Parts Installed

charley992002

Hey there, I have a Ryobi SS30 straight shaft trimmer. I replaced the fuel tank because it was leaking along with the fuel lines and cap, the spark plug, ignition coil and air filter I bought from link removed. I got a new carburetor from the other guys cause ereplacement didn't have them. The trimmer has always been hard to start, so I start with the fuel tank and plug. Got mad and broke the plug wire, so I get a new coil. Still no start, so I get a new carb. What is wrong??????? HELP
ShotOut
Reply: Won't Start New Parts Installed

ShotOut

Hi Charley If your machine is older, it may have compression issues. There may be an excess buildup of carbon inside the engine. You could possibly have a stuck piston ring(s), which lowers compression making starting difficult.
You may also have a clogged spark arrestor screen inside the muffler, which chokes the machine. Check that and also check to see if the muffler is clogged. If you remove the muffler, you can check for a stuck or carboned up piston ring through the exhaust port. Use a good strong light and a small screwdriver and see if you can wiggle the ring at all once you have it in position to check it.
charley992002
Reply: Won't Start New Parts Installed

charley992002

Thank you will try that this afternoon.
ShotOut
Reply: Won't Start New Parts Installed

ShotOut

Charley, Did you set the air-gap properly on your new coil. It should be around .008"-.010" from the coil leg to the flywheel magnet...about the same thickness as a standard business card. A card works great as a gauge tool by the way!
charley992002
Reply: Won't Start New Parts Installed

charley992002

Muffler and arrester screen good. Compression at 90 psi, check spark with spark tester, getting spark. Pulled spark plug laid over the hole, gave a couple of three pulls and had fire shoot out the hole. Pulled the coil out to check the gap between magnets on flywheel and coil, do you know the gap size. A video said about the thickness of a business card WTF does that mean? Could the gap be that critical that the spark is not hot enough? Feel like an old fool chasing a young girl and still not getting satisfaction.
charley992002
Reply: Won't Start New Parts Installed

charley992002

Sorry your post was not visible when I replied earlier. OK so business card or feeler gauge, I have an idea of the correct gap. The magnets on the magneto/flywheel were very dirty, so cleaned them off with a rag and some aerosol cleaner. Will assemble the damn thing later this evening. Hell I own a motorcycle repair shop and this POS is making me looney. I put the Pivotrim head on it a couple of years ago, can do the entire yard without the string breaking or getting balled up inside the bump spool. That is why I want to salvage this thing, when it runs it does the job. The born on date was 08-04, August 2004 maybe, I got this thing used a long time ago, the sticker since peel off that had the exact model on it. I understand the s shaped clutch plates are no longer available. maybe somone on eBay has some knock-offs somewhere.
javierxcanaless
Question: Switch

javierxcanaless

Where Can i Get a Switch , the One that says Run , Start .
its yellow , and it broke off .
i was wondering where i can find a place in phoenix, az to replace it .
1296691
Question: Gas Trimmer Ryobi Ss30

1296691

hey there guys . I m trying to figure this one out . got the gas trimmer , replaced fuel tank, ignition module, spark plug . after assembling unit back have tried bunch of time to get it going again . string wont pull !!!
several times I've taken it apart checked on parts if I they are right where they should be . clutch plates , starter pulley , rotor, motor is not seized I m able to move piston up/down by turning rotor -
when I removed the clutch plates and cover I m able to pull string fine so I m guessing the spring container its fine . what could be the issue ??????? :confused:
roperdoug
Question: Repair

roperdoug

I have this carb on a Ryobi I'm rebuilding. It's similar to a WYL Carb but I discovered that the jet assembly does not come out. I put a stiff wire down the tube and pushed. I may have done illreparable damage to it. I could not find a video on this carb. Unless you have on I'll be saving to purchase this carb along with some gasket. I have the rebuild kit for it.
mickgard
Question: Replacing String

mickgard

I have an ss30 with the "easy" replace string head. I have replaced string before with no problem bur now the string will not feed through the head. I have it lined up properly but cannot get it to feed through. I went to buy a new head but the local home depot does not have the same replacement head and I don't see one on this site. Suggestions?
WJA
Reply: Replacing String

WJA

Hello mickgard,

Ryobi has two different complete stringheads for the SS30 one is the 000998265 and the other is the UP04650A. I don't see that we carry the Easy Replacement Stringhead by Ryobi. The one we do provide is the Shindaiwa 78890-30000 SpeedFeed Head. Which is loaded the same way as the head that you are speaking of.

Hope this helps,
-WJA
1056524
Reply: Replacing String

1056524

If you have the same easy feed head I have where you just puss a button and feed some line through . I had to take mine apart because the line got burs on it inside !
Markap
Question: Engine Screws

Markap

My trimmer tried to self destruct when one of the 3 bolts holding the cylinder to the case sheared off while using the trimmer. These bolts are 5.5mm and only 5 & 6mm are generally available. Any idea where to get one of these little bolts?
Jwood
Question: Ss30

Jwood

My ryobi starts fine and runs good but it has a loud squeal at start up. Can anyone tell me why.
georgie007
Question: Ryobi Ss30

georgie007

my ryobi starts fine, but will not stay on steadily. If I leave it on no. 2, it will work. Once I go to the third lever, it stops.
I don't have a filter. Could that cause the trimmer to not perform as it should.
Also, I am missing the bumer head knob, bumper. I just have the spool and a red nut securing it to the assembly.
WJA
Reply: Ryobi Ss30

WJA

Hello georgie007,

Without the 98760 filter. Your carburetor probably has debris in it and may be clogging some of the fuel pathways in the carburetor. Here is a link to an article and video on how to properly clean your carb. How to Clean a 2 Cycle Engine Carburetor. For the other parts you need, take a look the parts diagram and determine what parts you need.

Hope this helps,
-WJA
1118880
Question: Clutch And Drum Assy

1118880

My trimmer head stopped turning. The upper and lower shaft assy are good(cable not broken) I've taken the drum and clutch off. The clutch is the old type with a spring holding the 3 sections together. One of my questions is, is the drum suppose to have some type of lining on the inside for the clutch to make contact with and turn the cable? Or is it metal to metal? The inside of the drum has a lip on the side closest to the starter, there were no pieces of any material, but it seems something was there, it was like a black caked up substance. Thanks in advance for any assistance. Rjmartin41
WJA
Reply: Clutch And Drum Assy

WJA

Hello Rjmartin41,

The clutch drum part number, 308177001 has no lining on the inside for the 300960002 to make contact with. As you said it is just metal to metal, and after a while, most likely the clutch drum will wear out, and need replacement.

-WJA
WJA
Reply: Clutch And Drum Assy

WJA

Hello Rjmartin41,

The clutch drum part number, 308177001 has no lining on the inside for the 300960002 to make contact with. As you said it is just metal to metal, and after a while, most likely the clutch drum will wear out, and need replacement.

-WJA
1144663
Question: Primer Bulb

pepq105

Doesn't someone make a replacement Primer Bulb for this thing?
The part is removeable but there is no way I'm buying a new carb.
WJA
Reply: Primer Bulb

WJA

Hello 1144663,

Try ordering part number, 01183 air purge bulb. Item number 28 on the parts diagram.

-WJA
pepq105
Reply: Primer Bulb

pepq105

Item #28 on the diagram is a screw?
WJA
Reply: Primer Bulb

WJA

Hello pepq105,

I apologize, the part number 01183 is on page 2, item number 28 on the parts diagram for the model number Ryobi SS30 (RY30043) and on Ryobi SS30 (RY30040) . For the rest of the models if you look at part number 561635001 primer. It should work for those carburetors

-WJA
EngineRepair
Reply: Primer Bulb

EngineRepair

YES!!!! Home Depot has a Ryobi replacement fuel line kit which also has the primer bulb within. I purchased on this morning for $6 and change.




QUOTE=pepq105;75978>Doesn't someone make a replacement Primer Bulb for this thing?
The part is removeable but there is no way I'm buying a new carb."
filament72
Question: Ryobi Starter

filament72

I have an issue with my ss30 starter. I followed the video on repair of the srping but the tension seems to be the wrong direction to pull the string back in into the housing and upon pull it does not engage. seems everything is backwards.

In order for the spring to feel as though there is any tension I am turning the pulley counter clockwise but this then pulls the pull string to the right side upon recoil. any help?
1148844
Reply: Ryobi Starter

1148844

I just replaced the cord in my SS30 weedeater and the video picture showing the big spring is not accurate. The metal plate that the big spring is wound in has to be facing you and the naked spring turned facing down toward the cover. That will allow you to put the spool and cord on top of that and wind clockwise about 4 or 5 turns to get the proper retracting tension... hope this helps.
If anything else please ask....
1033273
Question: None

1033273

I have a SS30 Ryobi weedeater. The carburetor was disassembled by someone else for cleaning. I have 2 gaskets that obviously go together. One is regular gasket material and the other one is a real thin film gasket.

I need to know which one goes on the side next to the main carburetor body and which one goes nearest the small part where the priming bulb is mounted? The parts breakdown has no detail on this installation.

Thanks in advance.

Eddie
WJA
Reply: None

WJA

Hello Eddie,

The thinnest of the two is placed on the main carburetor body. Make sure the holes all match up correctly. And the thicker of the two is placed closer to the primer bulb.

Hope this helps,
-WJA
cascotc
Reply: None

cascotc

This is exactly what I needed, Thank You for taking time to respond.

Regards,
Eddie
I have replaced the fuel line as I thought the fuel wasn't getting to the carb, also cleaned the jets. Now I notice that when I press the primer bulb I can see a bubble of air that I've never noticed before. Any ideas?
Thanks
WJA
Reply: Won't Start Without Fuel Poured ...

WJA

Hello NikNik,

We have a couple of articles and videos that I hope will help you with your problems.

How to Clean a 2 Cycle Engine Carburetor

How to Replace Fuel Lines on 2 Cycle Engines

Hope this helps,
-WJA
MikeH
Question: Head Not Turning

MikeH

I recently replaced the Upper Shaft(Upper boom assy.) on my SS30, but now when I try to use it, the head on the lower shaft does not turn unless I push the lower shaft past the locking point. Any ideas?
JP3
Question: Lower Shaft

JP3

I can no longer unscrew the part to replace the string. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
Fast96
Question: Carb Issue

Fast96

I have a 7 year old Ryobi trimmer, the last couple of years I had to run it at half choke to use it at all. It finally stopped running at all. With the help of google, I ended up here. I had already replaced the fuel lines with 3/32" Tygon from my local tractor shop. And I cleaned the carb, the screen was clogged with old fuel line, blew it out but did not remove the mixture screws. It would run but still needed some choke, and would not run without it.
That's when I came here. Got brave enough to remove the carb again and removed the mixture screws, cleaned out the jets with carb cleaner. Reassembled and adjusted, it now runs and idles like new, actually better.
Thank You
Dan-fast96
KD0013
Reply: Carb Issue

KD0013

I have the same problem. How do I clean the jets and remove the mixture screws?
bhound
Question: Throttle Spring

bhound

location for thrttle spring mine poped out
bhound
Reply: Throttle Spring

bhound

for a ryobi ss30 straight shaft string trimmer.
LSUinSLC
Question: Ryobi SS30 Trimmer

LSUinSLC

The pull rope does not seem to engage. It will recoil on its own but it is not "catching" and the engine will not turn over because of it. Any ideas?
UtahAV
Reply: Ryobi SS30 Trimmer

UtahAV

Hi LSUinSLC,

My guess is that one of two problems has occurred. First, the cogs on the starter pulley have worn down. With the cogs worn away they will no longer make contact with the dogs on the flywheel. Second, the flywheel dogs are no longer functioning properly. The dogs are hinged and may be stuck.

You will need to do some disassembly to find the exact cause of the starter issue. One of the trickier tasks when accessing the trimmer is removing the clutch. We have an article and video that will show you how. You can find it here...

How to Remove a Trimmer Clutch.

I hope this helps,

-UtahAV
-Mark
jsoriano
Question: Clutch Replacement

jsoriano

How do you replace the drum and connector
UtahAV
Reply: Clutch Replacement

UtahAV

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...

How to Remove a Trimmer Clutch : eReplacementParts.com

I hope this helps you with your repair!

-Mark
afinkoo7
Question: Carb Rebuild Kit

afinkoo7

Does ryobi or parts replacement make a carb rebuild kit?
WJA
Reply: Carb Rebuild Kit

WJA

Hello afinkoo7,

It looks like the manufacture does not furnish a carb kit for this model. You might want to remove and replace the gaskets that are available. And then clean the carb. Here is an article and video on carburetor care and cleaning. How to clean a two cycle engine carburetor.

Hope this helps,
WJA
How do I replace the fuel tank for ry30041A?
My SS30 has worked fairly flawlessly for a couple of years but then this summer I tried to start it and when I pulled the starter cord it was as if it was no longer connected to anything. I'd like to repair it but don't know what is causing the problem. Any ideas?
Jim
Question: Ss30 Re-assembly

Jim

how tight should the clutch plate be tightened? Should the washer behind it have free space or should the clutch plate butt up tight to it? Ryobi ss30
Tom
Question: Spacer Tube

Tom

I need to get the rotors paw assembly off. How do I remove the spacer tube?
Richard Ray
Question: Mixture Adjustment

Richard Ray

How do I adjust the high speed mixture?
Idle mix is fine.
It won't accept full throttle with a lot of coaxing.
Which of the two screws is high speed?
How do I get the tiny screw cover off the screw?
I have the knowledge to determine if it is too rich or two lean, and to find the best adjustment.
Is clockwise leaning the mixture or enrichening it.
My trimmer has less than one hour on it and has never run properly.
Thanks
volfan
Question: Rotor Pawl Assembly

volfan

I bought a replacement rotor for an SS30 trimmer. It doesn't look correct - it's about a half inch taller and at least a quarter inch smaller in diameter. I saw another post with about the same question, but no response. I didn't want to install it thinking I may need to return it. It sort of looks like the height might work out (but the other post said it interfered with the housing). And, regardless of the height issue, I question whether the smaller diameter will allow it to create an ignition spark through the magneto due to the wider gap between the magneto and the rotor. Any thoughts? Thanks for any help.
Jim
Question: SS30 Trimmer

Jim

I have taken the muffler off, but I do not see the screen that they say could be stopped up. It will not run except on half choke. The carb is very clean. I need help.
dan
Reply: SS30 Trimmer

dan

Hey there. You need to adjust the two fuel mixture screws on the side of the carb. One is a white knob and one is a red knob there side by side. The white nob is your primary mix. The red is the high speed. Pop both those covers off (white and red nob covers) it may take a little prying with some pliers and a flat head. Under each is the adjustment screw. You will need to back both of them out a turn or two. You'll just have to play with it till you get it right. Back the white one out a few turns first. Then the red one while it is running to get your high speed where it needs to be. I hope this helps.
IL. Jim
Reply: SS30 Trimmer

IL. Jim

I had the same experience.

The screen is located at the end of the muffler as mine is held on with three small screws, so no need to remove the muffler. ( my screen was clean, by the way ) I had already taken the carb apart and was soaking it in some lacquer thinner, being mindful not to immerse the yellow plastic choke control as I didn't know how the plastic would react to the solvent.

After soaking, I blew all the ports in the carb out with compressed air and re-assembled it. Somewhere on here it states that the jets for adjustment are special so that only "authorized" techs can adjust them. Using a Dremel, I cut a couple of shallow slots in the ends to the jets, so they could be adjusted just in case the carb cleaning didn't do the trick. (much easier to do this off of the unit and in a vice)

Using new fuel lines, I re-assembled the rest of the unit. It started first pull, yet didn't have any power and died when the throttle was actuated. I then adjusted the H jet out slightly. (my carb has a H and L stamped within proximity to the two jets and by out I mean counter clockwise just a few degrees.)

It runs like a champ! Something about having to buy a new carb really rubs me the wrong way as this trimmer is only 4 yrs old with no real "hard" work on it.
kevin
Question:

kevin

My Ryobi is fairly new. It starts right away, but when I run it on high it will conk out after 2 minutes. It starts right back up, but wont stay running on high. I have torn the carb down 3 times and I don't see any junk or varnish. The diaphragm is good, the muffler is not clogged. I can't figure what is wrong. Can I soak it overnight in carb cleaner? I don't want to replace carb if I don't have to. Am I missing something?
Andy C.
Reply:

Andy C.

Richen up the fuel mixture slightly (1/4-1/2 turn). The unburnt fuel helps cool the engine. If it starts and idles fine, do the high speed screw only. You can also remove and inspect the spark plug to confirm the diagnosis that the mixture is too lean.
Not sure how it happened. Haven't used the trimmer in a while. I prepared the gas mixture and was pouring it in when I noticed the gas tank was leaking. Looking further, I saw that one of the fuel lines is torn. I found the other piece of it inside the gas tank. I have no clue what could have done this. I don't see a fuel line in any of the diagrams.
james
Reply: The Fuel Line Is Broken, And I N...

james

Both fuel lines broke right at the gas tank. Can I buy just the fuel lines?
Andy C.
Reply: The Fuel Line Is Broken, And I N...

Andy C.

The fuel lines are poor quality, and deteriorate over time. I found replacement fuel line at the local auto parts store. Empty the gas tank, cut the fuel line off flush with the tank, then use a small punch to push the remaining fuel line into the tank. Dump the old fuel line out the filler neck. Thread the new fuel line through the holes in the plastic tank. The feed line to the carb will require that you reinstall the filter/ weight on the end, and it needs to be long enough to reach to the bottom of the gas tank. Push a lot of fuel line through, then fish it out of the filler neck to install the filter, and pull back through til the length is correct.
pepq105
Reply: The Fuel Line Is Broken, And I N...

pepq105

The fuel lines were never fuel grade lines, Fire hazard in the making
This is how Ryobi makes all there garbage.
What tool do I need to remove the drum and connector to get to the starter housing
Mike
Reply: How To Change Drum And Connector

Mike

You will need a T20 Torx Driver.
UtahAV
Reply: How To Change Drum And Connector

UtahAV

Hi Donald,

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...

How to Remove a Trimmer Clutch : eReplacementParts.com

I hope this helps you with your repair!

-Mark
wayne
Question: Pull Cord

wayne

Can the starting cord be replaced,on my trimmer?
jim
Question: Fuel Line Replacement

jim

Do you have a parts diagram of the carburetor?
Bernie
Question: Does

Bernie

I have a Ryobi ss30 trimmer that starts hard and will only run at half choke and dies when I go to the Run position. I replaced the fuel lines and filter and it still does the same thing. I'm thinking the diaphragm in the carb might be weak. Can I get a replacement rather than replacing the whole carb itself? Do you think the problem is elsewhere? The carb itself is clean.
6thmarine
Reply: Does

6thmarine

Check your fuel/oil mixture if it is oil heavy it will cause this problem.
Chris
Reply: Does

Chris

Mine had the same problem and I fixed it by replacing the gas cap. It sounds too simple to work, but there is a little white valve in the center of the cap. Over time, the material breaks down and won't allow the tank to vent air in as the gas is pulled out. It only runs with partial choke because that creates more suction on the fuel line to compensate for the vacuum in the tank.
Clint
Question: Clutch Plate Install

Clint

Got all the new clutch parts today from Ereplacementparts.com. I put it back together and it runs but the clutch only engages at idle, can the plates go in wrong? I see a dimple in each plate. Do they mean something? Thanks for the help.
chris
Question: Wont Run

chris

My Ryobi SS30 won't run with the choke in the run position.
jim
Reply: Wont Run

jim

Remove the muffler and clean the screen. If the screen is clogged it will not run unless the choke is on.
Andy
Question: Start/Run Switch

Andy

The last time I used my Ryobi trimmer, the little yellow switch that has the Start/Run positions came off. I don't know where it is. Do I need the switch to start the trimmer, or will it start without one?
William
Question: Oil Leak

William

My Ryobi SS30 is leaking black oil out the bottom. Which gasket needs to be replaced?
bernie
Reply: Oil Leak

bernie

my unit has this same problem - leaking black oil out the bottom.
UtahAV
Reply: Oil Leak

UtahAV

Hi William and Bernie,

I would guess that the oil is leaking past the gasket #19 on page B of the parts diagrams. It is part #900954001.

I hope this helps,

-UtahAV
-Mark
Allen
Question: String Head

Allen

My ss30 came with a string head that you push two side buttons and feed a little line in (line is cut to 9-12 inches). Is there a chance of replacing this type of head assembly?
james
Question: Weed Eater

james

My trimmer will only run on half choke.
LEE
Question: AIR FILTER

LEE

If the air filter is left out my trimmer will it start easily and run good.
Neil
Question: Choke Lever

Neil

The choke lever broke on my SS30. Do I have to buy a complete carb or can I just get the lever?
NATE
Reply: Choke Lever

NATE

I had the same issue and have done some research. Try 518824001 on this website. It is a homelite part number and I found it for Ryobi Leaf Blower. Looks like it may fit Ryobi Line Trimmer carbs as well.
BILL
Question: CARB. ADJUSTING TOOL

BILL

I need the tool to adjust the "high / low " screws. There use to be slots for a small screwdriver.
Mark
Reply: CARB. ADJUSTING TOOL

Mark

Hi Bill,

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.

I hope this helps with your trimmer repair.

-Mark
Brad
Question: 2 Stroke Or 4 Stroke?

Brad

Hello. I just purchased this Ryobi weed trimmer off of eBay and I can't figure out if it's a 2 stroke or 4 stroke. No papers or manuals came with the trimmer. This is the info I can give you:
MODEL: RY30002A
SERIAL NUMBER: AH0341781
DISPLACEMENT: 30CC FAMILY - 4HCPS.0304AC

Thank you for any information you can give me!
Brad
Mark
Reply: 2 Stroke Or 4 Stroke?

Mark

Hi Brad,

Your trimmer has a 2-cycle motor. Remember to use "mixed" gasoline in it. That is gas with 2-cycle oil. The proper mix ratio is 40:1 or 40 parts gas to 1 part oil. Most 2-cycle oil is packaged in a 50:1 ratio size of 2.6oz of oil to a gallon of gas. To get the 40:1 mix ratio with a 2.6oz bottle of mix oil, use .8 gallons of gas.

I hope this helps!

-Mark
Mike Martin
Question: Replacement

Mike Martin

What is the bubble called that you push to make sure weedeater gets gas?
Kevin
Reply: Replacement

Kevin

That little thing is called a primer bulb! It primes up the carb before starting.
RICHARD
Question: REPLACE STARTER CORD

RICHARD

How do I remove the cover so as to get to the retractable cord? The cord broke and needs replacing. How do I do it? I have no manual that will help. Ryobi trimmer SS30 straight shaft.
Mark
Reply: REPLACE STARTER CORD

Mark

Hi Richard,

To remove the cover you will first need to replace 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
Ed D
Question: Starting My SS30

Ed D

The only way I can start my SS30 is to remove the air filter and spray starter fluid in it. Once started, it runs fine. I tried all the directions for starting but it will not start without the starter fluid. My SS30 is only about a year old. Any suggestions appreciated.
Mark
Reply: Starting My SS30

Mark

Hi Ed,

One trick I use with my 2-cycle engines is to hold the throttle wide open when I start them. It seems to make starting much easier. Make sure that your fuel is fresh. Gas that has sat in your gas can for more than a couple of months will begin to go bad. After six or more months the gas will be unusable. If neither of these two suggestions help then the carburetor may need to be adjusted. You will want to take the trimmer to a shop to have the carb adjusted by a trained repair tech.

I hope this helps with your repair!

-Mark
Robert
Question: Defective Clutch

Robert

How to identify a defective clutch?
Problem: The shaft continues to turn even at start up and low speed.
Mark
Reply: Defective Clutch

Mark

Hi Robert,

A clutch that will not disengage is caused by either the engine idling too fast or by damage to the clutch itself. Unless the idle adjustment on the carb has been changed or you have noticed that the engine seems to idle faster than it used to, the problem is most likely with the clutch itself. Your trimmer uses two clutch plates. Part of each clutch plate is milled so the thin outer strip will flex outward and contact the clutch drum when the proper engine RPM is reached. The clutch plates have likely failed and are constantly contacting the drum.

Here is a link to an article that will provide all of the information you need to replace the clutch drum and clutch plates...

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

The Clutch Drum is part #308177001 and the Clutch Plates are part #00242. Both parts are available from http://www.ereplacementparts.com.

I hope this helps with your repair!

-Mark

bert collins
Question: How To Change Line

bert collins

How do I replace the line?
Jim
Question: Restring

Jim

Does the string go through the middle of the string housing when replacing the string or is it two different pieces?
Dustin
Reply: Restring

Dustin

Yes that is correct. The string does go through the housing directly stringing around the recoil.
How do I replace the broken starter string on my Ryobi ss30 weedeater?
Mark
Reply: How To Replace The Broken Starte...

Mark

Hi Tim,

The following response is from Patrick, one of my associates here at http://ereplacementparts.com...

" Ok here we go! After you have taken the top off you will see the clutch drum assembly. In order to disassemble it you will need a old piece of rope and a phillips screw driver.

Here's what you want to do: take the spark plug out and make sure the piston is all the way down, feed the rope into the spark plug hole until you can't feed any more in. This keeps the motor from turning so you can take out the screw at the end of the shaft.

Then you take your screwdriver and insert it into the end of the shaft and start unscrewing the screw in a counterclockwise position and before you know it the clutch drum is off! To remove the clutch itself keep the rope in the combustion chamber and take a pair of channel locks and turn it in a counterclockwise rotation. It might not come off easy but don't give up!

Since you're already there, I'd recommend replacing the clutch assembly and drum while you're at it. That way you don't have to take it all apart again a few months down the road when you realize the clutch is starting to go south!

After you have removed the drum and the clutch you should be able to get to the starter assembly. I have included a link to a video that should help you give you an idea on how this is done. Take extra care when ordering to have the exact model number handy when you're ready to order.

Here is the link to the video, this is NOT your exact Ryobi trimmer, but it is an excellent reference video to give you an idea of how this is going to come apart! link removed "

Good luck with your repair!

-Mark

ted
Question: Starting The Weed Wacker

ted

When I tried to start up my weed wacker I primed it, then I put it on full choke, then put it on partial choke, let it run for a little bit, then I put it on full run and it died out. What's the problem?
Mark
Reply: Starting The Weed Wacker

Mark

Hi Ted,

It sounds like you have a clogged carburetor. The carb can become clogged with dirt or other debris. If gas is left in the carburetor for more than a couple of months it will turn to a varnish and also clog the carb. The carburetor will need to be replaced. The carburetor is part #308054003 and is available from http://ereplacementparts.com.

I hope this helps with your repair!

-Mark
brucej455
Question: Rings

brucej455

ordered set of rings and got spacers for a 30cc engine 24ths thick. while it's a 30cc engine the lands on the piston are for 60ths ring that has a ring stop . After cking all models they all have the same part no#. What do I do next?
lawrence
Question: Clutch Drum Assembly

lawrence

How can i take off the clutch drum assembly?
Mark
Reply: Clutch Drum Assembly

Mark

Hi Lawrence,

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
bart
Question: Drum

bart

How do I disassemble the drum?
Mark
Reply: Drum

Mark

Hi bart

Removal of the clutch drum isn't too hard of a project at all if you know a few tricks first. The drum is held in place by a screw at the base of the hole on the end of the clutch drum. The screw is usually a Torx, hex or Phillips. The screw will remove with a counter-clockwise rotation. When you try to rotate the screw the engine will likely rotate as well. Here is where a trick comes in. Remove the spark plug from the engine. Now find a piece of small rope, like an old shoe lace. Put the rope down in the hole for the spark plug. Be sure to leave enough of the rope hanging out of the hole so you can remove it later. The rope will bind up the piston so the engine can no longer rotate and now you can easily remove the clutch drum screw.

Hope this helps with your trimmer repair!

-Mark
Johnny
Question: Primer Bulb

Johnny

Do I have to replace the whole breather to change the primer bulb?
Mark
Reply: Primer Bulb

Mark

Hi Johnny, The primer bulb is available individually. It is part #01183 and is available from http://www.ereplacementparts.com. The parts diagram should be updated with this information shortly. Thanks! -Mark
pepq105
Reply: Primer Bulb

pepq105

I just called 4-10-2013 and they say primer bulb only available with new carb?
Are you sure this bulb will work?
PO'sRyobi
Question: Rotor Pawl Wrong?

anonymous

I have an SS30 and had to replace the rotor pawl. Quick delivery but the new one is about 1/2 inch "taller" than the old one and now the housing doesn't fit. Any help would be appreciated.
leo
Question: Leo

leo

My weed eater is hard to start and when i do get it started it runs for awhile then it kills and doesn't want to start again. I've changed the spark plug and I've made sure the gas mixture is correct I believe, I add 1 of the pre-measured bottle of gas mix to 1 gal. of gas.
Mark
Reply: Leo

Mark

Hi leo, It sounds like your trimmer is having some carburetor problems. Specifically it sounds like it isn't getting enough fuel in the mixture. This is usually caused by debris in the carb. The most common ways that dirt and debris get into the carb are by way of cracked fuel lines, dirty or missing air filters and by old gas being left in the machine for extended periods of time such as over the winter. Old gas will varnish in the carburetor and slowly plug it. You will need a new carburetor to get your trimmer up and running again. It is part #985893001 and is available from http://www.ereplacementparts.com Good luck with your repair! -Mark
How do I replace/remove the Drum And Connector on my SS30 trimmer?
Thanks,
Bill
Patrick
Reply: Replace Drum And Connector

Patrick

Ok Bill, After you have taken the top off you will see the clutch drum assembly. In order to disassemble it you will need a old piece of rope and a phillips screw driver.

Here's what you want to do: take the spark plug out and make sure the piston is all the way down, feed the rope into the spark plug hole until you can't feed any more in. This keeps the motor from turning so you can take out the screw at the end of the shaft.

Then you take your screwdriver and insert it into the end of the shaft and start unscrewing the screw in a counterclockwise position and before you know it the clutch drum is off! To remove the clutch itself keep the rope in the combustion chamber and take a pair of channel locks and turn it in a counterclockwise rotation.



Here is the link to the video, this is NOT your exact Ryobi trimmer, but it is an excellent reference video to give you an idea of how this is going to come apart! link removed
Rick
Question: Fuel Tak

Rick

Does the fuel tank come with the fuel filter?
Patrick
Reply: Fuel Tak

Patrick

Hi Rick! Yes the fuel tank includes the fuel filter and the fuel lines as well.
Dale
Question: Starter Cord

Dale

How do I replace the pull cord on the Ryobi ss30 weedeater? I can't get the connector off to get to the pull cord housing.
Patrick
Reply: Starter Cord

Patrick

Hey There Dale! Ok here we go! After you have taken the top off you will see the clutch drum assembly. In order to disassemble it you will need a old piece of rope and a phillips screw driver.

Here's what you want to do: take the spark plug out and make sure the piston is all the way down, feed the rope into the spark plug hole until you can't feed any more in. This keeps the motor from turning so you can take out the screw at the end of the shaft.

Then you take your screwdriver and insert it into the end of the shaft and start unscrewing the screw in a counterclockwise position and before you know it the clutch drum is off! To remove the clutch itself keep the rope in the combustion chamber and take a pair of channel locks and turn it in a counterclockwise rotation. It might not come off easy but don't give up!

Since you're already there, I'd recommend replacing the clutch assembly and drum while you're at it. That way you don't have to take it all apart again a few months down the road when you realize the clutch is starting to go south!

After you have removed the drum and the clutch you should be able to get to the starter assembly. I have included a link to a video that should help you give you an idea on how this is done. Take extra care when ordering to have the exact model number handy when you're ready to order.

Here is the link to the video, this is NOT your exact Ryobi trimmer, but it is an excellent reference video to give you an idea of how this is going to come apart! link removed
BigDawg
Question: Clutch Repair

BigDawg

Im replacing the clutch plate on my Ryobi SS30 line trimmer. The clutch plate is sold individually. Does that mean I have to buy two clutch plates to do the repair? Because the diagram shows two plates?
Patrick
Reply: Clutch Repair

Patrick

Hi BigDawg, Yes your trimmer has two clutch plates and they are sold individually.
Tim
Question: Fuel Line

Tim

My gas line was recently replaced but it never worked the same. There is a some type of fuel pump inside the fuel tank that I need to replace as well. Does the fuel tank come with the complete fuel line and fuel pump inside it?
Rick
Reply: Fuel Line

Rick

There is a fuel filter attached to the fuel line inside the tank. If this was not replaced or left off completely you may have gotten dirt into your carburetor which could cause some runability issues.
g8tor34
Question: Ryobi SS30 Trimmer

g8tor34

The clutch/Drum went out on my Ryobi trimmer. I have the handle taken off but cant figure out how to get the Clutch/Drum off.....???? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
LSUinSLC
Reply: Ryobi SS30 Trimmer

LSUinSLC

link removed - ‪Trimmer Clutch Removal‬‏

You will need those tools in the video
song bird
Review: Ryobi - SS30
5 star
song bird
Thank you for the easiest ordering of small parts I've ever experienced. It makes ordering fast, understandable, and convenient.
FormerRyobiFan
Review: Ryobi - SS30
1 star
FormerRyobiFan
I bought a Ryobi SS30 a little over a year ago. It's just out of warranty, but no problem, I thought.The choke lever, which is a piece of plastic about 2 inches long, broke over the weekend. Again no problem, I thought. I find out I can't buy the small cheap plastic lever, Ryobi is telling me I have to buy the whole carbuerator, and thats 3/4 of the cost of a whole new unit. Well, I will be buying a new unit, but It WON'T be a Ryobi. This is another case of gotcha, and Ryobi has lost a long and enthusiastic customer with this incident. The jokes on me this time, but long term....it's on Ryobi!
NATE
Reply: Ryobi - SS30

NATE

518824001 is the part number from Homelite. Costs less than a dollar. Sometimes it takes a little, ok a lot of research but that looks like the part.
mark
Review: Ryobi - SS30
3 star
mark
this weed trimmer works verry well easy to use not to hard to start Dont prime more then 2 pumps or it floods but the pull start is my pain had the tool 4years and had to replace the pull start asem 2 times spring seems to be to weak I just use it around my home and father in laws so Iam not realy hard on it
Accessories
Accessories for the SS30

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6450001
Power Blend Ultimate 2-Stroke Oil 2.6 oz.
$2.99

6450025
Power Blend Ultimate 2-Stroke Oil 6.4 oz.
$3.99

T-00745
2-Stroke Oil w/ Stabilizer 50:1 Ratio 2.6 fl.oz
$3.99

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