Weedeater problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by biggins02edge, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. biggins02edge

    biggins02edge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I have a ryobi weedeater and it will run for about 2 seconds before dying. ive changed the spark plug and put in new gas.
    any suggestions?:confused:
  2. Molerj

    Molerj LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 40

    If old fuel was left in the weedeater, then you may need to take the carb. apart & clean it out.
  3. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    That or rebuild it entirely. New diaphrams, rocker, pin, needle valve etc. Hope you are mechanically inclined.
  4. rtreehntr

    rtreehntr LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Messages: 21

    try cleaning or replacing the spark arrestor on the back side of the muffler

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