Ryobi Ry30021a Operator`s manual

OPERATOR'S MANUAL
30cc String Trimmers and Brushcutter
RY30000 Series
CS30
(RY30000, RY30000A,
RY30021, RY30021A)
SS30
(RY30002, RY30002A,
RY30041, RY30041A)
BC30
(RY30004, RY30004A,
RY30061, RY30061A)
Your new trimmer has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi’s high standard for dependability, ease of operation, and
operator safety. Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual before
using this product.
Thank you for buying a Ryobi trimmer.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
■
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................. 2
■
General Safety Rules .................................................................................................................................................. 3
■
Specific Safety Rules .................................................................................................................................................. 4
■
Symbols ................................................................................................................................................................. 5 - 6
■
Specifications .............................................................................................................................................................. 7
■
Unpacking ................................................................................................................................................................... 7
■
Features ................................................................................................................................................................. 8 - 9
■
Assembly ........................................................................................................................................................... 10 - 14
■
Operation ............................................................................................................................................................ 15 - 18
■
Maintenance ....................................................................................................................................................... 19 - 22
■
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................................................... 23 - 24
■
Warranty ............................................................................................................................................................. 25 - 26
INTRODUCTION
Trimming weeds and grass is an easy task using Ryobi Trimmers and Brushcutters. Safety, performance, and dependability
have been given top priority in the design of this string trimmer making it easy to maintain and operate.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
WARNING:
Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow
all instructions listed below may result in electric shock,
fire and/or serious personal injury.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
■ For safe operation, read and understand all instructions
before using this product. Follow all safety instructions.
Failure to follow all safety instructions listed below, can
result in serious personal injury.
■ Do not allow children or untrained individuals to use this
unit.
■ Never start or run the engine in a closed or poorly
ventilated area; breathing exhaust fumes can kill.
■ Clear the work area before each use. Remove all objects
such as rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, or string which
can be thrown or become entangled in the cutting line or
blade.
■ Wear safety glasses or goggles that are marked to
comply with ANSI Z87.1 standard when operating this
product.
■ Product users on United States Forest Service land, and
in some states, must comply with fire prevention
regulations. This product is equipped with a spark
arrestor; however, other user requirements may apply.
Check with your federal, state, or local authorities.
■ Wear heavy, long pants, boots, and gloves. Do not wear
loose fitting clothing, short pants, or go barefoot. Do not
wear jewelry of any kind.
■ Never operate this unit on the operator's left side.
■ Secure long hair above shoulder level to prevent entanglement in moving parts.
■ Keep all bystanders, children, and pets at least 15 m
(50 ft.) away.
■ Do not operate this unit when you are tired, ill, or under
the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
■ Do not operate in poor lighting.
■ Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach.
Overreaching can result in loss of balance or exposure
to hot surfaces.
■ Keep all parts of your body away from any moving part.
■ To avoid hot surfaces, never operate the unit with the
bottom of the engine above waist level.
■ Do not touch area around the muffler or cylinder of the
unit, these parts get hot from operation.
■ Always stop the engine and remove the spark plug wire
before making any adjustments or repairs except for
carburetor adjustments.
■ Inspect the unit before each use for loose fasteners, fuel
leaks, etc. Replace any damaged parts before use.
■ The string head or blade will rotate during carburetor
adjustments.
■ It has been reported that vibrations from hand-held tools
may contribute to a condition called Raynaud’s Syndrome in certain individuals. Symptoms may include
tingling, numbness and blanching of the fingers, usually
apparent upon exposure to cold. Hereditary factors,
exposure to cold and dampness, diet, smoking and work
practices are all thought to contribute to the development of these symptoms. It is presently unknown what,
if any, vibrations or extent of exposure may contribute to
the condition. There are measures that can be taken by
the operator to possibly reduce the effects of vibration:
a) Keep your body warm in cold weather. When operating the unit wear gloves to keep the hands and wrists
warm. It is reported that cold weather is a major
factor contributing to Raynaud’s Syndrome.
b) After each period of operation, exercise to increase
blood circulation.
c) Take frequent work breaks. Limit the amount of
exposure per day.
d) Keep the tool well maintained, fasteners tightened
and worn parts replaced.
If you experience any of the symptoms of this condition,
immediately discontinue use and see your physician
about these symptoms.
■ Mix and store fuel in a container approved for gasoline.
■ Mix fuel outdoors where there are no sparks or flames.
Wipe up any fuel spillage. Move 9 m (30 ft. ) away from
refueling site before starting engine.
■ Stop the engine and allow to cool before refueling or
storing the unit.
■ Allow the engine to cool; empty the fuel tank and secure
the unit from moving before transporting in a vehicle.
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SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES FOR TRIMMER
USE
■ Replace string head if cracked, chipped, or damaged in
any way. Be sure the string head or blade is properly
installed and securely fastened. Failure to do so can
cause serious injury.
■ Make sure all guards, straps, deflectors and handles are
properly and securely attached.
■ Use only the manufacturer's replacement string in the
cutting head. Do not use any other cutting attachment.
To install any other brand of cutting head to this string
trimmer can result in serious personal injury.
■ Never operate unit without the grass deflector in place
and in good condition.
■ Maintain a firm grip on both handles while trimming.
Keep string head below waist level. Never cut with the
string head located over 76 cm (30 in.) or more above
the ground.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES FOR
BRUSHCUTTER AND BLADE USE
■ After engine stops, keep rotating blade in thicker weeds
or pulpy stalks until it stops.
■ Do not operate the brushcutter unless the brushcutter
guard is firmly secured in place and in good condition.
■ Use heavy gloves when operating the brushcutter and
when installing or removing blades.
■ Always stop the engine and remove the spark plug wire
before attempting to remove any obstruction caught or
jammed in the blade or before removing and installing
the blade.
■ Do not attempt to touch or stop the blade when it is
rotating.
■ A coasting blade can cause injury while it continues to
spin after the engine is stopped or throttle trigger
released. Maintain proper control until the blade has
completely stopped rotating.
■ Replace any blade that has been damaged. Always
make sure blade is installed correctly and securely
fastened before each use. Failure to do so can cause
serious injury.
■ Use only the manufacturer's replacement TRI-ARC®
blade intended for use on this brushcutter. Do not use
any other blade. To install any other brand blade or
cutting head to this brushcutter can result in serious
personal injury.
■ The TRI-ARC® blade is suited for cutting thicker weeds
or pulpy stalks only. Do not use for any other purpose.
Never use the TRI-ARC® blade to cut woody brush.
■ Exercise extreme caution when using the blade with this
unit. Blade thrust is the reaction that may occur when
the spinning blade contacts anything it cannot cut. This
contact may cause the blade to stop for an instant, and
suddenly “thrust” the unit away from the object that was
hit. This reaction can be violent enough to cause the
operator to lose control of the unit. Blade thrust can
occur without warning if the blade snags, stalls, or binds.
This is more likely to occur in areas where it is difficult to
see the material being cut. For cutting ease and safety,
approach the weeds being cut from the right to the left. In
the event an unexpected object or woody stock is
encountered, this could minimize the blade thrust
reaction.
■ Never cut any material over 13 mm (1/2 in.) diameter.
■ Always wear the shoulder harness when using the
brushcutter and adjust to a comfortable operating
position. Maintain a firm grip on both handles while
cutting with a blade. Keep the blade away from body and
below waist level.
■ Never use the brushcutter with the blade located 76 cm
(30 in.) or more above the ground level.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning for safe operation
of this product.
SYMBOL
NAME
EXPLANATION
Safety Alert Symbol
Precautions that involve your safety.
Read the Operator’s Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and
understand operator’s manual before using this
product.
Wear Eye and Hearing Protection
Wear eye protection which is marked to comply with
ANSI Z87.1 as well as hearing protection when
operating this equipment.
Keep Bystanders Away
Keep all bystanders at least 50 ft. (15 m) away.
Ricochet
Thrown objects can ricochet and result in personal
injury or property damage.
No Blade
Do not install or use any type of blade on a product
displaying this symbol.
Blade Thrust
Beware of blade thrust. Products authorized for blade
use will display this symbol to warn of blade thrust.
Gasoline and Oil
Use unleaded gasoline intended for motor vehicle
use with an octane rating of 87 ([R + M] / 2) or higher.
This product is powered by a 2-cycle engine and
requires pre-mixing gasoline and 2-cycle oil.
.
50' 15m
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SYMBOLS
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury.
CAUTION:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury.
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property damage.
SERVICE
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should
be performed only by a qualified service technician. For
service we suggest you return the product to your nearest
AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER for repair. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to
operate this product until you read thoroughly and
understand completely the operator's manual. Save this
operator's manual and review frequently for continuing
safe operation and instructing others who may use this
product.
WARNING:
Observe all normal safety precautions related to avoid
electrical shock.
WARNING:
The operation of any product can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can result in
severe eye damage. Before beginning operation, always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields and a full face shield when needed. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses
or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always wear eye protection which is marked to comply with ANSI
Z87.1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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SPECIFICATIONS
Weight - (without fuel)
CS30 (RY30000, RY30000A, RY30021, and RY30021A) ................................................................... 10.7 lbs. (4.9 kg.)
SS30 (RY30002, RY30002A, RY30041, and RY30041A) ................................................................... 12.1 lbs. (5.4 kg.)
BC30 (RY30004, UT30004A, RY30061, and RY30061A) .................................................................... 12.9 lbs. (5.9 kg.)
String cutting width
CS30 (RY30000, RY30000A, RY30021, and RY30021A) ...................................................................... 17 in. (432 mm)
SS30 (RY30002, RY30002A, RY30041, and RY30041A) ...................................................................... 18 in. (457 mm)
BC30 (RY30004, UT30004A, RY30061, and RY30061A) ....................................................................... 18 in. (457 mm)
Blade cutting width
BC30 (RY30004, UT30004A, RY30061, and RY30061A) ................................................................................ 8 in. (203)
Engine displacement ............................................................................................................................................... 30cc
String diameter
CS30 (RY30000, RY30000A, RY30021, and RY30021A) .................................................................... .080 in. (2.0 mm)
SS30 (RY30002, RY30002A, RY30041, and RY30041A) .................................................................... .095 in. (2.4 mm)
BC30 (RY30004, UT30004A, RY30061, and RY30061A) ..................................................................... .095 in. (2.4 mm)
UNPACKING
INSTRUCTIONS
PACKING LIST - SS30
■ Carefully remove the product from the carton.
■ Inspect the product to make sure no breakage or
damage occurred during shipping.
■ Do not discard the packing material until you have
inspected and operated the product.
■ If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-800-860-4050 for assistance.
■ Trimmer Assembly
■ Owner’s Kit
■ Front handle
■ Straight Shaft Grass deflector
■ Hardware Bags (2)
■ Bottle of 2-Cycle Oil
■ Hanger Cap
■ Operator's manual
■ Warranty Registration Card
WARNING:
If any parts are missing, do not operate this tool until the
missing parts are replaced. Failure to do so could result
in possible serious personal injury.
PACKING LIST - CS30
■ Trimmer Assembly
■ Owner’s Kit
■ Front handle
■ Curved Shaft Grass deflector
■ Hardware Bags (2)
■ Bottle of 2-Cycle Oil
■ Hanger Cap
■ Operator's manual
■ Warranty Registration Card
PACKING LIST - BC30
■ Trimmer Assembly
■ Owner’s Kit
■ “J” Barrier Handle
■ Straight Shaft Grass Deflector
■ Gear Head Locking Tool
■ Hardware Bag
■ Bottle of 2-Cycle Oil
■ Shoulder Harness
■ String Head Assembly
■ Hanger Cap
■ Operator's manual
■ Warranty Registration Card
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FEATURES
CS30
(RY30000, RY30000A,
RY30021, RY30021A)
STARTER
GRIP
PRIMER
BULB
REAR HANDLE
CHOKE LEVER
COUPLER
THROTTLE TRIGGER
DRIVE SHAFT
HOUSING
FRONT HANDLE
KNOB
CURVED SHAFT GRASS
DEFLECTOR
STRING HEAD
Fig. 1a
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ASSEMBLY
ATTACHING THE POWER HEAD TO THE
ATTACHMENT
STRING TRIMMER
SHAFT
See Figure 2.
GUIDE
RECESS
WARNING:
Never attach or adjust any attachment while power head
is running. Failure to stop the engine can cause serious
personal injury.
The attachment connects to the power head by means of a
coupler device.
1. Loosen the knob on the coupler of the power head shaft
and remove the end cap from the attachment.
2. Push in the button located on the attachment shaft.
Align the button with the guide recess on the power head
coupler and slide the two shafts together. Rotate the
attachment shaft until the button locks into the positioning hole.
NOTE: If the button does not release completely in the
positioning hole, the shafts are not locked into place.
Slightly rotate from side to side until the button is locked into
place.
3. Tighten the knob securely.
WARNING:
COUPLER
BUTTON
POSITIONING
HOLE
TRIMMER ATTACHMENT
KNOB
Fig. 2
HANGER CAP
HOLE
Be certain the knob is fully tightened before operating
equipment; check it periodically for tightness during use
to avoid serious personal injury.
SECONDARY
HOLE
REMOVING THE ATTACHMENT FROM THE
POWER HEAD
For removing or changing the attachment:
1. Loosen the knob.
2. Push in the button and twist the shafts to remove and
separate ends.
BUTTON
ATTACHING THE STORAGE HANGER
See Figure 3.
There are two ways to hang your attachment for storage.
■ To use the hanger cap, push in the button and place the
hanger cap over end of the lower end attachment shaft.
Slightly rotate the cap from side to side until the button
locks into place.
■ The secondary hole in the attachment shaft can be used
for hanging purposes as well.
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Fig. 3
ASSEMBLY
ATTACHING THE FRONT HANDLE - CS30
AND SS30
See Figure 4.
1. Remove the front handle, bolt, flat washer, lock washer,
and wing nut from the Owner’s Kit.
2. Install the front handle onto the top side of the drive
shaft housing and move it to a comfortable position.
3. Place the bolt through the front handle
NOTE: The hex bolt head fits inside the hex recess
molded into one side of the handle.
4. Install the flat washer, lock washer, and wing nut.
5. Tighten wing nut securely.
FRONT HANDLE
WING
NUT
BOLT
Fig. 4
FLAT WASHER
ATTACHING THE “J” BARRIER HANDLE BC30
See Figure 5.
A barrier handle must be used for ensuring the best control
and maximizing operator safety when using a brushcutter.
1. Hold the top and bottom clamp snugly in position on the
shaft housing so that handle will be located to the
operator's left.
2. Insert the end of the handle between the clamps.
3. Align the bolt holes and push the long bolt (1/4-20
x 1-1/2 in.) through the handle side.
4. Place short bolt (1/4-20 x 1 in.) through opposite side of
clamp. Install flat washer, lock washers and hex nuts
to hold the assembly in place.
5. After assembly is complete, adjust the position of the
handle for best balance and comfort.
6. Tighten first the long bolt and then the short bolt.
LOCK
WASHER
BOLT
1/4-20 x 1 in.
FRONT
HANDLE
BOLT
1/4-20 x 1 1/2 in.
STRAP
HANGER
CLAMP
CLAMP
FLAT WASHER
LOCK WASHER
HEX NUT
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Fig. 5
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ASSEMBLY
ATTACHING THE SHOULDER HARNESS BC30
LATCH
See Figure 9.
1. Connect the latch on the shoulder harness to the strap
hanger.
2. Adjust the strap to a comfortable position.
CONVERTING FROM BRUSHCUTTER TO
STRING TRIMMER - BC30
STRAP HANGER
To convert from the brushcutter to the string trimmer,
remove the blade and brushcutter guard, attach the straight
shaft grass deflector and install the string head.
REMOVING THE TRI-ARC® BLADE AND
BRUSHCUTTER GUARD
See Figures 10 and 11.
1. Align the slot in the flanged washer with the slot in the
gear head.
2. Place the gear head locking tool through the slot in the
flanged washer and gear head.
3. Remove the blade nut by turning it clockwise.
4. Remove the cupped washer and the blade
5. Remove the flanged washer from the gear head shaft
and retain it for the string head installation.
6. Remove the three screws securing the brushcutter guard
to gear head.
7. Remove the brushcutter guard.
NOTE: Store the brushcutter parts together for later use.
INSTALLING THE STRAIGHT SHAFT GRASS DEFLECTOR AND STRING HEAD
See Figures 10 and 12.
1. Install the grass deflector. Refer to “To Attach the
Straight Shaft Grass Deflector” earlier in this manual.
2. Place the flanged washer on the gear head shaft.
NOTE: The hollow side of the flanged washer should
face the gear head.
2. Align the slot in the flanged washer with the slot in the
gear head.
3. Place the gear head locking tool through the slot in the
flanged washer and gear head.
4. Install the string head assembly onto the gear head
shaft by turning counterclockwise.
6. Tighten the string head assembly securely.
SHOULDER
HARNESS
Fig. 9
GEAR HEAD
LOCKING TOOL
Fig. 10
Fig. 11
GEAR HEAD
FLANGED WASHER
STRING HEAD
ASSEMBLY
SLOT
LOOSEN
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TIGHTEN
Fig. 12
ASSEMBLY
CONVERTING FROM STRING TRIMMER TO
BRUSHCUTTER - BC30
To convert from the string trimmer to the brushcutter,
remove the string head assembly and straight shaft grass
deflector, attach the brushcutter guard and install the blade.
REMOVING THE STRAIGHT SHAFT GRASS DEFLECTOR AND STRING HEAD
See Figures 10 and 13.
1. Align the slot in the flanged washer with the slot in the
gear head.
2. Place the gear head locking tool through the slot in the
flanged washer and gear head.
3. Remove the string head assembly.
4. Remove the flanged washer and retain it for the blade
installation.
5. Remove the screw securing the grass deflector.
6. Remove the grass deflector.
NOTE: Store the string head parts together for later use.
INSTALLING THE TRI-ARC® BLADE AND
BRUSHCUTTER GUARD
See Figures 10 and 14.
1. Install the brushcutter guard. Refer to “Attaching the
Brushcutter Guard” earlier in this manual.
2. Place the flanged washer over the gear head shaft with
the hollow side toward the brushcutter guard.
3. Center the blade on the flanged washer, making sure the
blade fits flat and the raised hub of the flanged washer
goes through the hole in the blade.
4. Install the cupped washer with the raised center away
from the blade.
5. Place the blade nut onto the gear head shaft.
6. Place the gear head locking tool through the slot in the
flanged washer and gear head.
7. Install the blade nut by turning it counterclockwise (left
handed threads).
8. Tighten the blade nut securely and torque to 120 in.lbs.
minimum (finger tight plus 1/2 turn).
LOOSEN
Fig. 13
GEAR HEAD
FLANGED WASHER
SLOT
CUPPED
WASHER
BRUSHCUTTER
GUARD
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BLADE NUT
Fig. 14
OPERATION
FUELING AND REFUELING THE TRIMMER
FUEL MIXTURE
This product is powered by a 2-cycle engine and requires
pre-mixing gasoline and 2-cycle oil. Pre-mix unleaded
gasoline and 2-cycle engine oil in a clean 1 gallon container
approved for gasoline.
Recommended fuel: This engine is certified to operate on
unleaded gasoline intended for automotive use.
Mix a high quality 2-cycle engine oil at 2.6 oz. per
gallon (US).
Do not use automotive oil or 2-cycle outboard oil.
DO NOT mix quantities larger than usable in a 30 day period.
FUEL MIXTURE
HIGH QUALITY 2-CYCLE ENGINE OIL
GASOLINE
OIL
1 gallon (US)
2.6 oz.
1 Liter
20 cc (20 ml)
WARNING:
To avoid burns from hot surfaces, never operate unit with
the bottom of the engine above waist level.
Hold the trimmer with the right hand on the rear handle and
the left hand on the front handle. Keep a firm grip with both
hands while in operation. Trimmer should be held at a
comfortable position with the rear handle about hip height.
Always operate trimmer at full throttle. Cut tall grass from
the top down. This will prevent grass from wrapping around
the shaft housing and string head which may cause damage from overheating. If grass becomes wrapped around the
string head, STOP THE ENGINE, disconnect the spark plug
wire, and remove the grass. Prolonged cutting at partial
throttle will result in oil dripping from the muffler.
FILLING TANK
1. Clean surface around fuel cap to prevent contamination.
2. Loosen fuel cap slowly. Rest the cap on a clean surface.
3. Carefully pour fuel into the tank. Avoid spillage.
4. Prior to replacing the fuel cap, clean and inspect the
gasket.
5. Immediately replace fuel cap and hand tighten. Wipe up
any fuel spillage.
NOTE: It is normal for smoke to be emitted from a new
engine after first use.
OPERATING THE
CURVED SHAFT
TRIMMER
WARNING:
Always shut off engine before fueling. Never add fuel to
a machine with a running or hot engine. Move at least 30
ft. (9 m) from refueling site before starting engine. Do not
smoke!
OPERATING THE
STRAIGHT SHAFT
TRIMMER
OPERATING THE TRIMMER
See Figure 15.
WARNING:
Always position the unit on the operator's right side. The
use of the unit on the operator's left side will expose the
user to hot surfaces and can result in possible burn
injury.
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Fig. 15
OPERATION
TO ADVANCE THE CUTTING LINE
String advance is controlled by tapping the string head on
grass while running engine at full throttle.
1. Run engine at full throttle.
2. Tap the spool retainer on ground to advance string. The
string advances each time the spool retainer is tapped.
Do not hold the spool retainer on the ground.
NOTE: The line trimming cut-off blade on the grass deflector
will cut the line to the correct length.
NOTE: If the string is worn too short you may not be able to
advance the string by tapping it on the ground. If so, stop
the engine, and manually advance the string.
CURVED SHAFT TRIMMER
DANGEROUS
CUTTING AREA
TO ADVANCE THE CUTTING LINE MANUALLY
Push the spool retainer down while pulling on string(s) to
manually advance the string.
DIRECTION OF
ROTATION
BEST CUTTING
AREA
CUTTING TIPS
See Figures 16 and 17.
■ Keep the trimmer tilted toward the area being cut; this is
the best cutting area.
■ The curved shaft trimmer cuts when passing the unit
from right to left. The straight shaft trimmer cuts when
passing the unit from left to right. This will avoid throwing debris at the operator. Avoid cutting in the dangerous
area shown in Figures 16 and 17.
■ Use the tip of string to do the cutting; do not force string
head into uncut grass.
■ Wire and picket fences cause extra string wear, even
breakage. Stone and brick walls, curbs, and wood may
wear string rapidly.
■ Avoid trees and shrubs. Tree bark, wood moldings,
siding, and fence posts can easily be damaged by the
string.
GRASS DEFLECTOR LINE TRIMMING CUT-OFF BLADE
See Figure 18.
The trimmer is equipped with a line trimming cut-off blade
on the grass deflector. For best cutting, advance string until
it is trimmed to length by the cut-off blade. Advance the
string whenever you hear the engine running faster than
normal, or when trimming efficiency diminishes. This will
maintain best performance and keep the string long enough
to advance properly.
Fig. 16
STRAIGHT SHAFT TRIMMER
DANGEROUS
CUTTING AREA
DIRECTION OF
ROTATION
BEST CUTTING
AREA
Fig. 17
STRAIGHT SHAFT
TRIMMER LINE TRIMMING
CUT-OFF BLADE
CURVED SHAFT TRIMMER
LINE TRIMMING CUT-OFF
BLADE
Fig. 18
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OPERATION
STARTING AND STOPPING
See Figures 21, 22, and 23.
Trimmer should be on a flat, bare surface for starting.
1. Slowly press the primer bulb seven (7) times.
2. Set the choke lever to the FULL CHOKE position (A).
3. Squeeze the throttle trigger fully and pull starter handle
sharply until engine attempts to run. Do not pull the
starter handle more than eight (8) times.
NOTE: Keep throttle trigger squeezed fully through
STEP 6.
4. Set the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position (B).
5. Pull the starter handle until the engine runs. Do not pull
the starter handle more than six (6) times.
6. Allow the engine to run for 15 seconds, then set the
choke lever to the RUN position (C).
TO STOP THE ENGINE:
See Figure 21.
To stop the engine, depress the switch to the stop
position “ ”.
IGNITION SWITCH
THROTTLE
TRIGGER
Fig. 21
PRIMER BULB
STARTER GRIP
IF ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PRODUCT:
Do not return this product to the retail store where it was
purchased. Please call our Customer Service Department
for any issues you may have.
For Help Call: 1-800-860-4050
IGNITION
SWITCH
STARTING
INSTRUCTION
LABEL
THROTTLE TRIGGER
Fig. 22
CHOKE LEVER
RUN (C)
HALF
CHOKE (B)
STO
P
FULL
CHOKE (A)
Fig. 23
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
Use only original manufacturer's replacement parts,
accessories and attachments. Failure to do so can
cause poor performance, possible injury and may void
your warranty.
SPOOL
RETAINER
You can often make adjustments and repairs described
here. For other repairs, have the trimmer serviced by an
authorized service dealer.
SPOOL REPLACEMENT
Fig. 24
SPRING
NEW PREWOUND SPOOL
See Figures 24 and 25.
If replacing string only, refer to “String Replacement” later in
this manual.
Use only monofilament string. Use original manufacturer's
replacement string for best performance.
String Diameter:
CS30 - .080 in. (2.0 mm)
SS30 - .095 in. (2.4 mm)
BC30 - .095 in. (2.4 mm)
1. Stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire. Hold
the string head and unscrew the spool retainer.
To remove the spool retainer:
Turn the spool retainer counterclockwise for models
CS30.
Turn the spool retainer clockwise for models SS30 and
BC30.
2. Remove the empty spool from the string head. Keep the
spring attached to the spool.
3. To install the new spool, make sure the two strings are
captured in the slots opposite each other on the new
spool. Make sure the ends of each string is extended
approximately 6 in. (152 mm) beyond each slot.
4. Thread the strings into the eyelets in the string head.
Carefully push the spool into the string head (gently pull
the strings to the outside if necessary). When the spool
is positioned in the string head, grasp the strings and
pull sharply to release them from the slots in the spool.
5. Push down and turn the spool counterclockwise until it
no longer turns. Hold the spool down and rotate clockwise a small amount. Release the spool. The spool
should be locked down in the string head. If not, hold
down and rotate until locked.
SLOTS
EYELETS
STRING HEAD
SHAFT
Fig. 25
6. Make sure the string head and the spool retainer are
installed on the drive shaft.
To install the spool retainer:
Turn the spool retainer clockwise for models CS30.
Turn the spool retainer counterclockwise for models
SS30 and BC30.
7. Pull the strings again to rotate the spool into cutting
position. Push the spool retainer down while pulling on
string(s) to manually advance the string and to check for
proper assembly of the string head.
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MAINTENANCE
STRING REPLACEMENT
See Figures 26, 27, and 28.
Use only monofilament string. Use original manufacturer's
replacement string for best performance.
String Diameter:
CS30 - .080 in. (2.0 mm)
SS30 - .095 in. (2.4 mm)
BC30 - .095 in. (2.4 mm)
1. Stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire. Hold
the string head and unscrew the spool retainer.
To remove the spool retainer:
Turn the spool retainer counterclockwise for models
CS30.
Turn the spool retainer clockwise for models SS30 and
BC30.
2. Remove the spool from the string head.
NOTE: Keep the spring attached to the spool. Remove
any old string remaining on the spool.
3. Cut two pieces of string, each being approximately 9 ft.
(2.7 m) long.
4. Insert the first string into the anchor hole in the upper
part of the spool. Wind the first string around the upper
part of the spool counterclockwise, as shown by the
arrows on the spool. Place string in the slot on upper
spool flange, leaving about 6 in. (152 mm) extended
beyond the slot. Do not overfill. After winding the string,
there should be at least 1/4 in. (6 mm) between the
wound string and the outside edge of the spool.
5. Repeat above step with second string, using the bottom
part of spool. Do not overfill.
6. Replace the spool and the spool retainer. Refer to “Spool
Replacement” earlier in this manual.
SPRING
SPOOL
ARROWS ON
SPOOL
ANCHOR
HOLE
FIRST STRING
Fig. 26
FIRST STRING
SLOT
SECOND
STRING
Fig. 27
SLOT
ARROWS ON
SPOOL
Fig. 28
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MAINTENANCE
CLEANING THE EXHAUST PORT AND
MUFFLER
LATCH
Depending on the type of fuel used, the type and amount of
oil used, and/or your operating conditions, the exhaust port
and muffler may become blocked with carbon deposits. If
you notice a power loss with your gas powered tool, a
qualified service technician will need to remove these
deposits to restore performance.
SPARK ARRESTOR
PULL COVER
TO OPEN
The spark arrestor must be cleaned or replaced every 25
hours or yearly to ensure proper performance of your
product. Spark arrestors may be in different locations
depending on the model purchased. Please contact your
nearest service dealer for the location of the spark arrestor
for your model.
Cleaning Instructions:
■ Remove the spark arrestor from the muffler.
■ If your spark arrestor is made of a fiberglass material,
discard and replace.
■ If your spark arrestor is made of a metal material follow
these cleaning instructions:
1. Spray the spark arrestor with a quality carbon
cleaner.
2. Gently clean using a wire brush.
3. Install the new or cleaned spark arrestor and reassemble completely before use.
Fig. 29
FILTER
SLOTS ON AIR
FILTER BASE
REPLACING AND CLEANING AIR FILTER
See Figures 29 and 30.
For proper performance and long life, keep air filter clean.
1 Remove the air filter cover by pushing down on the latch
with your thumb while gently pulling on the cover.
2 Remove the filter, clean it in warm soapy water. Rinse
and let dry completely. For best performance, replace
annually.
3 Reinstall the filter.
4 Replace the air filter cover by inserting the tabs on the
bottom of the cover into the slots on the air filter base;
push the cover up until it latches securely in place.
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TABS ON AIR
FILTER COVER
Fig. 30
MAINTENANCE
FUEL CAP
STORAGE (1 MONTH OR LONGER)
WARNING:
A leaking fuel cap is a fire hazard and must be replaced
immediately.
The fuel cap contains a non-serviceable filter and a check
valve. A clogged fuel filter will cause poor engine performance. If performance improves when the fuel cap is
loosened, check valve may be faulty or filter clogged.
Replace fuel cap if required.
1. Drain all fuel from tank into a container approved for
gasoline. Run engine until it stops.
2. Clean all foreign material from the trimmer. Store it in a
well-ventilated place that is inaccessible to children.
Keep away from corrosive agents such as garden
chemicals and de-icing salts.
3. Abide by all ISO and local regulations for the safe
storage and handling of gasoline. Excess fuel should be
used up in other 2-cycle engine powered equipment.
SPARK PLUG
This engine uses a Champion RCJ-6Y with 0,63 mm
(.025 in.) electrode gap. Use an exact replacement and
replace annually.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
IF THESE SOLUTIONS DO NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM CONTACT YOUR AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Engine will not start:
1. No spark.
1. Check spark. Remove spark plug. Reattach
the spark plug cap and lay spark plug on
metal cylinder. Pull the starter rope and watch
for spark at spark plug tip. If there is no spark,
repeat test with a new spark plug.
2. Push primer bulb until bulb is full of fuel. If
bulb does not fill, primary fuel delivery system
is blocked. Contact a servicing dealer. If
primer bulb fills, engine may be flooded,
proceed to next item.
3. Remove spark plug, turn trimmer so spark
plug hole is aimed at the ground. Move choke
lever to “RUN” and pull starter cord 10 to 15
times. This will clear excess fuel from engine.
Clean and reinstall spark plug. Pull starter
three times with choke lever at “RUN”. If
engine does not start, move choke lever to
“CHOKE” and repeat normal starting procedure. If engine still fails to start, repeat
procedure with a new spark plug.
4. Contact a servicing dealer.
2. No fuel.
3. Engine is flooded.
4. Starter rope pulls harder now than
when new.
Engine starts but will not
accelerate:
Engine requires approximately three
minutes to warm up.
Allow engine to completely warm up. If engine does
not accelerate after three minutes, contact a servicing dealer.
Engine starts but will only
run at high speed at half
choke:
Carburetor requires adjustment.
Contact a servicing dealer.
Engine does not reach full
speed and emits excessive smoke:
1. Check oil fuel mixture.
2. Air filter is dirty.
3. Spark arrestor screen is dirty.
1. Use fresh fuel and the correct 2-cycle oil mix.
2. Clean air filter. Refer to “Replacing and
Cleaning Air Filter” earlier in this manual.
3. Contact a servicing dealer.
Idle speed screw on carburetor needs
adjustment.
Turn idle speed screw clockwise to increase idle
speed. See Figure 31.
Engine starts, runs, and
accelerates but will not
idle:
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TROUBLESHOOTING
IF THESE SOLUTIONS DO NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM CONTACT YOUR AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
String will not advance
when using
the EZ Line™ tap advance
system:
1. String is welded to itself.
2. Not enough string on spool.
1. Lubricate with silicone spray.
2. Install more string. Refer to “String Replacement” earlier in this manual.
3. Pull strings while alternately pressing down
on and releasing spool retainer.
4. Remove string from spool and rewind Refer to
“String Replacement” earlier in this manual.
5. Advance string at full throttle.
3. String is worn too short.
4. String is tangled on spool.
5. Engine speed is too slow.
Spool retainer hard to turn
when using EZ Line™ tap
advance system:
Screw threads are dirty or damaged.
Clean threads and lubricate with grease - if no
improvement, replace the spool retainer.
Grass wraps around
driveshaft housing and
string head:
1. Cutting tall grass at ground level.
2. Operating trimmer at part throttle.
1. Cut tall grass from the top down to prevent
wrapping.
2. Operate trimmer at full throttle.
Oil drips from muffler:
1. Operating trimmer at part throttle
2. Check oil/fuel mixture.
3. Air filter dirty.
1. Operate trimmer at full throttle.
2. Use fresh fuel and the correct 2-cycle oil mix.
3. Clean per instruction in Maintenance Section.
IDLE SPEED
SCREW
STO
P
Fig. 31
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WARRANTY
RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES INC. LIMITED WARRANTY FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA EMISSION
CONTROL SYSTEMS NONROAD AND SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINES
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Ryobi Technologies Inc. are pleased to
explain the Emission Control System Warranty on your nonroad or small off-road engine. In California, new small off-road engines must be
designed, built and equipped to meet the state's stringent anti-smog standards. In other states, new 2000 and later model year nonroad
engines must be designed, built and equipped, at the time of sale, to meet the U.S. EPA regulations for small nonroad engines. The nonroad
engine must be free from defects in materials and workmanship which cause it to fail to conform with U.S. EPA standards for the first two
years of engine use from the date of sale to the ultimate purchaser. Ryobi Technologies Inc. must warrant the emission control system on
your nonroad or small off-road engine for the period of time listed above provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance
of your nonroad or small off-road engine.
Your emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel injection system, the ignition system, the catalytic converter.
Also included may be hoses, belts, and connectors and other emission related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, Ryobi Technologies Inc. will repair your nonroad or small off-road engine at no cost to you, including
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WARRANTY
EMISSIONS MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE AND WARRANTED PARTS LIST
Emissions Parts
Inspect Before
Clean Every
Each Use
5 Hours
Replace Every
25 Hours or Yearly
Clean Every
25 Hours or Yearly
AIR FILTER ASSY
INCLUDES:
FILTER .............................................................................. X........................................... X
SPARK SCREEN ............................................................................................................................................................... X
CARBURETOR ASSY
INCLUDES:
HEAT DAM
GASKETS
FUEL TANK ASSY
INCLUDES:
FUEL LINES ............................ X
FUEL CAP ............................... X
FUEL FILTER
IGNITION ASSY
INCLUDES:
SPARK PLUG ................................................................................................................... X
ALL EMISSIONS - RELATED PARTS ARE WARRANTED FOR TWO YEARS OR FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME
PRIOR TO THE PARTS FIRST SCHEDULED REPLACEMENT WHICH EVER COMES FIRST.
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NOTES
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OPERATOR'S MANUAL
30cc String Trimmers and Brushcutter
RY30000 Series
CS30 - RY30000, RY30000A, RY30021, RY30021A
SS30 - RY30002, RY30002A, RY30041, RY30041A
BC30 - RY30004, RY30004A, RY30061, RY30061A
• SERVICE
Now that you have purchased your tool, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service,
simply contact your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center. Be sure to provide all pertinent
facts when you call or visit. Please call 1-800-860-4050 for your nearest Ryobi Authorized
Service Center.
• MODEL NO. AND SERIAL NO.
The model number of this tool will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing.
Please record the model number and serial number in the space provided below.
• HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS,
ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
•
MODEL NUMBER
•
SERIAL NUMBER
RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES INC.
1428 Pearman Dairy Road
Post Office Box 1207
983000-401
Anderson, SC 29625
Anderson, SC 29622
Phone 1-800-860-4050