New and sure could use some help!
Hi there.. I have a Ryobi ry60211a rototiller that just won't start. It ran beautifully when I put it away last year, but I did leave the gas in it. However, before I started it this year, I emptied out the gas, put fresh mixed 50:1 gas in it. This is when I discovered it wouldn't start, so I cleaned the air filter, put in a new spark plug. Still nothing. I took off the carb, took it completely apart, cleaned it, put in new fuel lines, new fuel filter, blew everything out and used some stuff called Seafoam to clean out any laquer/gum from the old gas. I made sure the little floaty wasn't sticking. All the gaskets looked pristine (this rototiller belonged to my elderly friend and she never really used it). I put everything back together, still nothing. The gas is very clearly squirting into the carb, I checked the spark, and it's a healthy bright blue, there is gas in the spark chamber. (it even ignited, yikes, when I pulled the plug and set it next to the chamber to check the spark. I've made sure the start switch is on, the choke lever is on. I've tried opening the carb a little more, closing it, spraying starter fluid in the carb, (yes, I know some say not to). I'm not a small engine expert by any means, so I'm pretty stumped as to what to do now. None of the repair places are available at this time of year; they are swamped. I must wait 4 weeks (too late to get my garden going, so there's no point to that) or figure it out myself! Does anyone have any ideas on what to to check next? Maybe an air leak, although I have no idea how/where to check for that. I hope someone can help! Thanks!