Ryobi C430 string trimmer

19jerry44June 26, 2012

I've got two of these pieces of junk only because I have the Extend-it attachments. Both have throttle problems due to a very poor design. I didn't have time to fix the first one so rushed out and bought another. After a short time the second one developed the same throttle malfunction. No more Ryobi products for me!!

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loger_gw

What seems to be the problem with the Ryobi C430 string trimmer�s throttle? I have not seen much quality in the low end cost trimmers (Toys) vs semi or commercial grades. I have been sold on the 200.00+ Echos that are not split shaft, straight and 2-cycle vs 4.

Working with mechanical tools/machines and investing in them, I have not found many multi-purpose tools/machines that would do all the jobs well. I basically stay away from tools and machinery that I have not seen and proven to work (a few years). Great Ideas But Toys IMO! This causes me to have more tools but satisfaction with them.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 2:12PM
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tjcarita(9)

Could be the Ethanol in the gas you are using!
It's causing problems with all these small engines.
Do a Goolge search for Ethanol and small engines.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 10:29PM
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loger_gw

I took Throttle Problems to be a mechanical issue due to "poor design". I agree with, "Could be the Ethanol" if it is not weekly used equipment with Stabil treated fuel or Etc. We need to hear the problem from Jerry.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 12:06AM
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tonyski(4)

It's a poor setting in order to meet epa standards. One just needs to cut slots in the mixture screw heads so you can adjust them with a screw driver (or buy the super-secret pacman driver), just like the carbs in classic cars. And absolutely don't use Ethanol.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2014 at 9:05AM
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