Ryobi RY26520 26cc Straight Shaft Lawn Grass Weed Trimmer - Manufacturer Refurbished
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|Item Dimensions||11 x 10.5 x 38 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||RY26520|
|Shipping Weight||12.1 pounds|
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|Power Source||gas powered||gasoline-powered||gas-powered||gas-powered|
|Size||—||11-Inch||12.4" H x 11.2" W x 41.8" L||17"|
This is a factory reconditioned product. Reconditioned generally means that the product has been returned to the manufacturer, who brings the product back to like new condition. Some products may contain cosmetic blemishes. Includes 26-cc Gas Powered 18 in. Straight Shaft String Trimmer - ZRRY26520, Anti-vibration Handle, Grass Deflector, Hanger Cap, Operator's Manual
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Con: First thing is that the fuel tank is small and you cannot see the fuel level without taking off the cap. When I opened up the air filter box I was surprised when I saw only a screen being used as an air filter. The screen was plastic and has holes the same size as what you would find on your windows at home. I think this was done on purpose to cause extra wear on the internal engine components. I highly recommend finding a foam filter to fit in the air filter cover. There is a spot you can insert a filter. What I found was the best option was a filter that fits in the spot almost perfect. I found it at [...] Just type in Ryobi air filter and it pops up as the first option. It fits well, just add a little oil and put it in.
I know there are complaints about not idling well or stalling when you try full throttle. That is caused by the adjustment screws are needing some tweaking. On amazon search pac-man carb adjustment tool. The tool is about $15 and it fits exactly into the special screws on the carburetor. The one with the H next to it is for full throttle and the one with the L next to it is for the idle. These screws adjust the air fuel mixture. If you have had your trimmer for a while also check the exhaust port for carbon build up by taking off the muffler. When you clean it out make sure the skirt of the piston is blocking the whole to make sure no carbon goes into the engine. If it does it can destroy your engine. Be careful not to scratch the piston either. Cleaning the exhaust port is part of the yearly maintenance of the trimmer as well as the spark arrestor screen. Most replacement parts can be found on the website listed above.
This trimmer is still running strong with only issue I have had is when I had some old gas in it. It had no power and could not throttle up. So make sure you use a fuel stabilizer and keep you fuel fresh. Luckily my 2-stroke snow blower is less picky with it's fuel and was able to burn off the old gas in it. It still starts up with ease, the head is still original and works fine most of the time.
The first frustration was that after assembling (which was incredibly easy) the instructions on the unit by the choke lever and the instructions in the manual are different for how to start. One says to hold the trigger and one says not to, one says a different number of times to prime than the other, and one says to change the choke setting in the midst of trying to start and one says not to. Perhaps both instructions work but that was confusing.
The biggest issue was that the unit did not work. Despite seeing "inspected by" stickers all over the unit followed by different identification numbers, the primer bubble would not fill with fuel. I filled the gas tank with the appropriate amount of gas and 2-cycle oil and primed it over and over again and pulled the cord until my arm fell off, but it never came close to starting. I could see bubbles move through the tank when I pushed the primer bubble but had zero fuel going into the bubble itself. I finally had to call Ryobi directly who did help me determine that it was not refurbished in a way that it could work and they directed me to a local service center that would fix it under their 1-year warranty. This trouble was unacceptable for something out of the box to be this non-functional. I am somewhat optimistic that after getting it back from the service center I'll have a great weed whacker, but I certainly would not advise buying from this seller without knowing the full details of the warranty in place.
Still runs as good as the day it arrived :O)
This is hands down the cheapest gas trimmer I've bought and I must say I'm really impessed! We have the more expensive Echo, Husqvarna, etc. but this Ryobi is just as good as those other brands! I work on small engines and trust me those other brands aren't fail proof either just because they cost 4x more =)
Only cons is the requirement of a special carb adjustment screwdriver (Thanks EPA).... once your able to remove the carb low/high speed adjustment screws ... you can slot them for the standard flat-tip screwdriver ... reinstall so there's no need to carry around the specialized screwdriver!
Once you have this baby tuned up ... she'd blaze right on through most anything!
I feel this trimmer gets an underserved bad reputation because of the number of idiots who don't know how to operate a 2-stroke, straight gas it, can't tune a 2-stroke carb to save their lives, and damage the engine because everyone knows all EPA compliant 2-strokes come factory tuned on the lean and fail to retune carb resulting in engine damage!
Side note : Trimmer comes with really course air filter! I recommend getting the "Oregon 30-915 Pre Oiled Foam Air Filter For Briggs & Stratton" .... cutting it in half and then laying the course filter on top the foam material and cutting out a new filter from the Oregon foam air filter. Oil and place new custom cut Oregon foam air filter in carb housing first then install original course air filter on top of it and reattach air filter plastic cover. This will help keep dirt/dust debris out of engine where the original course filter will only stop larger debris making the engine life last much longer than it would normally!