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|07-27-2011 09:30 AM|
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wouldn't stay started
By Dean - Jun 20, 2010 - Consumer Reports
Girls bought me this for fathers day 2 years ago. Hesitated to give up on it because of that. Had a friend that works on small motors look at it and he said threads for gas adjustment were loose so it would not stay put. Yesterday threw it in garbage. It was always hard to start as well as pull. Bought a ryobi battery 18v today. hope this works better.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes - No2 stroke, 4 stroke both bad
By JEFF - Jun 11, 2011 - Consumer Reports
I used this product for tall grass and bought the attachment for tilling. Worked okay for first season, and wouldnt run well 2nd season. Since I had attachments, I bought the 4 stroke version. It just died after 1 season. I am done with this company for these products. Thanks to CR, I will be buying a Stihl. I dont mind spending $200 for a quality tool, but $100 per year isnt acceptable.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes - NoBad Product
By Ronhat - May 21, 2011 - Consumer Reports
After 1 year would not start. Tried to buy carb kit and they do not make them. Took in for warranty (3 year) and would not honor because all the gas had not been run out of carb. Cost of new carb $50.00. Will not buy another ryobi gas product.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes - Nonever buy Ryobi again
By every day joe - Mar 21, 2011 - Consumer Reports
bought this to replace my old corded trimmer which had more power. This was difficult to start from day one and continually died during operation. Would have to let it cool down for 10 min. to retart it and I dont have a large yard so it wasn't overworked. After starting it so many times the many pieces actually just started breaking off. Never again Ryobi, never again.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes - NoWorthless Piece of Junk
By DoityourselfBill - Jan 8, 2011 - Consumer Reports
Pros: Lightweight ... Cons: Burnt out coil - 6 mos, Difficult to Start, Starter broke - 3 mos Worked okay for about the first 3 months, though it became harder and harder to start. After about 3 months, the starter spring broke and rope wouldn't retract. I called Ryobi since it had a 1-year warranty and they told me they don't warranty the starter - not if it's 3 months old or if it's one day old. I told the lady I would never buy another Ryobi tool. They were very cool and indifferent. After repairing it, the coil burnt out at around 6 months. The spool bolt came off and the spool went flying. I've had it in twice for repair and they can't seem to make it stay on. In the first year, I spent more on repair then the tool cost. Take my advice and stay away from Ryobi. Pay a few more bucks and get something that works.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes - NoAlmost Worthless
By Flipper - Sep 4, 2010 - Consumer Reports
Pros: It cuts things ... Cons: Difficult to Start, Does Not Run Properly First trimmer purchased took dozens of attempts to start, but, once going ran as expected and did not have any issues with performance. Returned and purchased another, exactly same, new, trimmer. That trimmer started just fine, within 3-4 attempts, but the engine would choke and stall (after warmed-up) when going from an idle state to full-throttle. For example, when moving from one place to the other, the engine would continue to stop as I started to give it more gas. I tried holding the trimmer at different angles and apply throttle with varying degrees of force (feathering). All to no avail.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes - NoVery Unhappy
By Al - Jun 1, 2010 - Consumer Reports
I have used this for 2 years, cussing it, fixing it, trying to make it work because I'm too cheap to go get a new one, but it finally beat me. It takes me 2 hours to get a job done that should take 30 minutes because it won't start, the string gets caught in the head when trying to load it, the motor is not strong enough, etc. both the string guard and the handle on the shaft are perpetually slipping, no matter how much you tighten them.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes - NoWorst purchase of my life!
By Tom - May 16, 2010 - Consumer Reports
Pros: None ... Cons: Difficult to Start, Uses Lots of Line Followed startup instructions to the letter. Horrendous to start 40-50 pulls. Engine stalled during idle, under load and ran so slow the string wouldn't even cut the grass at times. Line feed was a joke. Must stop the engine and disassemble trimmer head to manually feed the string. Can't return it fast enough! Ryobi executives should be made to use this to appreciate the piece of junk they are selling.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes - NoHard to start, low quality trimmer.
By cgola - Apr 17, 2010 - Consumer Reports
Pros: Powerful ... Cons: Difficult to Start, Uses Lots of Line Worked fine for about one season. After one season became difficult to start and to keep running. Clutch that kept trim head from spinning until throttle is pressed stopped working after one season. Now the trim head spins when it is started. Auto line feed doesn't always work properly.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes - NoWill not buy Ryobi again
By Kattfish - May 23, 2011 - Consumer Reports
Used to trim around my lawn, fairly moderate use.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes - No
|07-27-2011 09:22 AM|
Only review on Amazon: This guy seemed to have liked it
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy another brand, February 2, 2011
By misturdan - See all my reviews
This review is from: Factory-Reconditioned Ryobi ZRRY26520 26-cc 18-in Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer
I didn't buy a reconditioned ss26, I bought a new unit from HD.
Right out of the box the idle screw had to be run in to keep the unit running. Then after I finally got it dialed in and started to trim I found the real fault on this POS....The choke lever extends far enough out that it regularly makes contact with your hip during use and subsequently places it into the choke position killing the engine. Proof that the design pukes have never run their product or it wouldn't have left the factory. There are two heads that come with this machine, the standard wound head and a heavy duty line that you insert into holes. Both work well when the weed eater works, That's a problem. I started the weed eaters life with a new fuel tank, fresh gas and good quality 2 stroke oil. It never has run well, always hard to start. With in 6 months I had to replace the fuel lines and primer button....I don't cut my grass so oftern that the thing wore out, it's just crap.. save yourself the headache, spend the money on a real weedeater.
Dan Schermerhorn Bradenton Fl
|07-27-2011 09:18 AM|
Ryobi 26-cc Gas Powered Trimmer - Buy.com - Refurb - $59.99 shipped
Ryobi 26-cc Gas Trimmer (ZRRY26520)- Refurbished - $59.99 shipped from buy.com
This Ryobi 26-cc Gas Trimmer comes with a powerful 26-cc 2-cycle low emission engine. The extended 18" straight shaft design of this unit provides a better reach for getting under fences, decks, and other hard-to-reach locations. This unit is also attachment capable; allowing this unit to convert to a tiller, pruner, edger, blower, brush cutter or hedge trimmer, attachments sold separately.
This Ryobi Trimmer has a 1 horsepower Engine with dual piston rings to provide greater compression for increased power and efficiency. The Hard chrome-plated cylinder provides greater durability. It also features Ryobi's StartEasy flip-and-go system, making it a breeze to use and operate. This item may ship in the original manufacturer's packaging.
26-cc 18-in Straight Shaft Trimmer - ZRRY26520
1 horsepower Engine with dual piston rings provide greater compression for increased power and efficiency
Extended straight shaft for better reach and trimming under obstacles (attachment capable)
Powerful 26-cc 2-cycle low emission engine
Start-easy flip & go choke system
18" cut with .095 dual line bump & go advance
Weight(dry): 14 lbs
Engine:Low Emission - 2-Cycle
Cutting Swath: 18 inches
String Diameter: .095 inches
1-Year Manufacturer Repair Warranty
Appliance Power: Gasoline