Ryobi trimmer line feed problems. The cutting string for your Ryobi trimmer connects to a spool that is powered by a spring. A bumping head can prevent the trimmer from feeding out more string.
There are two possible causes: either the string is not wound properly around the spool due to being jammed at one of the corners of the spring has weakened, preventing it from pushing on the spool far enough to rotate it into place.
If you notice this problem, check both ends of the string and ensure they’re aligned correctly.
Inspect your trimmer’s head and make sure there are no obstructions preventing it from rotating freely. You may want to consult a professional if this issue persists or if you experience other problems with your trimmer.
Ryobi trimmer line feed problems
If the Ryobi trimmer line feed doesn’t work, you may need to perform some basic troubleshooting before referring to the repair guide. Check the spring, spool, cap, levers, and trimmer heads.
These are all parts that can cause this problem, so they should be your first places to look.
This guide will help you identify common issues and possible solutions related specifically to feeding problems.
As mentioned in the introduction of this guide, please make sure to consult your owner’s manual for a detailed description of your model and tailor any simple fixes suggested here accordingly.
Defective Trimmer Head
To clean the trimmer, disconnect it from the power source by unplugging the electric cord. Remove any residual grass and debris by gently pulling on the trimmer head in each direction (upwards and downwards).
If there are small twigs or branches in the trimmer, use a tool such as needle-nose pliers to pull them out.
If you find that your hedge trimmer is not cutting properly, then remove the blade if possible and sharpen it using a sharpening stone or file, for example.
Old blades should be replaced with new ones when appropriate. Finally, reconnect your trimmer to a power outlet before trying it again.
If the trimmer head is worn out, replace it. If not, remove and clean it thoroughly.
Problem with the trimmer line
When trimming your lawn and it’s not working out as you expected, check to make sure the line is actually popping up on the spool.
If it’s not properly installed, then the trimmer string will not feed properly into the head of your string trimmer.
Remember that you have to have the right type of line for your unit. There are thin trimmer lines meant to go with specific trimmers.
Also, you’re supposed to change the line every 3-5 minutes straight out of the package.
So if you’ve had yours on too long already, then that can also cause problems later down the road when cleaning up more dirty shaggy grass or even if there’s thick stuff like weeds getting chopped off at its finest.
Trimmer housing might be cracked
The trimmer housing might be cracked, chipped, or broken. Inspect the trimmer housing for damage. If the trimmer housing is damaged, replace the trimmer head.
Checking the Levers
Some trimmers are equipped with an auto-reel line feed which is controlled by a lever that works on centrifugal force.
The lever is inside the trimmer head around the bristle brush and adjusts based on the tension and weight of the spool.
If the lever gets gummed up or becomes worn down, it will not release to let out more line and will just get crumpled up in a ball inside the trimmer head.
To replace this part, remove the head cover, then remove the spool. Remove the old lever by pushing it off with a small screwdriver. Then just push a new one on and replace everything else.
Remove the spring and clean out any detritus inside: Remove the spring from the housing; check for signs of rust or damage to the metal. Check whether the inside of the housing fixture is greasy or dirty.
If so, wipe it out with a Clorox/water solution and dry it off. Insert spring back into the housing; check for signs that allow proper function of spring in relation to frame (all springs should be firm but not overly tight, meaning that they should fit properly without protruding from their places.) Make sure that all parts move freely within the housing.
The cap is among the most commonly used components in almost all types of engines such as die-casting and injection molding machines, for example, to keep products from spilling out.
If any part or component of the device becomes badly worn down or damaged, it could malfunction by hindering its operation and causing a stoppage that prevents necessary activity to proceed, be that work being done inside a machine or even while running a business.
There are simple steps that you can take to inspect, clean out and repair any damage that’s been done to prevent it from affecting the parts in question so they don’t have to be replaced outright:
Remove debris with an appropriate cleaning tool if there’s something blocking the device’s internal mechanisms, Replace it if the damage has made it too difficult to use on a regular basis.