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Ryobi breaker/reset button

Post in 'The Gear' started by crooked beat, May 19, 2008.

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  1. crooked beat

    crooked beat Member

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    I have used my ryobi for just over 2 years. I used it last in May 2007. I took it out of storage today, checked the oil (type 22) and it was fine. Split 4 logs, piston returned to starting spot. Now when I press the green button, before I even press the lever, the reset/breaker button kicks in and stops the motor.

    Any thoughts why this may have occurred? I have used it a total of 40 hours.

    Thanks

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like a dead short to me. Time to take it apart and start with your meter. I don't know if there is a wiring diagram available for that machine, but if there is, you may consider getting it. It should be fairly straight forward to find the problem.
  3. crooked beat

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    Thanks - I was thinking along those lines.

    Found this repair manual:

    oneworld1.inetu.net/manuals/index.php?dir=ryobi/ryobioutdoor/&file=RY49701_588_r.pdf

    I will tinker with it this week.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Now yer cookin. Looks to be pretty straight forward.
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    Here is an update:

    I did this repair a few months ago. $20. It was a blown capacitor. I just found the photos. You can see the old one and the new one.

    Very easy to replace. The Ryobi parts dealer told me that almost all electric splitters are made by one manufacturer in China. He showed me a few "no name" or store splitters at his store and all had the same basic parts as Ryobi.

    Attached are some photos:

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    photo 2 Of the ryobi repair

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    photo 3 Of the ryobi repair

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    Just a thought I want to throw out without reading through...you could have a bad breaker, it happens, just try it from another plug.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Crooked - thats what I'm talking about. Good job on the repair. It is a fact that the largest majority of the time, when a capacitor fails, it shorts (the opposite of a resistor, they "open").

    Now yer ready to get to split'in.
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