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RBV26GN BLOWER / VACUUM OPERATOR’S MANUAL WARNING! It is essential that you read the instructions in this manual before assembling, operating and maintaining this product. Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Do not operate in poor lighting. The operator requires a clear view of the work area to identify potential hazards. Use of hearing protection reduces the ability to hear warnings (shouts or alarms). The operator must pay extra attention to what is going on in the working area. Only use enough throttle (power) to complete the task, this will reduce the potential for injury caused by noise and vibration. Operating similar products nearby increases both the risk of hearing injury and the potential for other persons to enter your working area. Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach. Overreaching can result in loss of balance or exposure to hot surfaces. Keep all parts of your body away from any moving part. Rotating impeller blades can cause severe injury. Stop the engine and ensure impeller blades have stopped rotating before opening the vacuum door, installing/ changing tubes, opening or removing debris bag. Do not touch the area around the silencer or engine of the product, these parts get very hot during operation. Inspect the product before each use. Check for loose fasteners, fuel leaks, etc. Make sure all guards, and handles are properly and securely attached. Replace any damaged parts before use. Never run the product without the proper equipment attached. When used as a blower, always install the blower tubes and close the door. When used as a vacuum, always install the vacuum tubes and vacuum bag. Do not modify the product in any way or use parts and accessories which are not recommended by the manufacturer. WARNING When using the product, the safety rules must be followed. For your own safety and that of bystanders, please read these instructions before operating the product. Please keep the instruction safe for later use. WARNING Never allow children or people with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities to operate, clean or maintain the product. Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator. Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the product and the blowing/vacuuming activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. Keep children out of the work area and under the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator, be alert and turn the product off if a child enters the area. GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS Some regions have regulations that restrict the use of the product to some operations. Check with your local authority for advice. Read all instructions. Do not allow children or untrained individuals to use this product. Ensure before each use that all controls and safety devices function correctly. Do not use the product if the “off” switch does not stop the engine. Never start or run the engine in a closed or poorly ventilated area; breathing exhaust fumes can kill. Clear the work area before each use. Remove all objects such as rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, or string which can be blown a considerable distance by high velocity air. Wear full eye and hearing protection while operating the product. This product is extremely noisy and permanent hearing may result if precautions to limit our exposure, reduce noise and wear hearing protection are not strictly adhered to. Wear heavy long trousers, boots, and gloves. Do not wear loose fitting clothing, short trousers, jewellery of any kind, or use with bare feet. Secure long hair so it is above shoulder level to prevent entanglement in moving parts. Beware of thrown objects; keep all bystanders, children, and pets at least 15 m away from work area. Operate the product only at reasonable hours – not early in the morning or late at night when people might be disturbed. Use rakes and brooms to loosen debris before blowing/ vacuuming. Never operate the product in an explosive atmosphere. Do not use this product when you are tired, ill, or under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication. WARNING If the product is dropped, suffers heavy impact or begins to vibrate abnormally, immediately stop the product and inspect for damage or identify the cause of the vibration. Any damage should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorised service centre. Stop the engine and allow it to cool before refueling, storing or transporting the product. For refueling and fuel mixing, chose an area away from sources of ignition (sparks, flames etc.), flammable materials and which is well ventilated. Do not smoke when mixing fuel or filling fuel tank. Mix and store fuel in a container approved for fuel. Keep an appropriate type of fire extinguisher nearby for dealing with fuel fires. Remember to securely refit the fuel tank filler cap before starting the engine. Wipe up any fuel spillage. Move 9 m away from refueling site before starting engine. It has been reported that vibrations from hand-held tools may contribute to a condition called Raynaud’s Syndrome 2 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine in certain individuals. Symptoms may include tingling, numbness and blanching of the fingers, usually apparent upon exposure to cold. Hereditary factors, exposure to cold and dampness, diet, smoking and work practices are all thought to contribute to the development of the these symptoms. There are measures that can be taken by the operator to possibly reduce the effects of vibration: Keep your body warm in cold weather. When operating the product wear gloves to keep the hands and wrists warm. It is reported that cold weather is a major factor contributing to Raynaud’s Syndrome. After each period of operation, exercise to increase blood circulation. Take frequent work breaks. Limit the amount of exposure per day. If you experience any of the symptoms of this condition, immediately discontinue use and see your doctor about these symptoms. To reduce the risk of injury associated with contacting rotating parts, always stop the engine ,remove the spark plug wire and make sure all moving parts have been come to a stop before cleaning or clearing a blockage leaving the product unattended install or removing attachments checking, maintenance or working on the product can work close to the ground. Do not place blower on top of or near loose debris. Debris may be sucked into intake vent resulting in possible damage to the product. VACUUM SAFETY WARNINGS Do not operate vacuum without vacuum bag assembly installed; flying debris could cause serious injury. Make sure the vacuum bag is completely zipped closed before operating. Move the vacuum from side to side along outer edge of debris. To avoid clogging, do not place the vacuum tube directly into the debris pile. Hold the engine higher than the inlet end of the vacuum tube. Always point vacuum tube downhill when working on a hillside. To avoid serious injury to the operator or damage to the product, do not try to vacuum up rocks, broken glass, bottles, or other similar objects. Avoid situations that could cause fire in the vacuum bag. Do not operate near an open flame. Do not vacuum warm ash from fireplaces, barbecue pits etc. Do not vacuum discarded cigars or cigarettes unless the cinders are completely cool. WARNING Injuries may be caused, or aggravated, by prolonged use of a tool. When using any tool for prolonged periods, ensure you take regular breaks. INTENDED USE The product is only intended for use outdoors in a well ventilated area. The product is intended for blowing light debris including leaves, grass and other garden refuse. It is intended to vacuum and mulch light debris as above and collect in the debris bag. It is not designed to suck or vacuum water or other liquid. WARNING Your blower/vacuum product may be supplied with a harness. Carefully adjust the harness to comfortably help to support the weight of the product and hang at your right hand side. RESIDUAL RISK WARNING Identify the Quick Release mechanism and practice using it BEFORE you start using the product. It’s correct use may prevent serious injury in the case of an emergency. Never wear additional clothing over the harness or otherwise restrict access to the quick release mechanism. Even when the product is used as prescribed, it is still impossible to completely eliminate certain residual risk factors. The following hazards may arise in use and the operator should pay special attention to avoid the following: Injury caused by vibration. Always use the right tool for the job, use designated handles and restrict working time and exposure. Exposure to noise can cause hearing injury. Wear ear protection and limit exposure. Injury from flying objects from the blow tube airflow or vacuum exhaust if the bag is not fitted or damaged. BLOWER SAFETY WARNINGS Wear a face filter mask in dusty conditions to reduce the risk of injury associated with the inhalation of dust. Do not point the blower nozzle in the direction of people or pets. Never place objects inside the blower tubes. Do not operate the product near open windows etc. Slightly dampen surfaces in dusty conditions. Use the full blower nozzle extension so the air stream SYMBOLS Symbols 3 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Explanation Read this safety and operating instructions in this booklet and keep it in a safe place for future reference. CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury. CAUTION: Beware of thrown or flying objects. Keep all bystanders at least 15 m away. (Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property damage. Wear eye protection DESCRIPTION (REFER TO FIGURE SHEET) Wear ear protection 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. Do not run product without tubes in place. Risk of long hair being drawn into air inlet. Risk of loose clothing being drawn into air intake. To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with any hot surface. Warning! Hot surface. Dangerous feed orifice. Rotating fans. Keep hands and feet out of the openings while the product is running. 78 109 Guaranteed sound pressure and sound power level. Use unleaded petrol intended for motor vehicle use with an octane rating of 91 ([R+M]/2) or higher. Use 2-stroke oil for air cooled engines. Mix the fuel mix thoroughly and also each time before refueling. Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM). This product meets applicable regulatory requirements. The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. Engine displacement Air velocity Air volume Weight Rated power Engine speed (Max.) Engine speed (Idle) WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. 4 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Lower vacuum tube Vacuum bag Adaptor Cruise control Throttle trigger Upper vacuum tube Vacuum tube screw Fuel cap Starter grip Choke lever Upper handle On/Off switch 0XIÀHU Primer bulb Vacuum handle Combination wrench Sweeper nozzle Upper blower tube Door release tab Impeller cover door High velocity nozzle with leaf scraper 7DSHUHGÀDQJH Adaptor installed in vacuum bag Raised locking tab Locking tab Vacuum bag assembly Inlet cover tab Vacuum opening Locking tab on vacuum opening Vacuum tube assembly Screw for holding vacuum tube assembly Quick start label $LU¿OWHUFRYHU $LU¿OWHUFRYHUVHFXULQJNQRE $LU¿OWHU Spark plug boot Spark plug 26 cc 325 km/h 11 m3/min 4.3 kg 0.75 kW 10000 /min 2800 - 4600 /min Vibration value at handle according to EN 15503:2009+A1:2013 Annex B: Blower mode (Upper handle) Racing (without nozzle): 18.9 m/s2 Idling: 7.0 m/s2 Equivalent vibration total value: 17.7 m/s2 Vacuum mode (Upper handle/Vacuum handle) Racing 12.6 / 19.8 m/s2 Idling 6.5 / 6.3 m/s2 Equivalent vibration total value 11.9 / 18.5 m/s2 Uncertainty K (Vibration) 1.5 m/s2 SIMPLE START™ Sound power level according to EN 15503:2009+A1:2013 Annex A (Blower / vacuum) : Converting the blower to a vacuum is simple and can be done XVLQJDÀDWKHDGVFUHZGULYHU Racing 105.7 / 106.0 dB(A) VACUUM BAG Idling 89.7 / 87.9 dB(A) The vacuum bag attaches to the blower easily by using the vacuum bag adaptor. The Simple Start allows for easier and quicker starting. SWEEPER NOZZLE The sweeper nozzle allows for more area to be covered during blower operation. THROTTLE TRIGGER The blower can be operated at any speed between idle and full throttle. VACUUM Equivalent A-weight Sound power 105.7 / 106.0 dB(A) level: Uncertainty K 3.0 dB (sound power level) Sound pressure level at operator position according to EN 15503:2009 Annex A (Blower/Vacuum) Racing VACUUM HANDLE This feature allows user to perform vacuuming duties comfortably. VACUUM TUBES The vacuum tubes can be installed on the blower using a ÀDWKHDGVFUHZGULYHU 91.7 / 95.2 dB(A) Idling 75.8 / 74.5 dB(A) Equivalent A-weight emission sound 91.1 / 94.5 dB(A) pressure level Uncertainty K 3 dB (sound pressure level) ASSEMBLY UNPACKING This product requires assembly. Carefully remove the product and any accessories from the box. Make sure that all items listed on the Packing List are included. FEATURES KNOW YOUR BLOWER/VACUUM See Figures 1a - 1b. The safe use of this product requires an understanding of the information on the product and in this operator’s manual as well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting. Before use of this product, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety rules. WARNING: Do not use this product if any parts on the Packing List are already assembled to your product when you unpack it. Parts on this list are not assembled to the product by the manufacturer and require customer installation. Use of a product that may have been improperly assembled could result in serious personal injury. BLOWER TUBE AND NOZZLES The blower tube can be assembled and installed on the blower without using any tools. Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage or damage occurred during shipping. Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the product. CRUISE CONTROL The cruise control feature allows the user to operate the blower without holding the throttle trigger. To slow the engine, simply push the cruise control lever forward. If any parts are damaged or missing, please call Ryobi customer service for assistance. HIGH VELOCITY NOZZLE WITH WET LEAF SCRAPER PACKING LIST Blower Upper blower tube Sweeper nozzle High velocity nozzle Upper and lower vacuum tubes Vacuum tube screws (2) Vacuum bag The high velocity nozzle is great for wet sticky leaves. It allows you to scrape wet leaves or debris while operating the blower. ENGINE 7KHEORZHUKDVDSRZHUIXOFFHQJLQHZLWKVXI¿FLHQWSRZHU to handle tough blowing and vacuuming jobs. 5 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine INSTALLING THE VACUUM TUBES Vacuum bag adaptor 2-Stroke engine lubricant Operator’s manual Figure sheet See Figures 5 - 6. WARNING: Rotating impeller blades can cause severe injury. Always stop the engine and ensure impeller blades have stopped rotating before opening the vacuum door or installing/ changing tubes. Do not put hands or any other object into the vacuum tubes while they are installed on the product. NOTE: Read and remove all hang tags and store with your operator’s manual. WARNING: If any parts are damaged or missing do not operate this product until the parts are replaced. Using the product with damaged or missing parts could result in serious personal injury. To install the vacuum tubes: Secure the upper and lower vacuum tubes together by aligning the raised locking tabs with the raised slots. Tap tube assembly on ground until the screw holes in lower tube are in the raised slot of the upper tube. Secure with supplied screws. 'HSUHVVLQOHWFRYHUWDEXVLQJDÀDWKHDGVFUHZGULYHUDQG open vacuum inlet cover. Align tabs on housing with tube assembly. WARNING: Do not attempt to modify this product or create accessories not recommended for use with this product. Any such DOWHUDWLRQRUPRGL¿FDWLRQLVPLVXVHDQGFRXOGUHVXOWLQD hazardous condition leading to possible serious personal injury. Tighten screws on upper vacuum tube to secure to blower housing. WARNING: To remove the vacuum tubes: Loosen screws of the upper vacuum tube by turning counterclockwise. Remove the vacuum tube assembly from the blower housing. Close the vacuum inlet cover door securely. To prevent accidental starting that could cause serious personal injury, always disconnect the engine spark plug wire from the spark plug when assembling parts. ASSEMBLING THE BLOWER TUBES See Figure 2. Align raised tabs on upper tube to the slots on blower housing outlet; slide together and tighten securely by twisting. Check tightness after initial use and retighten if needed. Attach desired nozzle (high velocity nozzle or sweeper nozzle) to upper blower tube by aligning raised tabs on upper blower tube; slide together and tighten securely by twisting. Check tightness after initial use and retighten if needed. To remove the nozzle, rotate the nozzle to unlock and remove from the upper blower tube. To remove the adaptor: 8VLQJDÀDWKHDGVFUHZGULYHUOLIWORFNLQJWDEDQGURWDWH the adaptor to unlock position. Then remove the adaptor. OPERATION WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with this product to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is VXI¿FLHQWWRLQÀLFWVHULRXVLQMXU\ INSTALLING THE VACUUM BAG See Figures 3 - 4. 8VLQJWKHÀDWKHDGVFUHZGULYHURIWKHFRPELQDWLRQZUHQFK lift locking tab on the upper blower tube and rotate to unlock position. Then remove the upper blower tube. Unzip the vacuum bag and place the adaptor inside as shown. Push the vacuum bag adaptor through the opening opposite the zipper. The end of the adaptor with the tapered ÀDQJHZLOOUHPDLQRQWKHLQVLGHRIWKHYDFXXPEDJZKHQ installed properly. Align the raised slots on the vacuum bag adaptor with the raised locking tabs on the blower housing outlet; push the bag adaptor onto the housing. Twist to lock into place. Rotate the vacuum bag until the shoulder strap is upright. Make sure the vacuum bag is zipped and closed before starting the product. WARNING: Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with standards, along with hearing protection. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes and other possible serious injuries. MIXING THE FUEL This product is powered by a 2-stroke engine and requires premixing petrol and 2-stroke oil. The mixture should be at a 50:1 ratio. NOTE: We recommend you use Ryobi synthetic 2-stroke lubricant. Only use a quality synthetic 2-stroke lubricant in your blower to ensure top performance and engine longevity. 6 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine &KHFNIRUIXHOOHDNV$OHDNLQJIXHOFDSLVD¿UHKD]DUGDQG PXVWEHUHSODFHGLPPHGLDWHO\,I\RX¿QGDQ\OHDNVFRUUHFW the problem before using the product. Failure to do so could UHVXOWLQD¿UHWKDWFRXOGFDXVHVHULRXVSHUVRQDOLQMXU\ TO MIX THE FUEL: Pre-mix unleaded petrol and 2-stroke engine lubricant in a clean container approved for petrol. This engine is certified to operate on unleaded petrol intended for automotive use with an octane rating of 91 ([R + M] / 2) or higher. Do not use any type of pre-mixed petrol/lubricant from fuel service stations, this includes the pre-mixed petrol/ lubricant intended for use in mopeds, motorcycles, etc. Ŷ Avoid the use of Ethanol fuels or fuels containing Ethanol. The use of Ethanol fuels may result in damage to your engine. Ŷ Use synthetic 2-stroke lubricant only. Do not use automotive lubricant or 2-stroke outboard lubricant. Ŷ Mix 2% synthetic 2-stroke lubricant into the petrol. This is a 50:1 ratio. Ŷ Mix the fuel thoroughly and also each time before fueling. Ŷ Mix in small quantities. Do not mix quantities larger than usable in a 30-day period. A synthetic 2-stroke lubricant containing a fuel stabiliser is recommended. 1 litre 2 litres 3 litres 4 litres 5 litres + + + + + 20 ml 40 ml 60 ml 80 ml 100 ml = = = = = STARTING AND STOPPING See Figure 7. To start a cold engine: DO NOT squeeze the throttle trigger until the engine starts and runs. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Lock the cruise control. Set the ignition switch to the "I" position. Press the primer bulb 10 times. Set the choke lever to “FULL” choke position. Pull the starter grip until the engine attempts to start. Do not pull the starter grip more than 8 times. 6. Set the choke lever to "HALF" choke position. 7. Pull the starter grip until the engine starts. Do not pull the starter grip more than 6 times. 8. Wait 10 seconds. 9. Set the choke lever to "RUN" choke position. To start a warm engine: 1. Set the ignition switch to the “I” position. 2. Press the primer bulb 10 times. 3. Set the choke lever to “RUN” choke position. 4. Pull the starter grip until the engine starts. To stop the engine: Toggle the on/off switch to the “ O ” position. 50:1 OPERATING THE BLOWER See Figures 8 - 9. FILLING THE TANK WARNING: WARNING: Never run the product without the blower tubes installed or the vacuum door securely closed. Use of an improperly assembled product could result in serious personal injury. 3HWURO LV H[WUHPHO\ ÀDPPDEOH DQG H[SORVLYH $ ¿UH RU explosion from petrol will burn you and others. Always shut off engine before fuelling. Never add fuel to a machine with a running or hot engine. Move at least 10 m from refuelling site before starting engine. Do not smoke and stay away IURPRSHQÀDPHVDQGVSDUNV)DLOXUHWRVDIHO\KDQGOHIXHO could result in serious personal injury. Start the blower. Refer to Starting and Stopping earlier in this manual. Hold the blower with the upper handle in your right hand. WARNING: Clean the surface around the fuel cap to prevent contamination. Loosen the fuel cap slowly by turning counterclockwise. Always hold the blower away from your body with the handle in your right hand when operating as a blower, keeping FOHDUDQFHEHWZHHQ\RXUERG\DQGWKHSURGXFW7KHPXIÀHU side of the blower should be opposite from your body. Any contact with the exhaust housing can result in burns and/ or other serious personal injury. Pour the fuel mixture carefully into the tank. Clean and inspect the fuel cap gasket before replacing the fuel cap. Replace the fuel cap and tighten it by turning it clockwise. WARNING: Wipe spilled fuel from the product. Move at least 10 m away from refuelling area before starting the product. Do not place blower on top of or near loose debris or gravel. Debris may be sucked into blower intake vent resulting in possible damage to the product and could result in serious personal injury. NOTE: It is normal for smoke to be emitted from a new HQJLQHGXULQJ¿UVWXVH To keep from scattering debris, blow around the outer edges of a debris pile. Never blow directly into the centre WARNING: 7 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine the upper handle in your left hand and the vacuum handle in your right hand. Move the blower/vacuum from side to side along outer edge of the debris. To avoid clogging, do not place the vacuum tube directly into the debris pile. Hold the engine higher than the inlet end of the vacuum tube. Always point vacuum tube downhill when working on a hillside. To avoid serious injury to the operator or damage to the product, do not pick up rocks, broken glass, bottles, or other similar objects. If the vacuum tubes should clog, stop the engine, ensure impeller blades have stopped spinning, and disconnect the spark plug wire before cleaning out the obstruction. Remove the vacuum tubes and clear the debris from the blower fan housing. Remove the bag and clear the tube. A small rod or stick may be required to clear the entire tube length. Ensure that all debris has been cleared before reassembling the vacuum tubes. of a pile. Operate power equipment at reasonable hours only - not early in the morning or late at night when people might be disturbed. Comply with the times listed with local authorities. To reduce sound levels, limit the number of pieces of equipment used at any one time. Operate blower at the lowest possible throttle speed to do the job. Check your equipment before operation, especially the PXIÀHUDLULQWDNHVDQGDLU¿OWHUV Use rakes and brooms to loosen debris before blowing. In dusty conditions, slightly dampen surfaces when water is available. Watch out for children, pets, open windows, or freshly washed cars, and blow debris safely away. Hold blower, as shown in Figure 9, so the air stream can work close to the ground. After using blowers or other equipment, CLEAN UP! Dispose of debris properly. Use the sweeper nozzle for the everyday blowing operation. This nozzle allows for more area to be covered during the blowing operation. 7KHKLJKYHORFLW\QR]]OHLVVSHFL¿FDOO\GHVLJQHGIRUZHW sticky leaves. It allows you to scrape wet leaves or debris while operating the blower. MAINTENANCE WARNING: When servicing, use only identical replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage. CRUISE CONTROL See Figure 10. The cruise control can be used to operate the blower without holding the throttle trigger. To engage the cruise control: Pull cruise control lever back towards user, and stop at the desired throttle setting. To release the cruise control, push cruise control lever all the way towards the front of product. WARNING: Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with standards, along with hearing protection. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes and other possible serious injuries. WARNING: VACUUM OPERATION Before inspecting, cleaning, or servicing the product, shut off engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and disconnect spark plug wire and move it away from spark plug. Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious personal injury or property damage. See Figure 11. WARNING: Never run the product without the vacuum tubes and vacuum bag installed. Use of an improperly assembled product could result in serious personal injury. GENERAL MAINTENANCE Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, lubricant, grease, etc. WARNING: .HHSWKHPXIÀHUDQGDOOKRWVXUIDFHVRIWKHEORZHUYDFXXP away from your body. Failure to do so could result in possible serious personal injury. WARNING: Install the vacuum tubes and the bag. Refer to the ASSEMBLY section earlier in this manual. Start the blower. Refer to Starting and Stopping earlier in this manual. Place the vacuum bag strap over your right shoulder. Hold 'RQRWDWDQ\WLPHOHWEUDNHÀXLGVSHWUROSHWUROHXPEDVHG products, penetrating lubricants, etc., come in contact with plastic parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken or destroy plastic which may result in serious personal injury. 8 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine immediately. You can often make adjustments and repairs described here. For other repairs, have the blower/vacuum serviced by an authorized service dealer. The fuel cap contains a sealing gasket and a check valve to allow air in. A clogged check valve will cause poor engine performance. If performance improves when the fuel cap is loosened, the check valve may be faulty. Replace fuel cap if required. CLEANING THE AIR FILTER See Figure 12 - 13. A dirty air filter will cause starting difficulty, loss of performance, and shorten the life span of the engine. Check WKHDLU¿OWHUPRQWKO\)RUEHVWSHUIRUPDQFHUHSODFHWKHDLU ¿OWHUDWOHDVWRQFHD\HDU Loosen the air filter cover by turning the knob counterclockwise. 5HPRYHWKHDLU¿OWHU &OHDQ WKH IRDP ¿OWHU HOHPHQW ZLWK ZDUP VRDS\ ZDWHU Rinse and let dry. NOTE:,IWKHIRDP¿OWHUHOHPHQWLVGDPDJHGLWVKRXOGEH replaced. $SSO\DOLJKWFRDWRIHQJLQHRLOWRWKHIRDP¿OWHUHOHPHQW then squeeze it out. 5HLQVWDOOWKHDLU¿OWHU NOTE:0DNHVXUHWKH¿OWHULVVHDWHGSURSHUO\LQVLGHWKH FRYHU,QVWDOOLQJWKH¿OWHULQFRUUHFWO\ZLOODOORZGLUWWRHQWHU the engine, causing rapid engine wear. Reinstall the cover and tighten knob to secure. FUEL FILTER 7KH IXHO VXSSOLHG WR WKH HQJLQH LV SDVVHG WKURXJK D ¿OWHU to remove any contaminants from entering the engine. Contaminants in the fuel can cause poor performance and damage to the engine. 7KHIXHO¿OWHULVDQRQVHUYLFHDEOHLWHPDQGLIQHHGHGVKRXOG be replaced by an authorised service centre. SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT See Figure 14. This engine uses a Champion RCJ-6Y or NGK BPMR7A spark plug with .025 in. electrode gap. Use an exact replacement and replace annually. Follow these steps to replace the spark plug: 1. 2. Remove the spark plug boot. Loosen the spark plug by turning it counterclockwise with a 16 mm socket. 3. Remove the spark plug. 4. Hand thread the new spark plug, turning it clockwise. NOTE: A small amount of anti seize compound on the thread of the new plug will ensure easy removal on the next service. 5. Tighten with a socket. Do not overtighten. CLEANING THE EXHAUST PORT, MUFFLER AND SPARK ARRESTOR NOTE: Depending on the type of fuel used, the type and amount of lubricant used, and/or your operating conditions, the H[KDXVW SRUW PXIÀHU DQGRU VSDUN DUUHVWRU VFUHHQ PD\ become blocked with carbon deposits. If you notice a power loss with your petrol powered product, you may need to remove these deposits to restore performance. We highly UHFRPPHQGWKDWRQO\TXDOL¿HGVHUYLFHWHFKQLFLDQVSHUIRUP this service. The spark arrestor must be cleaned or replaced every 50 hours or yearly to ensure proper performance of your product. Spark arrestors may be in different locations depending on the model purchased. Please contact your nearest service dealer for the location of the spark arrestor for your model. WARNING: Be careful not to cross-thread the spark plug. Cross-threading will seriously damage the product. STORING THE PRODUCT Clean all foreign material from the product. Store idle unit indoors in a dry, well-ventilated area that is inaccessible to children. Keep away from corrosive agents such as garden chemicals and de-icing salts. Abide by all ISO and local regulations for the safe storage and handling of petrol. WARNING: 7R DYRLG D ¿UH KD]DUG QHYHU UXQ WKH EORZHUYDFXXP without the spark arrestor in place. WHEN STORING 1 MONTH OR LONGER: Drain all fuel from tank into a container approved for petrol. Run engine until it stops. VACUUM BAG A dirty bag will reduce performance. To clean the bag, turn it inside out and shake. Wash the bag in soapy water at least once a year. To obtain a replacement bag, see your local Ryobi dealer. Visit our website for your nearest location or call Ryobi Customer Service on 1300 361 505. FUEL CAP WARNING: $OHDNLQJIXHOFDSLVD¿UHKD]DUGDQGPXVWEHUHSODFHG 9 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine TROUBLESHOOTING IF THESE SOLUTIONS DO NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM, CONTACT YOUR AUTHORIZED SERVICING DEALER. PROBLEM CAUSE REMEDY No fuel in tank. Fill tank. Spark plug is fouled. Replace spark plug. Spark plug is broken. (cracked porcelain or electrodes broken) Replace spark plug. Ignition lead wire shorted, broken, or disconnected from spark plug. Replace lead wire or attach to spark plug. Ignition inoperative. Contact authorised service center. (QJLQHLVÀRRGHG Remove spark plug, turn blower to aim spark plug hole at the ground. Adjust the choke lever to “RUN” position and pull starter cord 10-15 times. This will clear excess fuel from the engine. Remove any fuel which is splashed on the product. Clean and reinstall spark plug. Clean up any spilled fuel and move at least 9 m away before restarting. Pull starter cord 3 times with choke lever at “RUN” position. If engine does not start, rotate choke lever to “COLD START” position and repeat normal starting procedure. If engine still fails to start, repeat procedure with a new spark plug. Water in petrol or stale fuel mixture. 'UDLQHQWLUHV\VWHPDQGUH¿OOZLWKIUHVK fuel. Too much lubricant in fuel mixture. 'UDLQDQGUH¿OOZLWKFRUUHFWPL[WXUH Engine is under or over choked. Adjust choke as necessary. Weak spark at spark plug. Contact authorised service center. Engine lacks power. $LU¿OWHUFORJJHG &OHDQDLU¿OWHU5HIHUWRCleaning the Air Filter earlier in this manual. Engine overheats. ,QVXI¿FLHQWOXEULFDQWLQIXHOPL[WXUH Mix fuel as described in operating instructions. Engine fails to start. 20150130v1 Engine hard to start. 10 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine 11 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Techtronic Industries (Australia) Pty. Ltd. Level 1, 660 Doncaster Road Doncaster, VIC 3108, Australia Techtronic Industries New Zealand Ltd. 18-26 Amelia Earhart Avenue Mangere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand 960606013-01 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine