My Ryobi CS26 Won't Start


The Ryobi CS26 is a trimmer used for work outside your home. The trimmer can be used to edge grass as well as remove weeds. The Ryobi CS26 is a gas-powered tool, and will not start if it does not have fuel. Your Ryobi CS26 will start only if you follow the proper protocol.

Things You'll Need

  • 2-cycle fuel

Starting the Trimmer

  • Fill the fuel tank with 2-cycle fuel.

  • Move the clutch dial to the "Start-up" position.

  • Press the fuel primer two times.

  • Pull the cord away from the motor until the engine turns over once.

  • Move the clutch dial to the "Run" position.

  • Pull the cord extending from the engine again to start the trimmer.


  • Check your gas tank and make sure your Ryobi CS26 has fuel. If the trimmer does not have fuel, it will not start.

  • Prime your pump at least twice before starting up a cold trimmer. If your Ryobi CS26 has recently been used, do not use the primer as it may flood your engine.

  • Check the clutch position before every start-up attempt. If the clutch is set to "Run" when you are attempting a cold start, the engine will not turn over.

  • Stop attempting to start the trimmer if you notice a fuel leak. Take your trimmer to an authorized Ryobi repair center as fuel leaks can be very dangerous.

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