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Ryobi Edger won't start

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Edger Won't Start? Edger Troubleshooting

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Common solutions for: Ryobi Edger won't start

01 - Spark Plug
The spark plug ignites the fuel and air mixture in the engine's cylinder to power the engine. If the spark plug is defective, the engine may not start. To determine if the spark plug is defective, remove the spark plug and inspect it. If the porcelain insulator is cracked, an electrode has been burned away or damaged, or there is heavy carbon buildup at the electrode, replace the spark plug. Alternatively, if the spark plug hasn’t been replaced in a few seasons, replace it.
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Edger Spark Plug
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02 - Carburetor
The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is often caused by leaving fuel in the edger for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel will evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and prevent the engine from starting. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner. If cleaning the carburetor isn’t effective, rebuild or replace the entire carburetor.
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Edger Carburetor
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03 - Carburetor Repair Kit
The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is often caused by leaving fuel in the edger for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel will evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and prevent the engine from starting. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner. If cleaning the carburetor isn’t effective, rebuild or replace the entire carburetor.
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Edger Carburetor Repair Kit
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04 - Ignition Coil
The ignition coil sends voltage to the spark plug while the engine is running. If the ignition coil is defective, the engine may not start. Before you replace the ignition coil, make sure that the spark plug is in working condition. If you have confirmed that the spark plug is not defective, test the ignition coil using an ignition coil tester. If the ignition coil is defective, replace it.
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Edger Ignition Coil
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