Model #700R RYOBI Line Trimmers/Weedwackers, Gas

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ryobi gas trimmer 700r 700R Ryobi Trimmer

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Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com.
Sorry to hear of the issue you're having keeping the Ryobi running after start up, I know how frustrating issues like this are to have occur.
Due to the fact that it starts initially, we can pretty much limit our scope to the carburetor. This is a tell-tale sign of a blocked or partially blocked fuel jet within the carburetor, probably gunked up with varnish over the years. Once the initial primer fuel is burned off, the engine starves for fuel and dies. Same thing when pulling the trigger, the higher rpm's require additional fuel, and will more than likely bog down and die when accelerated. 
You will have the fuel lines correct because it wouldn't start if they were on backwards. I would recommend pulling the carb initially and with some carb cleaner and a bread tie wire, try poking the fuel jet with the wire and douse liberally with carb cleaner. If that doesn't work, I would recommend a replacement carburetor. These small guys are tremendously hard to clean right. I have about a 25% success rate with them, and I've rebuilt many carbs. The air passageways can get gunked up and there is not an effective way to clean them. You can try shooting them with compressed air from an air compressor if you have one, that helps in some cases. 
If you need a replacement carburetor, I have provided a blue link below that you may click on to be directed to the SearsParts site to view and purchase when needed.

Carburetor for Ryobi Model 700R

Hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 14, 2014
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JOSH, Thanks for your reply. I knew the carb was starving for fuel but had no idea of what to do in order to correct the problem. I will try removing the carb and give it a cleaning with some carb cleaner. I don't really want to drop $50.00 into this trimmer that is 15 years old but I am not ready to give it up just yet. I have in the mean time purchased a new CRAFTSMAN model 316.711370 with the clutch that I am trying to get adapted to. Surely one of them will be running when I need to trim again. Thanks for your help ... PHIL

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PHIL -
June 14, 2014
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Ryobi 770rEB Carburetor Adjustments

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Trimmer carburetor adjustments may not always be in the manual. The expert will review and respond within two business days, if not sooner. I did attach the link to Sears Parts Direct if the diagrams would be helpful or parts are needed. If you decide to take the trimmer in to a service center for repair and maintenance, I added the Sears Home Services link below. I hope this information helps if needed.

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Barbara H. -
May 13, 2012
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No further follow-up required on this issue. Couldn�t get it to fire even with starting fluid. I checked the compression and it was low. I pulled cylinder head off and found bore and piston badly gaulded. Found parts cost too high to justify repairing ($100.00+). But all is not lost I just took the power head off of a Ryobi 700r, as it was the same size engine, which has a fixed shaft. And put it on the 770r shaft that allows for using various accessories. Problem solved. Thanks for the input.

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James -
May 14, 2012
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Thank you for your question on the settings of the carburetor needle setting for the Ryobi trimmer.

If you will gently turn the both the hi and low adjustment screws in all the way until they stop and then back them out 1 1/2 turns that will be a good starting place for setting the carburetor adjustments.

I hope this will help.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
May 16, 2012
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Thanks for the info.

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James -
May 17, 2012
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Where can I find a free wiring schematics for a Chevy Turbo 700R4 transmission?

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I understand how this is really important to have. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I suggest you add complete model number to this thread so you can get a better answer from the experts! Have a nice day!

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Dezeray -
May 02, 2012
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Believe it or not your local library is an exceptional source for manuals and information. You can also try just Google chat rooms on the subject.

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MikeLangton -
Sears Technician
May 08, 2012
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