A Ryobi riding mower can be the crown jewel of your landscaping equipment for a decade or more. Over time, however, even this reliable machine can experience engine trouble or a decrease in grass-cutting performance. Try troubleshooting these common problems yourself using these handy tips before hiring a service professional.
If your Ryobi riding mower refuses to start or the engine frequently sputters and stalls, water in the gas tank may be the culprit. Whether you left the mower sitting outside in the rain or in a dank area of the garage during the off-season, accumulated water or condensation may have contaminated the mower's fuel supply. Drain the gasoline from the tank into an approved container. Let the tank dry out overnight. The next day, fill the tank with fresh gasoline.
Ryobi riding mowers need regular preventative maintenance. Most homeowners can perform an engine tune-up with standard riding mower parts available from Sears PartsDirect. If you notice a decrease in engine performance, try replacing the engine oil and swapping out the oil, air and fuel filters before calling for professional help. If the mower fails to start at all, replacing the spark plug may solve the problem.
Lawn tractor repair help is readily available from Sears PartsDirect, but solving the problem of your riding mower not driving forward or slowing down on inclines may simply require replacing the drive belt. While the task is not quite as easy as replacing a belt on a vacuum cleaner, it's not beyond the capabilities of the average homeowner.
Acquiring the parts you need for quick maintenance and repair of a Ryobi riding mower is a simple matter with Sears PartsDirect. Just choose your model from the list above, click the chat button, or call 1-800-252-1698 for expert assistance.