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How do I make my line advance?

When you press the trigger and release, a quarter inch of line releases.

How do I check my engine lubricant level on my RYOBI 4 Cycle unit?

  • Ensure your unit has been turned off.
  • Unscrew the oil cap/dipstick and remove.
  • Wipe dipstick clean; re-seat in hole and rethread.
  • Remove dipstick again and check the lubricant level. Lubricant level should fall within the hatched area on the dipstick.
  • If level is low, add engine lubricant until the fluid level rises to the upper portion of the hatched area on the dipstick.
  • Replace and secure the oil cap/dipstick.

Where can I get a replacement filter?

Replacement filters can be found here.

Where can I find replacement sandpaper?

You can find replacement sandpaper at your local Home Depot store or online at homedepot.com.

What blades can I use for my recip saw?

You can use any reciprocating saw blade on the market.

What blade do I use for what material?

For faster, rougher cuts use a blade with less teeth. For fine cutting like countertops and metal, use a blade with more teeth.

What size blade should I get?

A 5.5 inch blade with a 10 millimeter Arbor

How do I use the Bladesaver function?

There is an Allen wrench in the handle of your Jigsaw and two lock nuts on the side of the tool. Take the wrench and turn each nut 1/2 turn until the base drops to your desired depth.

How do I adjust the base for angled cuts?

Using the same Allen wrench in the handle of your Jigsaw, loosen the two nuts on the underside of the base and re-tighten the nuts once it reaches the desired angle. There are also notched detents on the tool to indicate more common angles. Directions can also be found in your Operator’s Manual.

What orbital setting should I use?

Use your SpeedMatch sticker on the side of the tool as a guide. Setting 0 is the non-orbital setting and is recommended for very fine cutting of metal. Settings 1-3 are orbital settings, 3 being the most aggressive.

How do I adjust the speed of my Jigsaw?

There are two options to adjust speed. You can hold the trigger of the tool down and adjust the speed with your thumb dial. Or, using the trigger lock function, you can actuate the trigger, push in the side lock button, and adjust your speed with the thumb dial.

What blades can I use?

Using the provided universal adaptor, this tool will allow you to use most multi-tool blades on the market.

Where can I find a replacement bulb?

Replacement bulbs are carried at most Home Depot locations. Please consult with a store associate.

Where can I find a replacement bulb?

Repairs or replacements should be done at an authorized service center. Please call 1-800-525-2579 for assistance.

How can I improve my reception?

Place the radio in the highest area possible with the antenna fully extended. Remember, reception can vary by location and surroundings.

Will I ever have to replace my bulb?

The P780 uses an LED certified for 50,000 hours of use. It is not common to burn out an LED.

I've lost some accessories for my inflator. Where can I get replacement parts?

Replacement parts can be ordered by calling Ryobi Customer Service at 1-800-525-2579

Can I charge Lithium-ion batteries on my current charger?

Only a Lithium-ion charger can be used to charge Lithium-ion batteries. However, the lithium-ion chargers can charge the Ni-Cd batteries.

Can an impact driver remove lug nuts?

No, the impact driver is not designed for removing or tightening lug nuts. Its primary application is driving fasteners such as screws and lag bolts.

Can I drill into concrete with a Ryobi cordless drill?

Yes, you can with a masonry bit but it may take much longer to get to depth. A hammer drill is designed to speed up the drilling into masonry materials.

What clutch setting should I use on my drill or screwdriver?

The clutch should be set low to start and then turned higher to ensure the fastener is sinking to the proper depth without over driving. For all drilling applications, the clutch setting should be placed at the drill position.

Can I use hex shank bits in a standard drill chuck?

Yes, just make sure the bit is seated straight before drilling or driving.

What is the best type drill bit for masonry?

The best drill bit is any percussion rated bit.

My tool sounds like it is cycling, but it is not actually delivering a nail. What is the problem?

Most likely the air adjustment dial has been turned up too far. Turn the dial back and cycle the tool a few times into scrap material and it should reset.

What type of blades can I use on my saw?

Use any 7 ¼” circular saw blade with a 5/8” arbor. We do not recommend using either masonry or metal cutting fiber blades.

How do I adjust the harness on the backpack blower?

Note: Adjust the straps to a comfortable position before you start the blower

  • The blower should be in the operating position before adjusting the harness straps
  • Slip your arm through the harness strap and onto one shoulder, then repeat for the other shoulder
  • Grasp the lower adjustment strap and tighten (pull down on strap) until the backpack blower rests comfortably against the small of your back
  • Next, grasp the upper adjustment straps and tighten (pull down on strap) until the backpack blower fits comfortably on the shoulders
  • Once the blower feels comfortable, secure the chest strap

How do I assemble the blower tubes on my backpack blower?

  • Place a large tube clamp onto the outer slot of the upper (wider) end of the bellows
  • Attach upper end of bellows onto blower housing by sliding it over the air outlet
  • The raised ridge closest to the air outlet should securely fit into the slot inside the bellows when the bellows are properly installed
  • Tighten the large tube clamp using the assembly tool and place a tube clamp on other end of bellows
  • Then press bellows onto throttle control handle tube and tighten the small tube clamp using the assembly tool

NOTE: The position of the throttle control handle may be adjusted for comfort after the blower is strapped onto the operator’s back

  • Join the straight tube and nozzle together by aligning raised locking tabs on straight tube with the raised locking slots on nozzle and twist to secure
  • Assemble the connected lower tubes to the throttle control handle tube by aligning raised locking tabs on the throttle control handle tube with the raised locking slots on connected lower tubes by twisting to secure

NOTE: Check all locking connections after initial run to ensure they are tightly secured

CAUTION: Make all adjustments to the harness straps before start­ing the blower to avoid the possibility of injury.

How do I fill the fuel tank on the backpack blower?

How do I fill the fuel tank on the backpack blower?

  • Clean surface around fuel cap to prevent contamination
  • Loosen the fuel cap slowly by turning counterclockwise and rest the cap on a clean surface
  • Carefully pour fuel into the tank and make sure to avoid spillage
  • Prior to replacing the fuel cap, clean and inspect the gasket
  • Immediately replace fuel cap and hand tighten by turning it clockwise
  • Wipe up any fuel spillage
  • Move at least 30 ft. away from refueling area before starting the product

WARNING: Check for fuel leaks, which are a fire hazard. Failure to do so could result in a fire that could cause serious personal injury.

NOTE: It is normal for smoke to be emitted from a new engine after first use.

WARNING: Always shut off engine before fueling. Never add fuel to a machine with a running or hot engine. Move at least 30 ft. from refueling site before starting engine. Do not smoke and stay away from open flames and sparks. Failure to safely handle fuel could result in serious personal injury.

How do I start and stop the backpack blower?

  • Blower should be on a flat, bare surface for starting
  • Slowly press the primer bulb 10 times

NOTE: After the 10th press, fuel should be visible in the primer bulb. If it is not, continue to press the primer until you see fuel in the bulb.

  • Unlock the cruise control (set to Idle)
  • Set the choke lever to the START position A
  • Pull starter grip sharply until engine attempts to run
    Note: Do not pull the starter grip more than five (5) times.
  • Set the choke lever to the RUN position B
  • Pull the starter grip and rope until the engine runs
    Note: Do not pull the starter grip more than six (6) times.

NOTE: If the engine does not start, return to the START position and repeat the steps that follow.
Allow the engine to run for 10 seconds before using the blower.

TO STOP THE ENGINE:

  • To stop the engine, depress the STOP switch to the stop position “ O ”

HOT RESTART OF THE ENGINE:

  • Set the choke lever to the RUN position
  • Lock the cruise control
  • Then pull the starter grip until the engine runs

How do I use the cruise control on the backpack blower?

  • The cruise control can be used to operate the blower without holding the throttle trigger

To engage the cruise control:

  • Push cruise control lever down and stop at the desired throttle setting.
  • To release the cruise control, pull cruise control lever all the way up

How do I clean the exhaust port on the backpack blower?

NOTE: Depending on the type of fuel used, the type and amount of lubricant used, and/or your operating conditions, the exhaust port, muffler, and/or spark arrestor screen may be¬come blocked with carbon deposits. If you notice a power loss with your gas powered tool, you may need to remove these deposits to restore performance. We highly recommend that only qualified service technicians perform this service.

WARNING: Never run the blower without a muffler equipped with a spark arrestor in place. Failure to do so could result in a fire that could cause serious personal injury.

How do I store the backpack blower for less than one month?

  • Clean all foreign material from the product
  • Store it in a well-ventilated place that is inaccessible to children and keep away from corrosive agents such as garden chemicals and de-icing salts
  • Abide by all Federal and local regulations for the safe storage and handling of gasoline

How do I store the backpack blower for more than 1 month?

  • Drain all fuel from tank into a container approved for gasoline
  • Run engine until it stops

How do I install the lower handlebar? (RY13050)

  • Remove the two handlebar knobs and bolts from the hardware bag
  • Place the lower handlebar into the openings on the edger frame and make sure the hole for the hook screw is on the right side as shown

NOTE: Do not allow throttle cable to become pinched when installing the handlebar

  • Insert the bolts through the holes in the handlebar and frame and then thread the handlebar knob onto bolt and tighten securely
  • Repeat with the other side

How do I install the upper handlebar? (RY13050)

  • Remove the two handlebar knobs and bolts from the hardware bag
  • Position upper handlebar onto lower handlebar and make sure the throttle cable and throttle trigger is on the right side as shown
    NOTE: Do not allow throttle cable to become pinched when installing the handlebar.
  • Insert the bolts through the holes in the lower handlebar and upper handlebar and then thread the handlebar knob onto bolt and tighten securely

How do I install the hook screw for the starter grip? (RY13050)

  • Locate the plastic wing nut and the hook screw
  • Insert hook screw through the hole on the right side of lower handlebar and then pull the starter grip and rope into the hook screw
  • After that, thread the wing nut onto the hook screw and tighten it securely

How do I fill up my edger with fuel?

  • Clean the surface around the fuel cap to prevent contamination
  • Then, loosen the fuel cap slowly
  • Make sure to rest the cap on a clean surface.
  • Then pour fuel into the tank. Avoid spillage.
  • Prior to replacing the fuel cap, clean and inspect the gasket.
  • Immediately replace fuel cap and hand tighten. Wipe up any fuel spillage.
    NOTE: It is normal for smoke to be emitted from a new engine after first use.

WARNING: Always shut off engine before fueling. Never add fuel to a machine with a running or hot engine. Move at least 30 ft. from refueling site before starting engine. Do not smoke and stay away from open flames and sparks. Failure to safely handle fuel could result in serious per¬sonal injury.

  • Always shut off engine before fueling. Never add fuel to a machine with a running or hot engine. Move at least 30 ft. from refueling site before starting engine. Do not smoke and stay away from open flames and sparks. Failure to safely handle

How do I start and stop my edger?

To start an engine that is cold or has run dry:

  • Fill the fuel tank, if necessary. Always use the proper gasoline
  • Place the engine switch in the ON ( | ) position

NOTE: Do not engage the throttle trigger during the starting process

  • Slowly push the primer bulb ten times and then set the start lever to the START position
  • Stand behind the edger and place your left hand on the handlebar
  • Using your right hand, pull the starter grip and rope until the engine runs

NOTE: Return the starter grip and rope gently to the eyelet. Do not allow the cord to snap back.

  • Set the Start lever back to the RUN position.

NOTE: If the engine dies, leave the start lever in the RUN position and pull the starter grip and rope until the engine starts.

  • Engage the throttle lever to operate.

To start a warm engine:

  • Move the start lever to the START position and then im¬mediately back to the RUN position

NOTE: This will set the carburetor to a fast idle setting for easier starting

  • Pull the starter grip and rope until the engine starts

To stop the engine:

  • Release the throttle lever
  • Move the engine switch to the OFF ( O ) position

How do I adjust the blade of my edger?

  • Stop the engine and remove the spark plug wire
  • Loosen the adjusting knob and move the wheel arm up to increase the depth or down to decrease the depth
  • After adjustment is complete, tighten the adjusting knob securely
  • Replace the spark plug wire and start the unit

NOTE: Adjust the blade depth from 1/2 in. to 1 in. deep initially. Make a shallow cut to test the cutting depth. If the cutting depth needs adjusting, this should be

How do I adjust the curb hopper wheel?

  • Stop the engine and remove the spark plug wire
  • Loosen the adjusting knob and move the wheel down to depth of curb
  • After adjustment is complete, make sure the bolt is aligned with one of the adjusting holes and tighten the adjusting knob securely
  • Replace the spark plug wire and start the unit

How do I replace my blade on my edger?

  • Replace blade when its worn down to indicator hole on blade is worn unevenly

WARNING: Wear gloves during blade replacement. The blade is sharp and may cut you

  • Stop the engine and remove the spark plug wire
  • Using a 5/16 in. hex wrench to hold blade shaft, use a24 mm socket wrench to turn the blade nut counterclockwise and remove
  • Remove the old blade from the edger shaft
  • Clean debris from the edger shaft assembly and slide new blade onto edger shaft
  • Install the blade nut onto the edger shaft
  • Using a 5/16 in. hex wrench to hold blade shaft, thread blade nut, clockwise, on blade shaft with 24 mm socket wrench and tighten securely

How do I store my edger?

  • Clean all foreign material from the product
  • Store the idle unit indoors in a dry, well-ventilated area that is out of reach of children
  • Always keep away from corrosive agents such as garden chemicals and de-icing salts

Note: Abide by all ISO and local regulations for safe storage and handling of gasoline

How do I store my edge for longer than one month?

  • Drain all the fuel from the tank into a container approved for gasoline and then run the engine until it stops

How do I connect the power head to the edger attachment? (RY40030)

  • Remove the battery pack from the power head if installed
  • Align the arrows on the edger attachment and the power head
  • Insert the plug on the attachment into the opening coupler and make sure the plug is fully seated
  • Then, slide the threaded coupler on the power head onto the treaded base on the attachment and turn the coupler clockwise and tighten securely

Note: Once it is assembled correctly, the edger attachment and power head should not separate when pulled. If it does repeat the steps above until the pieces do not detach

Warning: Failure to secure the pieces together tightly may result in serious injury

How do I adjust the front handle? (RY40030)

  • First remove the battery pack and then set the edger on a flat surface
  • Turn the knob counterclockwise and loosen the handle
  • Set the edger on a flat surface and turn the knob counterclockwise to loosen the handle.
  • For edging, adjust the handle downward.
  • Turn the knob clockwise until the handle is

How to start the edger?

  • Press and hold the lock-out and then depress the switch trigger.

How do I stop the edger?

  • Release the switch trigger to stop the edger
  • Upon release of the switch trigger, the lock-out will automatically reset to the locked position

How do I adjust the depth of cut on the edger?

  • Remove the battery pack and then loosen the depth adjusting lever
  • Move the wheel arm up to increase the depth or down to decrease the depth
  • Make sure the lever locks into one of four positions.
  • Then replace the battery pack.

NOTE: Adjust the blade depth from 1/2 in. to 1 in. deep initially. Make a shallow cut to test the cutting depth. If the cutting depth needs adjusting, this should be desired progressively until the desired depth is reached


How do I Replace the blade on the edger?

  • Replace blades when worn down to indicator hole on blade
  • Remove the battery pack and wear gloves when handling blade
  • Align the slot in the flange washer with the slot in the gear case ring; place the holding pin through both slots to secure in place
  • Using the wrench (included), turn the blade nut counterclockwise to loosen
  • Remove the old blade from the motor shaft and clean debris from the edger shaft, flange washer and cupped washer
  • Center the new blade on the flange washer, making sure the blade sits flat
  • Properly install the cupped washer with the raised center area with the hole not touching the blade and the outer ring of the cupped washer touching the blade
  • Install the blade nut onto the motor shaft and reinsert the holding pin into the slots as described above
  • Using a wrench, turn the blade nut clockwise onto the edger shaft and tighten securely

WARNING: Always make sure the blade is correctly installed and securely fastened before each use. Failure to properly install the blade may result in serious personal injury.

How do I store the edger?

  • Remove the battery pack from the power head before storing
  • Clean all foreign material from the edger

NOTE: Store it in a place that is inaccessible to children and keep it away from corrosive agents such as garden chemicals and de-icing salts

How do you installing the vacuum bag on the blower? (RY09056)

  • Remove the nozzle and upper blower tube from the blower by twisting and removing from the blower housing outlet
  • Unzip the vacuum bag and push the vacuum bag adaptor through the opening opposite the zipper as shown
  • Make sure the wider end of the adaptor remains on the inside of the vacuum bag when installed properly
  • Align the raised slots on the vacuum bag adaptor with the raised locking tabs on the blower housing outlet
  • Push the vacuum bag adaptor onto the housing and 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 unit

How do you installing the vacuum tubes on the blower? (RY09056)

  • Secure the upper and lower vacuum tubes together by aligning the raised locking tabs with the raised slots
  • Tap the tube assembly on ground until the screw holes in the lower tube are in the raised slot of the upper tube and then secure with the supplied screws.
  • Then depress door tab using a flathead screwdriver and open the vacuum inlet door
  • After you open the inlet door, align the screw mounts on vacuum opening with screws on
  • vacuum tube assembly
  • Turning the screws clockwise, to tighten and secure the upper vacuum tube to the blower housing

How do you remove the vacuum tubes on the blower? (RY09056)

  • First, Loosen screws of the upper vacuum tube by turning them counterclockwise
  • Then, remove the vacuum tube assembly from the blower housing
  • Close the vacuum inlet cover door securely

How do you fill the fuel tank on the blower? (RY09056)

  • Clean the surface around the fuel cap to prevent contamination
  • Loosen the fuel cap slowly by turning it counterclockwise
  • 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
  • Wipe spilled fuel from the product and move at least 30 ft. away from the refueling area before starting the product.

NOTE: It is normal for smoke to be emitted from a new engine during first use

Warning: Always shut off engine before fueling and never add fuel to a machine with a running or hot engine. Move at least 30 ft. from refueling site before starting engine. Do not smoke and stay away from open flames and sparks. Failure to safely handle fuel could result in serious personal injury.

What is the right mixture of fuel to fill the blower up?

This product is powered by a 2-cycle engine and requires pre-mixing gasoline and 2-cycle lubricant. Pre-mix unleaded gasoline and 2-cycle engine lubricant in a clean container approved for gasoline. DO NOT mix quantities larger than usable in a 30-day period.

NOTE: We recommend you use Homelite premium 2-cycle lubricant, PowerCare 2-cycle lubricant (6.4 oz. or 16 oz.), or an equivalent high-quality synthetic 2-cycle lubricant in this product. Mix at 2.6 oz. per gallon (US). Do not use automotive lubricant or 2-cycle outboard lubricant.

How do I start the blower? (RY09056)

  • The blower should be on a flat, bare surface for starting.
  • Slowly press the primer bulb 10 times

NOTE: After the 10th press, fuel should be visible in the primer bulb. If it is not, continue to press the primer until you see fuel in the bulb.

  • Set the choke lever to the FULL CHOKE position
  • Lock cruise control lever/throttle lock
  • Pull the starter grip and rope sharply until engine attempts to run. Do not pull the starter grip more than four (4) times
  • Set the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position and then pull the starter grip and rope until the engine runs

NOTE: If the engine does not start, return to the FULL CHOKE position and repeat the steps that follow

  • Allow the engine to run for 15 seconds, then set the choke lever to the RUN position

How do I stop the blower? (RY09056)

  • To stop the engine, depress and hold the stop switch to the stop position “ ”.

How do I restart my engine when it’s hot? (RY09056)

  • Set the choke lever to the RUN position.
  • Lock cruise control lever/throttle lock.
  • Pull the starter grip and rope until the engine runs.

How do I use the cruise control lever/throttle lock on the blower? (RY09056)

  • The cruise control lever/throttle lock can be used to operate the blower without holding the throttle trigger
  • To engage, pull cruise control lever/throttle lock back towards yourself, and stop at the desired throttle setting
  • To release, push cruise control lever/throttle lock all the way towards the front of unit.

How do I CLEAN THE AIR FILTER on the blower? (RY09056)

  • Remove the air filter cover by turning the dial counterclockwise while gently pulling on the cover
  • Rinse filter with clean water and gently squeeze the filter until excess water is removed
  • Replace filter
  • Place the air filter cover back on the unit and then turn dial clockwise until cover is secure

How do I store the blower? (RY09056)

  • Clean all foreign material from the product and store the idle unit indoors in a dry, well-ventilated area that is inaccessible to children.

Note: Keep away from corrosive agents such as garden chemicals and de-icing salts. Also, abide by all ISO and local regulations for the safe storage and handling of gasoline

How do I store the blower for longer than a month? (RY09056)

  • Drain all fuel from tank into a container approved for gasoline and then run engine until it stops

How do I start my pressure washer? (RY80940)

NOTICE: Do not run the pressure washer pump without a water supply connected and turned on. Also, make sure the hose is completely unwind and is not being restricted by tires, rocks, or any other objects that prevent water flow to the pressure washer.

Before starting the engine:

  • Connect all hoses.
  • Check all fluids (lubricant and gas).
  • Turn on the garden hose then squeeze the trigger to relieve air pressure
  • Hold the trigger until a steady stream of water appears

NOTE: Make sure the faucet is turned on fully and that there are no kinks or leaks in the hose

To start the engine:

  • Turn the fuel valve to the ON position
  • Pull choke out to the START position

NOTE: If restarting after a brief stop leave the choke lever in the RUN position

  • Put the on/off switch in the ON position
  • Grasp the starter grip and rope and pull slowly until resistance is felt
  • Give the starter grip and rope a short, brisk pull to start the engine

NOTE: Make sure the starter grip and rope are returned gently to its original place once the pressure washer is started

How do I turn off my pressure washer? (RY80940)

To stop the engine:

  • Put the on/off switch in the OFF position.
  • Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.
  • Shut off the water supply and pull trigger to release water pressure

How do I properly store my Pressure washer? (RY80940)

NOTE: Using the fuel stabilizer and pump protector regularly will give you better performance of the unit and increase the life of the pump. See the Replacement Parts List for available sizes and part numbers of these items and call customer service to order.

  • Allow the pressure washer to “cool down” for 30 minutes before storing the machine
  • Make sure the on/off switch and fuel valve are in the OFF position
  • Disconnect the water connection
  • Empty water from all hoses, fuel tank, and the detergent bucket before storing
  • Empty the pump by pulling on the starter grip and rope about 6 times
  • Drain the lubricant and replace with fresh, clean lubricant
  • Disconnect spark plug wire and remove the spark plug. Pour about a teaspoon of clean, air-cooled, four-cycle lubricant through the spark plug hole into the combustion chamber
  • Leaving the spark plug out, pull the starter cord two or three times to coat the inside of the cylinder wall
  • Inspect the spark plug and clean or replace, as necessary
  • Reinstall the spark plug, but leave the spark plug wire disconnected
  • Clean the air filter
  • Extend the recoil starter rope to check its condition. If the rope is frayed, have it replaced immediately by an authorized service center.
  • Remove all hoses. Coil the hoses and store as shown. Do not allow the hose to become kinked
  • Pull the handle release knob out and lower the handle to the down position
  • Store the unit and accessories in an area that does not reach freezing temperatures and or sources of heat that could dry out the pump seals.

How do I connect the nozzle to the trigger handle on my pressure washer? (RY80940)

WARNING: NEVER change nozzles without locking the lock out on the trigger handle. NEVER point the wand at your face or at others.

To connect the nozzle to the trigger handle:

  • Turn off the pressure washer and shut off the water supply
  • Pull trigger to release water pressure
  • Use the lock out on the trigger handle by pushing up on the lock out until it clicks into the slot
  • Push the nozzle into the quick-connect collar until it clicks in place and is secured properly

How do I disconnect the nozzle to the trigger handle on my pressure washer? (RY80940)

To disconnect the nozzle from the trigger handle once the cleaning job is complete:

  • Turn off the pressure washer and shut off the water supply
  • Pull trigger to release water pressure
  • Press the lock out on the trigger handle until it clicks into the slot
  • Remove the nozzle by placing hand over nozzle then pulling back the quick-connect collar

How do I use the 5-in-1 change over nozzle? (RY80940)

There are five spray pattern settings located on the 5-in-1 Change Over Nozzle.

  • To select a spray pattern, rotate the spray selector to the desired setting

NOTE: If you do not know which nozzle to use refer to the Nozzle Selection Guide


How do I add soap to the pressure washer? (RY80940)

NOTE: As sold, this unit is designed for use with “downstream” pressure washer detergents. To convert for use with “upstream” detergents, contact an authorized customer service center for more information.

WARNING: Use only detergents designed for pressure washers; using other solutions not designated for pressure washers can damage the pump. Many detergents may require mixing prior to use so refer to the instructions on the solution bottle to prepare certain cleaning solution

  • Remove the cap from the detergent tank and pour pressure washer detergent in the tank
  • Replace cap on tank
  • Install 5-in-1 Change Over Nozzle (if necessary).
  • Rotate the spray selector on the nozzle to either the blue short range detergent or blue long range detergent setting
  • Squeeze the trigger and wait approximately 5 seconds for the detergent to appear
  • Spray the detergent on a dry surface using long, even, overlapping strokes



What steps need to be taken for long range detergent application? (RY80940)

For long range detergent application:

  • With the nozzle installed on the spray wand and the engine shut off, rotate the spray selector to the long range detergent setting

What steps need to be taken for short range detergent application? (RY80940)

For short range detergent application:

  • With the nozzle installed on the spray wand and the engine shut off, rotate the spray selector to the short range detergent setting

Before shutting off the engine:

  • Fill the detergent tank with clean water
  • Spray the clear water through the spray wand until the tank is empty
  • If any soap remains in the spray, repeat with a second tank of clean water
  • Shut off the engine

NOTE: Shutting OFF (O) the engine WILL NOT relieve pressure in the system. You must pull the trigger to release water pressure

NOTE: The machine setting of this unit is 20:1, which usually allows the use of 1 gallon pressure washer detergent without further dilution. Check your detergent instructions to be sure additional dilution is not necessary.

How do I connect the high pressure hose setting? (RY80940)

  • Make sure the high pressure hose is uncoiled and straighten
  • Align the collar on the threaded nipple on the pump
  • Insert the nozzle on the end of the high pressure hose collar into the threaded nipple
  • Turn the collar clockwise to tighten the hose securely to the pump

NOTE: Be careful to avoid cross-threading, which can cause the hose to leak during use

  • Pull on the hose to be certain it is properly secured.

How do I connect the garden hose to the pressure washer? (RY80940)

NOTICE: Always observe all local regulations when connecting hoses to the water main. Some areas have restrictions against connecting directly to public drinking water supply to prevent the feedback of chemicals into the drinking water supply. Direct connection through a receiver tank or backflow preventer is usually permitted.

NOTE: The water supply must come from a water main. NEVER use hot water or water from pools, lakes, etc.

Before connecting the garden hose to the pressure washer:

  • Run water through the hose for 30 seconds to clean any debris from the hose
  • Inspect the screen in the water intake
  • If the screen is damaged, do not use the machine until the screen has been replaced
  • If the screen is dirty, clean it before connecting the garden hose to the machine

To connect the garden hose to the machine:

  • Completely uncoil the garden hose or remove completely from reel to prevent kinks

NOTE: There must be a minimum of 10 feet of unrestricted hose between the pressure washer intake and the hose faucet or shut off valve (such as a “Y” shut off connector).

  • With the hose faucet turned completely off, attach the end of the garden hose to the water intake. Tighten by hand.

NOTICE: Do not run the pressure washer pump without water supply connected and turned on, as this may damage the high pressure seals and decrease pump life. Completely unwind the hose from its reel or coil and make sure the hose is not being restricted by objects that may lessen or prevent water flow to the pressure washer

How do I prevent damage from the high pressure hose outer covering? (RY80940)

The high pressure hose features an outer covering that provides strength to the hose. If the outer covering becomes damaged, the hose must be replaced immediately.

WARNING: Do not use a high pressure hose if the outer covering is damaged
To prevent damage to the outer covering:

  • Inspect the hose before every use
  • Fully unwrap and straighten hose before use
  • Do not allow the high pressure hose to be kinked
  • Keep hose away from hot surfaces and sharp edges
  • Do not pull unit by high pressure hose
  • Do not allow hose to be crushed or wrapped around objects

How do I fill the tank on the blower? (RY09466)

WARNING: Gasoline and its vapors are highly flammable and explosive. To prevent serious personal injury and property damage, handle it with care. Keep away from ignition sources and open flames, handle outdoors only, do not smoke, and wipe up spills immediately

  • Clean the surface around the fuel cap to prevent contamination
  • Loosen the fuel cap slowly by turning counterclock-wise
  • Pour the fuel carefully into the tank and clean and inspect the fuel cap gasket before replacing the fuel cap
  • Replace the fuel cap and tighten it by turning it clock-wise
  • Wipe spilled fuel from the product and move at least 30 ft. away from refueling area before starting the product

NOTE: It is normal for smoke to be emitted from a new engine during first use.

WARNING: Always shut off engine before fueling. Never add fuel to a machine with a running or hot engine. Move at least 30 ft. from refueling site before starting engine. Do not smoke and stay away from open flames and sparks. Failure to safely handle fuel could result in serious personal injury.

How do I start and stop the blower? (RY09466)

TO START THE ENGINE:

• Place the blower on a bare, flat surface and slowly press the primer bulb 10 times

NOTE:
After the 7th press, fuel should be visible in the primer bulb. If it is not, continue to press the primer until you see fuel in the bulb.
• Set the choke lever to the FULL CHOKE position and do not squeeze the throttle trigger
• Start the unit with the cruise control lever in the IDLE position. Pull the starter grip and rope sharply until engine attempts to run (no more than 4 pulls)
• Set the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position
• Pull the starter grip and rope until the engine runs. Do not pull the starter grip and rope more than six (6) times

NOTE: If the engine does not start, return to the FULL CHOKE position and repeat the steps that follow.

• Allow the engine to run for 15 seconds, then set the choke lever to the RUN position

TO STOP THE ENGINE:

• To stop the engine, depress the STOP switch to the stop position “ ”.

How do I restart the blower with a HOT ENGINE? (RY09466)

  • Set the choke lever to the RUN position and set the cruise control lever to IDLE
  • Do not squeeze the throttle to start a hot engine and pull the starter grip and rope until the engine runs

How do I use cruise control on the blower? (RY09466)

  • Pull cruise control lever back towards yourself, and stop at the desired throttle setting
  • To release the cruise control, push cruise control lever all the way towards the front of unit

How do I clean the air filter on the blower? (RY09466)

  • Remove the air filter cover by turning the dial counter clockwise while gently pulling on the cover
  • Rinse filter with clean water and gently squeeze filter until excess water is removed
  • Replace filter and then place the air filter cover back on the unit
  • Turn dial clock¬wise until cover is secure

How do I store the blower? (RY09466)

  • First, clean all foreign material from the product and store the idle unit indoors in a dry, well-ventilated area that is inaccessible to children

Note: Keep away from corrosive agents such as garden chemicals and de-icing salts. Also, abide by all ISO and local regulations for the safe storage and handling of gasoline

How do I store the blower for longer than a month? (RY09466)

  • Drain all fuel from tank into a container approved for gasoline and then run engine until it stops

How do I start my pressure washer? (RY14122)

NOTICE: Always use pressure washer with running water and make sure the hose is unwind so it can not get caught on any material.

  • Connect the garden hose

NOTE: Make sure the pressure washer’s water intake screen is in place and unclogged before use

  • Turn the garden hose on then squeeze the high pressure trigger to relieve air pressure
  • Once a steady flow of water appears, release the trigger

NOTE: Make sure the faucet is turned on fully and that there are no leaks in the hose.

  • Make sure the switch is in the OFF position and connect the pressure washer to the power supply
  • If using an extension cord, make sure to have a drip loop
  • Press the reset button on the pressure washer’s plug
  • Press ON ( I ) on the switch to start the motor.

How do I turn off my pressure washer (RY14122)

  • To stop the motor, release the trigger and press OFF ( O ) on the switch.

NOTE: The pressure washer may be on even though the pump and/or motor cannot be heard running. Always use caution around the pressure washer.

How do I properly store my Pressure washer? (RY14122)

NOTE: Using the pump protector regularly will give you better performance of the unit and increase the life of the pump. See the Replacement Parts List for available sizes and part numbers of these items and call customer service at 1-800-860-4050 to order.

  • Store in a dry, covered area where weather can’t damage the unit
  • Always empty water from all hoses, the pump, and the detergent bucket before storing
  • Make sure the on/off switch is in the OFF position
  • Disconnect the water connection
  • Tilt the pressure washer to allow any remaining water in the pump to drain
  • Coil the hose and place in the hook-and-loop strap on the unit’s handle and do not allow the hose to become tangled or kinked
  • Store the unit and accessories in an area that does not reach freezing temperatures and do not store near any sources of heat that could dry out the pump seals

How do I know how to select the right nozzle on my pressure washer? (RY14122)

NOTE: Each nozzle has a different spray pattern. Before starting any job you must determine the best nozzle for the task. Refer to the Nozzle Selection Guide for information about which nozzle to use

WARNING: NEVER change nozzles without engaging the lock-out on the trigger handle. NEVER point the wand at your face or at others.

To connect a nozzle to the trigger handle:

  • Turn off the pressure washer and shut off the water supply
  • Pull trigger to release water pressure
  • Engage the lock-out on the trigger handle by pushing up on the lock-out until it clicks into the slot
  • Pull back the quick-connect collar
  • Push the nozzle into place in the spray wand
  • Push the collar forward so that the nozzle is secured properly and make sure the nozzle is secure

To disconnect a nozzle from the trigger handle once the cleaning job is complete:

  • Turn off the pressure washer and shut off the water supply
  • Pull trigger to release water pressure
  • Engage the lock-out on the trigger handle by pushing up on the lock-out until it clicks into the slot
  • Remove the nozzle by placing hand over nozzle then pulling back the quick-connect collar
  • Place nozzle in the nozzle storage area on the trigger handle

How do I add soap to the pressure washer? (RY14122)

Notice: USE ONLY DETERGENTS DESIGNED FOR PRESSURE WASHERS. Do not use any detergents that are not specifically for pressure washers this can damage the unit. Many detergents require mixing prior to use. Prepare cleaning solution as instructed on the solution bottle.

To clean with soap:

  • Disconnect pressure washer from power supply.
  • Pour detergent in the detergent tank.

NOTE: Use a funnel to prevent accidental spilling of the detergent outside the tank

  • Install the blue or black soap nozzle on the spray wand
  • Squeeze the trigger and wait 5 seconds for the detergent to appear
  • Start the pressure washer and spray the detergent on a dry surface using long, even, overlapping strokes.

NOTE: To prevent streaking, do not allow detergent to dry on the surface

How do I get best results from my Laser Distance Measurer?

For best results using the Laser Distance Measurer, do not use in direct sunlight. The LDM works best in low-light conditions or in-doors.

Are longer cables available?

No, longer cables are currently not available for this device.

Can I remove the cable on this device?

No, the cable included on the inspection scope is not removable.

Can I replace the pins on the Moisture Meter?

Yes, the pins on the moisture meter can be replaced. Please contact our customer service group for replacement pins.

Where can I access all general Phone Works FAQs?

To learn more about the RYOBI Phone Works product line, visit our Getting Started Guide.

My phone isn't connecting to my RYOBI radio via Bluetooth.

There are several reasons this could be the happening. Make sure your phone is within 30 feet of the RYOBI Radio, with BLUETOOTH pairing turned on. Ensure the RYOBI Radio is in BLUETOOTH mode and the screen is showing these blinking symbols: ‘bt’. If that symbol is not on the display, cycle through your modes by pressing the MODE button until you once again land on BLUETOOTH mode. If the screen still does not show ‘bt’ flashing (which shows it is in BLUETOOTH pairing mode) hold the PRESET button to erase the memory on the BLUETOOTH module. This should allow the radio to start looking for BLUETOOTH connections once again.

The radio is not playing music in Aux-In mode.

The radio will only play music in Aux-In when an auxiliary cord is plugged into the Aux-In jack and then into your device’s headphone jack. The USB port is for charging only, not data (music) transmission.

The USB charging port is not charging my device.

Ensure that the RYOBI Radio is turned on. USB charging will work with the radio off, but only for 45 minutes. Ensure the cord you are using is a registered accessory for use with your device. Many third-party cords do not always work with devices. Lastly, make sure the USB is fully seated in the USB port.

My favorite radio station won’t come in.

Radio reception varies greatly due to a lot of factors. If you are inside a building, there are a lot of materials between your radio and the transmission. Ensure the folding antenna is up for the best possible FM reception. Also make sure the radio is in a high place and radio transmissions are not being blocked by surrounding objects.

Why were two AAA alkaline batteries included in the box?

The two included AAA alkaline batteries included in each RYOBI Radio, when installed, allow your radio to remember radio station presets, keep the clock accurate, and remember the last device you connected to via BLUETOOTH. They will only be used when a RYOBI ONE+ battery is not connected to the radio.

What do I do if my battery is exposed to a corrosive or conductive fluid?

If your battery pack is exposed to a corrosive or conductive fluid, do not attempt to use or charge the battery pack and immediately perform the following steps:

1. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including eye protection and rubber gloves.

2. Place your exposed battery pack in a large bucket, such as a 5 gallon or similar bucket, and fill the bucket with regular tap water. Do not place more than two packs in the bucket.

3. Locate the bucket outdoors in an area inaccessible to children and pets and away from all buildings, garages/ sheds, structures, vehicles, and combustible/flammable materials.

4. Leave the battery pack(s) in the bucket filled with tap water and call Customer Service at 1-800-525-2579 for additional instructions on the proper disposal of the exposed battery pack(s).