product FAQs

Sometimes my tool shuts off and I know the battery still has a charge. What is wrong?

This automatic shut-off is a safety feature that will shut your tool off when it overheats. If this happens, let the tool cool down for a few minutes before continuing use.

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, depress the STOP switch to the stop position “ O ”


  • 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.