If your RYOBI String Trimmer (CAD$) just randomly stops working on you like mine did. It’s actually a pretty common problem and is relatively easy to fix.
a screwdriver (CAD$)
and something to strip the wires (CAD$).
these extra electrical tools it makes it easier to do and the fix should last longer:
Precision Pick: USD CAD
Soldering Iron: USD CAD
Heat Shrink Tube: USD CAD
Heat Gun: USD CAD
Take the guard off, then separate the bottom piece to look at the motor.
10 Phillip screws on the side
4 Phillip screws under the guard
The issue is usually the white wire disconnects from the red wire. So you can reconnect them with whatever you have but this is what I did.
a. Take the wire nut off the red wire with pliers
b. Strip both the red and white wires
c. Slide heat shrink tubing onto the white side cause there’s more length there
d. Then x the red and white wires so you can twist and solder them
e. slide the shrink tube back and heat it to make a secure connection
a. you can put a battery in to test if it works now (just be careful cause nothing is really securing the motor etc.
b. but i just put everything back cause i was pretty sure i already fixed it all