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Old 04-23-2014, 12:01 PM   #1
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Once again I have been taught an expensive lesson. I recently bought a like new, in the box Ryobi 2200 inverter genny. It ran like a top and was very very quiet. On the 5th gigging trip something shorted inside and now I am stuck with a green pile of scrap. Word from the wise, buy honda, and buy it new. Now I'm back to my 20 year old HONDA.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:34 PM   #2
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Sorry for your troubles. Never had a ryobi. I do have a 1000 mitsubishi that I run on my little boat, that is 8 years old. Not as quiet as my honda, but keeps going. Honda is a good generator. No doubt.
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I've got about 30 trips on my ryobi with no issues.
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Dang Jared, if it wasn't for bad luck. Sorry to hear about the jenny. Lets face it with the good lights come the downside. If the jenny goes kaput you are out of the game. I have babied my honda, oil change every 10 hours, but it's on it's 8th year. KNOCK ON WOOD Now if we could just get some semi-clear water.
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Oil change every 10 hours, I'd have to change mine every day.

I used a ryobi for half the year last year and didn't have any complaints. It has a 3 year warranty, don't know if you have to be the original owner or not. Maybe worth checking on.
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Once again I have been taught an expensive lesson. I recently bought a like new, in the box Ryobi 2200 inverter genny. It ran like a top and was very very quiet. On the 5th gigging trip something shorted inside and now I am stuck with a green pile of scrap. Word from the wise, buy honda, and buy it new. Now I'm back to my 20 year old HONDA.
What's it doing or not doing Jared ?? like will it crank and run but doesn't produce power or will it not crank and run at all it may be something simple
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It goes to the original owner only. Must have the sale receipt also.

Gigamon, it has no spark. I used an inline spark tester. When it quit it just shut off, like a switch flipped, not like it ran out of fuel. It was under load when this happened, 3 300 watt halos. I checked the oil, and changed it since then, no dice. I will tear into it, just had to check out the warranty business first.

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Jared, the Hondas have a reset switch and in line fuse in case of overload. Might check that first. don't know, havn't seen the ryobis. TRG, I know that seems a bit excessive, but thats what they recommend. Takes about 5 minutes.

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most generators also have a low oil switch that cuts the ignition if the oil gets low...check to see if something is up with it.
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Throw Powerhouse into the mix same technology as Honda 2 year warranty 2 groups pull start or electric with a remote falls in between the Ryobi and the others and Honda price wise
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