We Value Your Privacy

We and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at anytime by returning to this site.

Update Consent
Loading ...

How to Clean a Ryobi Spark Arrestor

Updated April 17, 2017

Spark arresters are common safety features on equipment with motors, as they prevent flammable material from entering the muffler and igniting the exhaust fumes. During normal use of a Ryobi string trimmer or brush cutter, dust, dirt, and other particles get into the system and build up around the spark arrester. If too much build-up occurs, it may block exhaust from venting out properly and lower the product's performance. Ryobi suggests throwing away and replacing fibreglass spark arresters, however metal spark arresters can be cleaned.

Loading ...
  1. Unscrew the screws holding the spark arrester from the muffler to remove it. Their exact location will depend on the model you have, but if you can't find the spark arrester, your owner's manual will have instructions for where it is located.

  2. Spray the spark arrester with a carbon cleaner.

  3. Scrub with a wire brush to clear away dirt and debris, then reattach the cleaned spark arrester to the muffler.

Loading ...

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Carbon cleaner
  • Wire

About the Author

Loading ...