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Redmax String Trimmer

Posted by Correllbil SC (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 19, 11 at 15:37

My Redmax string trimmer has decided that it doesn't want to run anymore. When I crank it, it idles ok but when I try to rev it up, it seems to labor and finally stalls. Does it sound like I need a new Carb???


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RE: Redmax String Trimmer

Maybe restricted fuel or fuel tank's inlet air is restricted. Give some history on age and past services. loger


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RE: Redmax String Trimmer

The trimmer is about 4 years old and it hasn't had any service other that draining of gas in winter. I used it several times this year with no problem. I went to crank it one day and the cylinder was full of gas. I cleaned all gas from cylinder and crankcase and when I tried to use it is when it started its problem. Want get up to speed and eventually stalls. It turns freely when the plug is remove with no appearant seizing.


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RE: Redmax String Trimmer

Juat fuel circuit fouling most likely. Even after only 4 yrs you should check the fuel filter for restriction also . Clean the fuel circuits with carb cleaner and retune the jets , if you are currently using ethanol fuel get use to periodic cleaning unless you get some Stabil or Startron or Lucas fuel additives.


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RE: Redmax String Trimmer

Cor: Just an addendum to my previous post . The cylinder flooding is an example of the carb gumming or residue issue which apparently has caused the fuel inlet needle to stick open and flood your unit . Let us know how you make out with the cleaning . Sometimes a sharp tap on the carb base will dislodge the rersidue and save you from dismantling the diaphram to clear the inlet needle seat . If the clean or tap does not solve your issue be careful removing the diaphram to avoid over stretching or tearing it . Go Slow :)


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