Originally Posted by genesis215
It might take a couple weeks or more to clean everything out if you just run it only in your gas mix, just to let you know. That's why putting it straight in the carb will help clean it out really fast. It will also clean out your carb jets, and keep you from having carb problems as frequently. There's a guy on here that has 6-year old Redmax equipment that still have the original carbs because he's been using Seafoam.
I run it in all of my handheld equipment, and it all purrs now.
Hope you get your trimmer running again!
Thanks for all the help, I will put some in straight like you suggested, I need this trimmer running good soon. I will also keep some around to add to my fuel to keep things clean. I would guess I could add it to my mower's fuel tank also, not that it's having any troubles though. Worst problems I'm having are these "one-time" job pita's that claim their mower broke and they need someone to cut their yard just once since they are having visitors over or whatever. Boy did I underbid one yesterday. It looked like the grass hadn't been cut since last September, and the driveway and sidewalks were never edged since Jimmy Carter was in office. Not to mention all the crap in the yard that was "supposed" to be picked up prior to my arrival. Wow, I hit two bricks, one iron peg, a shoe, a tennis ball, a full size beach towel, and I think a gold brick egg maybe! None of which were visible, hidden beneath tall clover patches. My poor mini z has been through a lot, but she's still going strong! lol