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Old 07-24-2004, 10:25 PM
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Shin T-260 vibrating at low to mid rpm

My Shin T-260 has developed a vibration at low to mid rpm like something is out of balance. No unusual sounds and it works fine. Any ideas? Just started today. It is 2 years old. Thanks
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Old 07-24-2004, 10:46 PM
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This may sound odd but if it is virbrating at low RPMs take the head off and see if it virbrates at idle. I have seen heads cause this. Also a bad clutch can cause low RPM vibration
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Old 07-25-2004, 10:01 PM
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What kind of head are you using?

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Old 07-26-2004, 12:18 AM
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same here about the line head, Ive had a bunch of sand lodge inside the head, when I take off the cover and tap it to clean it out it runs great again. try that first before you examine the shaft to see if it has been bent a little.
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Old 07-26-2004, 10:35 AM
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I use a quick load head, not the original shin head that came with it. Been using it a while and theres really nowhere for sand and debris to get into. The shafts not bent so I wonder if maybe the clutch is worn out as fixer67 suggested. I use the square .105 line in it and maybe the heavy line wore it out prematurely? If its just a clutch thats ok, not much dough there, the motor is still strong and starts right up every time. Thanks guys.
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