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Old 05-17-2014, 03:30 PM
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Red Max trimmer won't accelerate

I have a Red Max trimmer/weed whacker (TR2300S) and when I try to accelerate the engine by compressing the lever/trigger it only compresses a little, seems like it's sticking somewhere and of course as a result the engine doesn't accelerate very much. The machine has had hundreds of hours of use. I'm hoping something just needs to be cleaned out. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:25 PM
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Throttle cable is probably dirty or check the part on the carburetor that is actuated by the cable. Have had to free the ones on my trimmers from time to time.
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:57 PM
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Check your spark arrestor on your muffler
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:51 AM
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I'm hoping something just needs to be cleaned out. Any advice would be appreciated.
Check to see if there is any damage to either end of the throttle cable wire.

Some times with high hour machines, the throttle assy will move or twist with the rubber grip. Check to see if the throttle assy and grip are in line with the center of the engine.

Also, on some throttle assy there is a stud that come out of the bottom part of the throttle assy that goes into the rubber grip, the throttle cable passes through the stud, if this is broken off you will need to replace the bottom part of the assy.
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:55 PM
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Your problem is carbon buildup on the exhaust port, I guarantee it. Remove the cover, remove the muffler, inspect the port- you should see the piston through a square hole. If it is full if carbon gently pull the starter rope until the piston blocks the hole. Fill with sea foam( can be bought at any auto supply store)let sit for about 10 min. Gently scrape the carbon off to clear the port. Dump sea foam out and re assemble. It will smoke a but when you first start it but you should see a difference in power.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:00 PM
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Check to see if there is any damage to either end of the throttle cable wire.

Some times with high hour machines, the throttle assy will move or twist with the rubber grip. Check to see if the throttle assy and grip are in line with the center of the engine.

Also, on some throttle assy there is a stud that come out of the bottom part of the throttle assy that goes into the rubber grip, the throttle cable passes through the stud, if this is broken off you will need to replace the bottom part of the assy.
Ahh, but ya don't! Just secure a couple of small wire ties loosely around the inner cable to make up the distance. Works like a charm!
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:17 PM
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Ahh, but ya don't! Just secure a couple of small wire ties loosely around the inner cable to make up the distance. Works like a charm!
Now that is a good idea ! Thanks Fish.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:29 PM
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you may try and see if the suction fuel line is cracked inside the tank and it's sucking air threw the fuel line, My daughters craftsman was doing the same thing, took me forever to figure it out.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:13 PM
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The dude says the throttle cable won't move all the way open - that means it's NOT carbon buildup, a clogged spark arrestor or a cracked fuel line!
Jeez, I can't believe Fish didn't say that.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:22 PM
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oh snap

My bad, didn't see where he said the throttle cable wasn't moving. Guess I need to pay more attention next time. Thanks for pointing that out. Hope everyone had a great Memorial Weekend.
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