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Old 08-10-2002, 09:35 PM
Dennis E. Dennis E. is offline
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Shindaiwa T260 trimmer-I'm stumped..

Need some help.
Cannot get WOT from it. I've cleaned out the exhaust port(was not bad),cleaned out the muffler(tapped it to get the carbon out,also pretty clean),new plug,etc.
It has been maintained from day one.
The only thing left that I have not done yet is put in a new fuel filter.( It needs to be changed.)
Would this be enough to cause the loss of power or have I missed something? Clogged fuel port maybe?
Any ideas?
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Old 08-12-2002, 04:12 AM
Flyrod Flyrod is offline
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A carb kit and new fuel line/filter might do the trick. Cleaning carb with cleaner and replacing the diaphrams, needle valve assembly should be considered, routine maintenence.
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Old 08-13-2002, 07:32 PM
eslawns eslawns is offline
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The great thing about 2 cycle stuff is the short list of problems you can have. Assuming what you have already eliminated is so, you either have:

1. Mechanical problem (i.e. broken crank, etc.) this is unlikely and you'd probably hear it when you pull the cord.

2. Fuel problem

3. Ignition problem.

I'd check for spark (with the spark plug removed and attached to the wire, position the threads on the head and crank it. If you see a spark, you have a fuel problem.)

Hope this helps
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Old 08-13-2002, 08:25 PM
Dennis E. Dennis E. is offline
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Fuel prob. for sure....

Thanks for the tips though. Fuel lines are good,exhaust port and muffler are clean, air filter is clean. Nothing is broken. (It's a Shindaiwa)
Last to be changed is the fuel filter. Machine is less than a year old. I thought the fuel filter would go farther. Oh well.
Had it running pretty hard today. Almost flawless.
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Old 08-13-2002, 10:31 PM
Remo Sid Remo Sid is offline
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Make sure the trimmer head is not binding.
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Old 08-14-2002, 03:22 PM
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Disassemble the carb, clean all of the gunk out, clean the jets, check the ignition carefully, check the spark plug, check the recoil, and check for debris in the engine
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Old 09-08-2002, 10:27 AM
mcambrose mcambrose is offline
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T260 carb problem

I had similar problems with my T260. Tried a carb cleaning, but to no avail. Tried installing a new carb kit and still no help. I finally just switched carbs with another unit I had to test it and it was that carburetor. I bought a new on from J. Thomas I believe. I had to call special for it. It ran great after that.
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Old 09-08-2002, 11:36 AM
mike48114 mike48114 is offline
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Re: T260 carb problem

Change the fuel filter asap...if its bad it might have already sucked some stuff in the carb... If its a few years old i remomend rebuilding the carb (they sell kit)

If it wasant getting spark after new plug i would say it might need a new coil.

good luck guy!
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