Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-22-2012, 05:33 PM
lawnspecialties lawnspecialties is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 2,500
Red Max EBZ 8001 cutting off

I have an older Red Max EBZ 8001. It has developed a random issue where it will be running fine and all of a sudden, it will cut off just like I hit the kill switch. It does this more often at lower throttle speeds but sometimes, it will do it at full throttle.

No clue as to what is happening. When it does this, I can just pull the rope starter and it fires right back up no problem. Then five minutes or five days later, it will die again. Very frustrating.

Any ideas?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-22-2012, 06:06 PM
4 seasons lawn&land's Avatar
4 seasons lawn&land 4 seasons lawn&land is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 3,283
Down by the carb there are some electrical "butt conectors" the wire loosen up inside those. Push them in good on both ends and see if that helps.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-22-2012, 07:04 PM
BigFish's Avatar
BigFish BigFish is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: chesapeake, va
Posts: 1,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4 seasons lawn&land View Post
Down by the carb there are some electrical "butt conectors" the wire loosen up inside those. Push them in good on both ends and see if that helps.
That ain't gonna do nothin'! It will run all day long with one or both of those wires disconnected, or loose! In fact, the best way to isolate yer problem is to disconnect both wires and see if it cures it. Just use the choke to kill it.
You could have a short in the wires or the switch in the handle ( very common).
Less common is a short where the wire/s come out from the block, and rub on the aluminum. Not a big deal to check, pull the tank and then the plastic coil cover.

It could be fuel related, but usually it will act up a bit before it dies. Have you checked the tank/cap vent? Could be a loose carb.
Do the wire thing first and see........
__________________
" But let me tell you something ,folks: You can't fix stupid! There's not a pill you can take, there's not a class you can go to. Stupid is forever!"

......AMF!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-22-2012, 07:55 PM
lawnspecialties lawnspecialties is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 2,500
I'll trace the wiring. Its highly likely that's it. Almost positive its not fuel related. When it cuts off, it cuts off immediately just like the kill button. No sputtering, dying out, or anything similar to a fuel issue.

Thanks guys
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:41 PM.

Page generated in 0.06669 seconds with 7 queries