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Old 03-02-2013, 05:44 PM
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RedMax EBZ8001 blower

Hello all, heres the story behind it. It was our local golf course's blower its a 2006 redmax ebz8001. They gave it to me because their mechanic said it needed a coil and they didnt want to spend the money so it was replaced with a new blower. Now i have it. With the plug in the boot touching metal it sparks really good. So it has fire, i went through the carb with a fine tooth comb and cleaned everything. The kill switch isnt shorted because pressing it causes no fire. What am i missing here?? It will not start to save my life and I refuse to give up on it but im out of ideas?
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:09 PM
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Having the exact same issues with two of mine?
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:28 PM
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low compression...ie; 6 years old, it's worn out ?
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:34 PM
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A few things you could check with the assumption that the ignition coil is good:

Intank fuel filter--does it have proper flow
Make sure fuel lines are good, inside the tank and out
Spark arrester in muffler may be carboned over
Remove the muffler and make sure the exhaust port is clear
Cleaning the carb may not be sufficient if the diagphrams are weak
Will it fire on carb/brake cleaner? If it fires on cleaner, it would seem to be a fuel delivery problem.
Yeah, as xtreem said, check compression, 100 psi is normally the low benchmark

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Old 03-02-2013, 07:46 PM
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A few more things to check...
Check the isoblock and gasket between the carb and the cylinder..
Remove the muffler and see if the piston has scratches on it...
Remove the recoil ...see if the crank has any endplay...

Just cleaning the plate for you Dutch....
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:01 PM
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Thanks, Slapper, I'm not properly motivated on Saturdays.

I thought you might be checking out that sinkhole that swallowed part of a house down in your area.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:24 PM
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Thanks, Slapper, I'm not properly motivated on Saturdays.

I thought you might be checking out that sinkhole that swallowed part of a house down in your area.
That was something out of a horror movie..
The man was sleeping in his bed...in a cement block home...
And everything in the room ..including him...got sucked into the ground....
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:01 PM
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Hey David

First visually inspect for wet/dirty/oily areas that would indicate a leak around the cylinder/carb/intake/crank seals/ case half. I test with a pressure and vac tool and block offs for the intake and exhaust but not likely something you will be able to do so visual inspection is the easiest recommendation for you.

Check compression and also inspect to scoring or wear on both sides of piston and cylinder(internal) Even units with good compression will not run good if scoring/ wear present below the piston ring(s)

Inspect pulse port in insulator block for blockages sometimes carbon or gasket material blocks the port.


Let us know what you find....
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:07 AM
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Thanks for all the replys guys! It has really good compression, the fuel lines and filter are ok and i made sure the muffler wasnt clogged..however i will see if there is any damage to the piston or something more internal that im not seeing..Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:30 AM
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Hey David don't take it apart yet. Your cab needs more attention. Rebuilding these carbs is more than just cleaning.
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