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7001 shocked me!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LCME, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    Was using my new Redmax 7001 yesterday. My hip throttle gave me a small shock. :eek: Whazup with that?. Has anyone had the same problem?.
  2. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    Sounds to be a lose wire,check your connections...

    Do you have trouble starting or turning off??
  3. LCME

    LCME LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 430

    Starts on the first or second pull. No problem turning off. While running and making throttle adjustments I touch a spring type washer and I get a small shock. But, will check wire connections. Thanks, LCME
  4. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    trimmer used to do that to me, check the few wires that are on it, thats what it was for me, the tubing that covers the wires moved and there was an exposed connection and i would touch it while trimming.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    A lot of times there is supposed to be a ground wire that runs inside the blower tube. If it wasn't installed when the blower was assembled then you will get a small shock. It seems that when you blow air at high speed over plastic it will build up a static charge. When you touch something that will accept the static charge (like the metal screw or whatever) it discharges.

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