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A quick Thank you...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Currier, Aug 18, 2000.

  1. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 564

    Yesterday my echo trimmer started running really weak. It was losing power and by the end of the day it wouldn't even turn the head! The back up was also running poorly..not an ideal situation. Anyway, remembering the great advice on trimmer maintenance and spark arrestor screens I did a 5 minute fix job and the trimmer works as good as new. Just wanted to say THANKS!
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    I had to take my own advice and fix one of mine the other day. It was not running as good as it could. The port didn't have that much in it, but enough to slow it down a fuz. Runs great now. :)
  3. There is a brand of sparkplugs that have a special tip to protect against fowlig. My father started using them and so far no problems. Myself, I haven't had a problem with fowling since 98.
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    What we are talking about it carbon build up in the exhaust port. I did a post on this a while back. It can almost completely close off the exhaust port so it won't run right. Just pull off the muffler and clean the port and it will run like new again. I haven't had spark plug fowl up in years.
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Hey I know! Let's start running tuned pipes like they run on the hot rod chainsaws!
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I cleaned my exhust port on my 10 year old T-27 last year for the first time. It was pretty clogged. I always remove the spark arresters on new equipment right away. This way you don't have to worry about them later.
  7. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    Their is a screen in the back of all red maxes, take a pair of needle nose pliers and yank that sucker out. My mechanic said it is legal in our state to remove them but in california and other states you have leave them in. But then again, who is to know. They are suppose to stop a spark from starting forest fires.
  8. rats5656

    rats5656 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 150

    is the arester in all red max machines blowers and whips.
  9. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    I m not sure but you cant miss it when you look in the muffler. Its right at the end of the port and not hard to pull out.
    Best wishes

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