locked up redmax trimmer need help

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bababooie, Aug 22, 2002.

  1. bababooie

    bababooie LawnSite Member
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    :blob3: is there any hope for my redmax 2000,its a 26CC straight shaft trimmer.i cant pull the cord out.
     
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    did someone put the wrong fuel in it? What brand and mix ratio are you using?
    You may get by with a new jug,piston and rings for about 150.00
    Probably better off buying a new one and using it for parts.
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Before you go getting all excited and go out and buy a new trimmer check a couple of things first. See if the trimmer head will rotate. It may have blown up the clutch. Also remove the recoil starter and see if that's locked up. You can also remove the muffler and see if there is a chunk of carbon stuck in the exhaust port. There may be something caught between the coil (magneto) and the flywheel. Look things over before you spend the big bucks. Unless you have run straight gas in it it shouldn't lock up even if it's real old.
     
  4. I'd look at the starter 1st.
     
  5. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    richard and bob are right. post your new finds. hopefully you won't have to buy a new one. i somrtimes assume the basics have already been checked. I still would like to know about your fuel if it is truelly locked up.
     
  6. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    the echo i borrowed just lost i little piece in the recoil i had spares.Had a guy give me a 7hp 1940's murcury boat motor a couple of years ago he said the engine was seized the pull cord had strands of steel in the rope and one was hanging up thing runs great kind of like a weed eater its air cooled says to mix gas with 10w40 oil
     
  7. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would like to know what you found out.
     
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    On lock-up due to use of no oil you can remove plug and put in oil. Then take the shaft/head off so you can rotate the crank shaft. About 50% of the time you can get units to rotate. Rotate is slowing for awhile and put shaft back on and fill gas tank with a fuel misture that has about 4 times the normal oil mixture. Start it up and run it under light load for a few hours. I had luck with echo units doing this. Then run the unit with sea foam gasadditive for a few months.
     

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