new redmax shocks.....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rmartin, May 1, 2004.

  1. rmartin

    rmartin LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Posts: 204

    my new redmax eb7001 has been shocking me, I keep getting zapped at the throttle control. It is not a real knock me on the butt zap but it gets annoying after a while......I dont think this is normal....:eek:
     
  2. gramps

    gramps LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

    Take it back.Some lealage from the on off switch.;)
     
  3. gramps

    gramps LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

    Should be leakage:eek:
     
  4. Papa Wheelie

    Papa Wheelie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    that happened to me with my husky 155BT, from the on/off switch. It just stopped after awhile. Puzzling.?
     
  5. barringtonbrothers

    barringtonbrothers LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    Ive got redmax blowers, one has the old style controls- arm on left side that folds down and has throttle control on it. When the conditions are right we will feel a slight buzz thru it. I got the crap shocked out of me once in the rain, the water caused it to arc off the sparkplug on my weed eater and hit me in the gut. It was weird because it caused me abs to tense in only one area, and was sore for days waaaa. Ive learned not to hold it near me when I have to finish in the rain.
     
  6. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,318

    My Shindiawa does this also.
     
  7. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,732

    does it tend to do it more in dusty conditions? this is the only time mine does it. left hand control model.
     
  8. Leisure Lawn

    Leisure Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    The unit is not ground properly and therefore you are getting shocked.

    Take it back to the dealer.....
     
  9. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    2 of my 4 7001's shock through the throttle handle when using them in real dusty conditions. Dosnt do it often enough though for me to have looked into it.
     
  10. NorrisG

    NorrisG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    Mine is doing this too.... glad I'm not the only one..;) I have the left hand throttle too. Come to think of it, the first time I noticed it I was in very dusty conditions.
     

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