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Redmax 7001 shocking me

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by AVERDEROSA, Apr 11, 2005.


    AVERDEROSA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Just bought another 7001 but every time you touch the thottle you get a shock. Never had this happen on any of my other ones. Looking for a fix. :help:
  2. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 732

    I get that with my 8000.. When I hit the throttle I am shocked at how much power comes out of the tube.....

    I know what you mean but never had it happen on a blower, are you sure there are no lose connections? Not sure why the plastic throttle would be passing a current.
  3. theturfsurfer

    theturfsurfer LawnSite Member
    from mtka,MN
    Posts: 102

    My understanding of this problem is the shock is from static electricity. I know the blowers use to have a braided wire inside the tube that helped minimize the shock.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,197

    Do a search this has come up a couple times already. Maybe it is a static charge?
  5. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    My Redmax blower does that every now and then
  6. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Good one...
  7. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    The new Stihl blowers have anti static wires inside the tube, way kewl.
  8. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    I have only had that problem with EVERY redmax trimmer I have used 7 diff ones. But never with my 8000
  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    That will happen to me in certain instances when I am in a real dusty environment with my Shindy EB630. It is static. I can't really telll ya what to do except stay away from your gas cans.

  10. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,223

    Wear gloves!

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