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Redmax 8000 is a piece of _hit !!!!

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mini14, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. mini14

    mini14 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 236

    been having problems getting it started so took it to dealer cauz its still in warrenty....dealer tells me they are having lots of problems with cracked cylinders and or cracked rings......got it back from him other day he replaced cylinder and ring cauz he said the cylinder was cracked......now the dam thing only in the morning takes about 30 pulls to get it started......can anyone tell me what gives ? once started and warmed up, the rest of the day it will start on 1 pull. just droped it off again but would like others input here on what could be wrong .......this was my first and last 8000 i will ever buy, possibly my last redmax i will ever buy..had it almost 2 years now and it did run great before these problems, it allways started cold on 2-3 pulls.
  2. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Ive had 7001s and the 8000 and never had any problems.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    No problems here,cept the plugs are expensive.
  4. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 566

    mine works great:clapping:
  5. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    sounds more like a carb problem. have you checked out the fuel system and carb?
  6. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 398

    1 pull when warmed up to start and 2 when cold to start. LawnInOrder
  7. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,823

    Only minor mechanical problems with our 8000's. The choke knob, and the bolt that secures the frame to the engine comes loose on a couple of the 05 models.
  8. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    If I were you I would buy a new redmax 8000 because mine has performed very well. Starts on 2nd pull cold, 1st pull warm. Every time, consistant as chit fallin downhill.
  9. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Posts: 3,334

    Have you checked to see if the primer bulb is filling with gas? It may be that the tube is kinked or not down far enough into the tank.
    ericg likes this.
  10. mojob

    mojob LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 515

    I've had problems with mine too. It will lose power after using it for a while and has developed a vibration that can be felt with each step you take. I was having trouble when it was really hot out. It was hard to start and when it did start it took a minute or two to finally rev up. When it works like it should, I love all 25 lbs of it. From what I've read on this site, I've come to the conclusion that Redmax made a few lemons and I guess we won the lemon lottery.

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