Shindaiwa T260 trimmer-I'm stumped..

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Dennis E., Aug 10, 2002.

  1. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

    Need some help.
    Cannot get WOT from it. I've cleaned out the exhaust port(was not bad),cleaned out the muffler(tapped it to get the carbon out,also pretty clean),new plug,etc.
    It has been maintained from day one.
    The only thing left that I have not done yet is put in a new fuel filter.( It needs to be changed.)
    Would this be enough to cause the loss of power or have I missed something? Clogged fuel port maybe?
    Any ideas?
    Thanks! :confused:
  2. Flyrod

    Flyrod LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    A carb kit and new fuel line/filter might do the trick. Cleaning carb with cleaner and replacing the diaphrams, needle valve assembly should be considered, routine maintenence.
  3. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    The great thing about 2 cycle stuff is the short list of problems you can have. Assuming what you have already eliminated is so, you either have:

    1. Mechanical problem (i.e. broken crank, etc.) this is unlikely and you'd probably hear it when you pull the cord.

    2. Fuel problem

    3. Ignition problem.

    I'd check for spark (with the spark plug removed and attached to the wire, position the threads on the head and crank it. If you see a spark, you have a fuel problem.)

    Hope this helps
  4. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

    Thanks for the tips though. Fuel lines are good,exhaust port and muffler are clean, air filter is clean. Nothing is broken. (It's a Shindaiwa)
    Last to be changed is the fuel filter. Machine is less than a year old. I thought the fuel filter would go farther. Oh well.
    Had it running pretty hard today. Almost flawless.
  5. Remo Sid

    Remo Sid LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Posts: 55

    Make sure the trimmer head is not binding.
  6. lawnboy87

    lawnboy87 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    Disassemble the carb, clean all of the gunk out, clean the jets, check the ignition carefully, check the spark plug, check the recoil, and check for debris in the engine
  7. mcambrose

    mcambrose LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    I had similar problems with my T260. Tried a carb cleaning, but to no avail. Tried installing a new carb kit and still no help. I finally just switched carbs with another unit I had to test it and it was that carburetor. I bought a new on from J. Thomas I believe. I had to call special for it. It ran great after that.
  8. mike48114

    mike48114 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    Change the fuel filter asap...if its bad it might have already sucked some stuff in the carb... If its a few years old i remomend rebuilding the carb (they sell kit)

    If it wasant getting spark after new plug i would say it might need a new coil.

    good luck guy!

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