Emissions on my Shindaiwa blower wont shut it off.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stevenf, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    I have a new Shindaiwa bp blower. Because of a new emissions thing they got going on, when you hit the kill switch, it is supposed to idle down slowly untill it turns off.
    Sometimes it will stay on untill I reach my next yard. Sometimes it shuts off in 30-45 seconds. Lately I have been putting it on choke untill it shuts off. Not sure if this is bad for it or not. If it is, What is an easier way to adjust this garbage new feature?
  2. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,199

    My ECHO BP switch went out, so I too have been using this method.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,378

    Unfortunately in very hot weather using the choke to kill the engine will make it harder to start. In particular the stihl just won't start hot if it has been choked.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Seeing how you say it is new it shouldn't act like that, so if that Blower is less
    than 30 days old take it back to the dealer and let them have at it.
  5. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,199

    Mines isn't new. What I want to know is if I'm harming the equipment by shutting it off this way.
  6. KarambaStar

    KarambaStar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    OK what model is this? I think you have a faulty switch. It should shut off immediately. We're a Shindaiwa dealer and I have never heard of such a feature (delayed shutoff).
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,614

    oh-oh I know!.......... buy a 2 stroke!
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    take it to the dealer.
  9. timscherer

    timscherer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    I have a Shindaiwa Blower (1yr old) and I am now experiencing this same problem. Anyone figure out what has caused this issue, I am chocking it out to turn off the blower until I get it fixed. I checked the wiring and switch, it looked fine. Any suggestions?
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I have several machines I shut down that way, more than a few I shut down by cutting off the fuel,
    I've been doing that for some years now, I think it is safe to ignore idiotic switches.

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