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GOD @$#%#$ Spark arrestor!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ProStreetCamaro, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    AHHHHHHH I hate them! I always take them out when I buy new equipment but for some reason when i got my Echo backpack last spring I forgot to take it out. Yesterday it just got slower and slower and today it would hardly run. I knew then what the problem was. Took it apart and sure enough it was 100% clogged so i threw it away and put the blower back together. Started right up and blew harder than ever.

    Anybody here take there's out? Or anybody just never had any problems with them?
  2. youngdude

    youngdude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    Right after i buy 2cycle stuff i take out the spark arrestor. I wonder if those people fighting those fires just junk the spark arrestor when they get clogged up or if its really strict to put a new one in???HUMMM, something to think about.
  3. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    first thing we do is chuck that useless thing to the trash,they run so much better after...
  4. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    Huh????:confused: ;) ;)
  5. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    what is a spark arrestor? i have a redmax 7000, how do i take it out, will it make it more powerfull? if s0 can anyone take a pic of how to take it out?
  6. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Its a screen cover inside the exhaust pipe. Looks like a miniature window screen.
  7. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Young dude, I don't understand your question?
  8. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    how do i take it out?

    also there must be a purpose to this screen if they put it there?
  9. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    in my 14 years of experience, I've only had a real problem with echo equipment when it comes to the spark arrestor. I don't remove it until i have a problem.
    On my red max equipment, I;ve either never had a problem with it after years of use (my blower is 6 years and counting, never touched it), or its a quick fix on a redmax trimmer.... the screen is right there in the opening of the muffler, you can scrape it with a screwdriver without taking anything apart at all. Echo you have to take everything apart, especially the dumd plastic shields that never ever fit back together the way they were.......
  10. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    I'm not sure if you can take it out of a red max. with that brand, i don't think there is a need to.

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