red max shocking

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rosolar, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. rosolar

    rosolar LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 172

    My redmax 7001 has been shocking my hand when near the throttle control. Any clues to what is going on? It runs good and is only a couple months old.
  2. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,445

    i have the same problem with my'n its also a couple months old. i took it in to me dealer to have them look at it they said it was stadic electrity. so they didn't do any thing about it.
    don't mind the spelling
  3. Gmgbo

    Gmgbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    mine does the same thing
  4. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    Our trimmers shock the crap out of us so we wrapped the area between the switch and rubber handle with electrical tape. No more shocks.
  5. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    Many have reported the same problem. I used to have this problem with an early model echo trimmer I had. I did what wojo suggested, wrapped the connections in electrical tape=problem solved.
  6. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    Welcome to the world of high performance blowers.

    A static charge builds up when the air is dry and will discharge to the closest ground. Shindaiwa's EB630, which uses the same engine, has a static discharge cable inside the blower tube.
  7. Ground Effects NH

    Ground Effects NH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Yes on a dry day my shin eb630 will give a little shock but if its morning or damp out its fine.

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