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RED MAX

Dennis

LawnSite Member
Location
Ga.
I have a redmax BP blower, bought this year in april.
I have not seen a post with my particular prob. hope someone can help.
While I am using it usually at full speed, when I touch the speed control to adj. I get shocked, sometimes very small sometimes it hurts bad mommy.
I am sure it's from static but don't know what to do.
Any Ideas??
 
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Dennis

LawnSite Member
Location
Ga.
Keith
To be honest I have failed to check the ground..(duh)
And I am a mechanical engineer.
But I heard of a rocket scientist in Fl. that couldn't fill out a voting form.
But back to the prob. did you have a reason for asking about the ground?
thanks for the help so far
 

Keith

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Central Florida
Disregard my first post, that shouldn't affect it. On second thought you may be touching something that is directly connected to the kill switch. Try taking the control apart and use electrical tape to isolate the switch. In other words cover the metal contacts.
 

Keith

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Central Florida
Real quick though...were talking about a 6200 series? The controls are left handed?

Does it feel like a static shock or is a constant pulse?
 

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
I have a Redmax 6200 that gives me a mild shock. Usually when I wear cotton gloves.
 

Hardy Enterprises

LawnSite Member
Location
Vicksburg, MS
Keith your first comment was right on. I have a Shindaiwa eb630. When I first bought it they had forgotten to put the grounding wires on it and whenever you touched the speed controls it would shock you pretty bad. Since they installed the grounding wires (one going to the speed control and one attaching to the blower tube) it has not shocked me one time. One other note, I noticed that before having it fixed it usually shocked the worse when ever you had a cloud of dust stirred up. I think the static charge was building up from the dust particles.

Dennis do you still work as an engineer? I am also a mechanical engineer, but I know operate a lanscape and irrigation company full time.

Jay
 
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Dennis

LawnSite Member
Location
Ga.
Keith
Yes it is a 6200 with lefthand controls

Jay
Yes still work FT for Zipper manuf.

I will check the ground this weekend
Thanks for the replys
 


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