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Redmax BCZ260TS Problems

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by 314Lawns, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. 314Lawns

    314Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Been using a pair of redmax bcz260ts' for about 2 years. Never so much as a problem or slow start. Today one finally decided to act up. Usually starts in 1 or 2 pulls, after 20 or so it started for about 5 seconds and died. And now nothing. Let it sit thinking it may have been flooded, still nothing. Replaced spark plug, near brand new air filter. Carb appears clean.

    Hoping someone can point me in the right direction so I can try and save $120 from the local dealer.
  2. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,827

    have you ever removed muffler and used slotted screw driver to scrape the carbon build up off the exhaust port walls ?
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  3. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,827

    also , are the 2 fuel lines hardened and is the cap they run thru loose ? ide replace all 3 those parts and the fuel filter at 2 years for sure . tiny leaks any where there can mess it up . its a cheap attempt and proper maintenance anyway . also maybe bad gas , empty out and try new gas . coils go on them too . ide also clean out screen in muffler . make sure carbs bolted down tight . plus check / replace carb gasket . and head gasket for that matter . all this stuff besides coil cheap and regular maintenance at 2 year anyway
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  4. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 4,495

    Try ethanol free fuel in it. I had constant similar problems with mine, until I switched. You can get cans to try at Home Depot, then find someone who sells it by the gallon, if it solves the problem. I use it in all small hand helds. I still put ethanol in my blowers & mowers.
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  5. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,629

    Pour out all the fuel and put in fresh fuel. Install new fuel filter. Sounds like water in the fuel. Its happened to me before. Only takes a very small amount of water to make it act up.
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  6. OP

    314Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Thanks for all the help guys. I'll give these tips a try and will follow up so if anyone in the future stumbles across this post they can get some help too.
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  7. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 20,874

    Sounds like the coil is gone. My neighbor had a Stihl FS55 that did the same thing. I told him to get a new coil, which he did and installed it, and problem solved.
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