Redmax blower issue

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Maitland CLS, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Maitland CLS

    Maitland CLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Evening, My Redmax backpack blower is bogging out a lot. My dealer is telling me that the enclosed trailer is causing heat pressure to build in the gas tank. I am turning the cap before each use and I still have to choke on every stop I make. A new carb was put in under warranty. Shall I still receive the unpleasant smoke up my A## or can any of you give me your experience with this or an opinion on a different blower unit.
  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    remove the muffler and check exhaust port for carbon buildup. Scrape it clean and blow any debris out of the cylinder with air hose.
  3. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    Maybe I should try that as well. Mine is having the same issue, but I don't transport it in a trailer.
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  4. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    First what exactly is the problem you are complaining about? First you say its bogging and then you complain about choking it to start is it hard to start or just bogging? Yes you may need to choke it whenever you start it.

    Second, what model is it? Redmax blower doesnt begin to tell us what you have. Oh, I forgot its a backpack....yah that doesnt clear anything up.
  5. Maitland CLS

    Maitland CLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Pugs, you are not a happy camper are you? First, it's a Redmax backpack blower who gives a rats butt about the model at this point. It's bogging out on every stop I make. By the way Pugs, I was not complaining, I merely was inquiring with mature landscape professionals. Mowerman90: I can understand the carbon buildup, did not think of that one, Thank you.
  6. roeslandscaping

    roeslandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    I have 2 redmax blowers. one ebz8000 and a blower one size down, i dont recall the size. I had issues with both blowers not having any power and having to choke every time. I started using the stihl 2 stroke oil in them and gas with no ethanol, and it seemed to fix the problem.
  7. AuburnHort2005

    AuburnHort2005 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 147

    My Echos do this in the summer, but man they run like champs when it's cold in the winter.

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