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Redmax Trimmer Problem

WJW Lawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Hey guys...I have a Redmax 2600 trimmer. Seems to be losing power when I crank it...almost like its bogged down but its not. Any clue what this could be? Id take it to my dealer...but he'll take 3 yrs to fix it.
 
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WJW Lawn

WJW Lawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Its neither of those...Im thinking bad fuel or carbon build up...Im gonna run some new mix in it...see if that does it. Maybe the carb?? If I run her full throttle...she stalls out--thats why I think carb. But the thing isnt even a year old.
 

jomowz

LawnSite Member
Location
New York Suburbs
I had the same problem... Someone in the know can drill out a plug on the carb to get to the adjustment screw. Turn the screw counterclockwise to adjust the air mixture. The reason the screw is covered is due to emissions regulations. There is no carb adjustment screw vissible right? I've seen this done & it works. They are great trimmers... just need carb adj.
Let me know how you make out...Joe
 

khouse

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
lee's summit, mo
change out the fuel filter inside the fuel cell to eliminate any fuel pick up issues. then we can go from there
 
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WJW Lawn

WJW Lawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Fixed...clogged spark arrestor...popped it out...good to go.
 

TGM

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
seacoast, NH
we had the same problem with two new(er) redmax trimmers at my old work..simpyl was the muffler.

check the plug too, my trimmer (not redmax) was bogging at high rpms, but it was running way too lean for emissions.
 

themowerman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NJ
Those trimmers can clog up the mufflers and exhaust ports real fast if you run them without the line guard also.
 

TGM

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
seacoast, NH
yeah, themowerman is right. too much load (too long of string) will flood the motor with fuel and wash down the ring(s) in the piston causing premature failure of the engine. if you run without the guard, make sure the rpms are still up there.
 
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