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redmax trimmer problems

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lildog132, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. lildog132

    lildog132 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    I just bought a redmax trimmer and it hasn't been working to well.... It starts up most of the time, but now i just can't get it to start, i know i have the right gas/oil mixture, i don't know if i'm flooding it when i run it, i run it at half choke usually. I just cant get the thing to start anymore. Could it be the spark plug?
  2. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    Do you mean half throttle?
    If you actually mean half choke, WHY ?
    Yes, check the plug, could have done that easier/quicker than posting a "Should I check plug question here, but that would be first place to look, then idle, throttle, choke settings, then cable adjustments, air filter too. Dirty fuel?

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    I recently purchased a new Red Max 2400 trimmer.. Very Very disappointed in the performance, my 6 year old ( Which I was going to replace ) Red Max 2300 blows it away... I guess they are not making them like they used too... It doesnt want to start for anything, keeps flooding itself out.... The head vibrates way too much for a $260.oo trimmer and the guard is useless... I had a problem a few years back with another Red Max product a blower and they did nt stand behind it or replace it.. I wound up with a $500.oo paper weight in the shop, brand new blower that doesn t work, Now I have a trimmer to mathc it..... Think its' time to look at Stihl and Shindaiwa.....
  4. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: just a little hint to you guys pull out the arrestor screen and see if you have any difference.
  5. lildog132

    lildog132 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    arrestor screen? is that the little metal gold thing with little holes in it?
  6. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: Dog, where the exhaust exits the machine there is a screen in the muffler, apair of needle nose pliers and just wiggle back and forth. if that doesnt help just push it back in and give it a little tap. tony
  7. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    Pop the screen out of the exhaust outlet.

    You'll get a tiny bit more noise, and way more power.

    I have some Redmax trimmers going on 8 seasons without the arrestor. You just don't need it.

    If you run too much oil it plugs the arrestor and you lose power.

    It eventually plugs anyway.

    Just pop it out with a scewdriver.


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