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RedMax Trimmer Spiral Spring

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ztrguy, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
    Messages: 466

    RedMax Trimmer 2600

    Two years old and the spiral spring broke that retracts the rope back into the housing. Is this a common problem with the RedMax? I have a hundred year old stihl and never had this happen. It's Saturday so that means I'll have to wait until Monday to call the RedMax dealer. Then wait forever on that part to be shipped to me. Are these universal? Or do I have to get a RedMax spiral spring? Thanks!
     
  2. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419


    Have you put a recoil spring in before? If you have not, you might save yourself the frustration and take the starter housing off and have your dealer install it. Also, parts should not take that long to get since they should be coming out of Norman.
     
  3. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    sounds like a small common problem it happen's do you leave it out in the weather we break em.
     
  4. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    just replace the whole starter, it's a pain to replace and if the shop does it it will cost the same.
     
  5. walker/redmax

    walker/redmax LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Never happened to me in many years of faithful Redmax service.:drinkup:
     
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,842

    The end tabs on these springs break all the time on all brands...not all that unusual. Some times you can bend a new tab and continue on.
     
  7. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
    Messages: 466

    Tried bending a new tab and continuing on, but now the cord is about 4 inches from retracting all the way back in.
     

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