Shin T-230 fighting me

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Joemowz, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. Joemowz

    Joemowz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I have a Shindaiwa T-230 trimmer that always ran great until this past month. It starts fine when cold, but after running it a while, re-starting is imposible until it cools[about an hour later].
    Can anyone help? thanks, Joe
  2. Edgewater

    Edgewater LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    90 % of the time, when an engine does this, I have found the problem to be electrical, usually a bad coil.

    As the heat rises, conductance degreases. In a faulty part, it may just no be able to give you the hot spark you need to get started.

    It may be totally different in your case, but I went through three coils on my lawn boy for that reason.
  3. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,335

    I agree - also try the spark plug. I've had this same problem with the T-230s and found it is sometimes the spark plug
  4. Joemowz

    Joemowz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    thanks for the help guys-Joe

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