Shindaiwa Hedge Trimmer won't accelerate

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by jondcoleman, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    I bought a new Shindaiwa Hedge Trimmer about a month ago and now it won't accelerate. It idles fine but when I hit the throttle anything above barely idling it breaks. Any suggestions? BTW I took out the spark arrestor.

    The throttle cable came broken so I had to change that but I don't know how that would have affected it. Thanks!

  2. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    This unit is still under warranty:confused: Who replaced the cable? Is it pulling the throttle barrel open completely?
    Pulling the spark arrestor would have been my first thought for low rpms and one month seems too soon to have carbon built up in the exhaust port but stranger things have happened.
  3. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    If you have clean fuel in it and you can see the throttle working then take it back.
  4. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Messages: 1,796

    Don't know what you mean by "breaks" but I would get some PB Blaster
    and soak the blades, let it set for a while (10/15 minutes) and then try again.
    Sap will build up on the blades and get sticky. If this doesn't work, take it back to the dealer
    ericg likes this.

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