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Shocks from back pack blower

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by tommaple, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. tommaple

    tommaple LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I have a Red Max 7001 back pack blower. When the blower is running and my hand is close to the throttle, not necessarily touching it, I get a mild shock to my hand, similar to a static shock one gets from touching metal. I don't think the problem is with the blower because I had the same problem with my previous blower. This happens mostly on cold days.
    Hoping someone has a solution for this.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Dave does lawns

    Dave does lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    The air propelling through the plastic tubing creates static electricity. There should be a wire going from the inside of the tubing to a ground type screw on the exterior that absorbs this static. Mine keeps breaking too so I am also getting this shock, but I am too tired of fixing it.
     

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