Trouble with my Redmax 8000?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CharlieBingo, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    It's sputters sometimes other times it's O.K. then today it cut off when running at full throttle but later started up and seemed to be O.K. any ideas? :help:
  2. Brianj

    Brianj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    i dont know what the problem is but mine sometimes does the same thing...
  3. ITL

    ITL LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Messages: 188

    Just a possibility I have bumped the off switch a few times at speed. Unit will restart and run fine after repositioning the switch to on position.
  4. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 423

    purchasing one...I want to get the best equipment but do not want something if it is going to sputter and cut out...dcplace2004--new to the business...
  5. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,552

    you know, its strange....Mine is acting funny too. cut off on me once at idle. sometimes won't shut off...sputters like an old car knocking after you turn off the key. then, it wouldn't come to full throttle for a while. I think there is a fuel problem somewhere. WArranty is over in June....gonna take it in and get it checked out.
  6. davis

    davis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    mine does the same thing
  7. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,552

    I smell a recall
  8. Olylawnboy

    Olylawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Oly Wa
    Messages: 311

    There was a thread last week about the choke lever on the 8000 breaking, seems though it was whacked. Anyway, in hindsight mine acted the same way prior to it failing (the choke lever). My dealer is working on the fix, so he says :) but in the meantime I'm using a rubber band to keep the choke lever open. It is runing well like this. Can't wait to get it fixed properly though....
  9. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 423

    I am new to the business and was going to get the redmax 8000 as everyone was raving about it for a short time...but with what is being said, should I buy it?...I probably will not as it is 585 dollars with tax...I am not going to give this amount of money to a dealer and buy a bunch of problems...what about Kawasaki--except for the recall with the flames shooting out of the exhaust on the blower (don't know when that was, but did happen)...then there is Stihl (hmmmm--don't know), Echo (good with parts availability), and Husky...So between them all, which brand should I go with?...and rest assure that I am going to call Redmax on this to find out what is going on...the supposed biggest and baddest blower ain't nothing if it ain't working right...
  10. Fivestar

    Fivestar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Try hitting the kill button at full RPMs. My 7000 did the same thing till I started Killing it like this!! :) Now it`s all good.

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