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  • #16
    Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems

    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
    still can't find it. normally it will come up by your name/ channel.

    rick.
    I tried PM'ing you but for some reason I'm not able to. Maybe I can post a link this way(?):

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    Well guessing I'll have to wait for the Administrators since that didn't work either. Sorry!
    Last edited by SkoolOfHardKnox; 11-25-2012, 11:16 PM. Reason: What? I can't spell?

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    • #17
      Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems

      i sent you an email. email me the link. i'll post it.

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #18
        Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems

        Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
        i sent you an email. email me the link. i'll post it.

        rick.
        Incoming email!

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        • #19
          Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems

          Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
          did you find the video link? can you post it?

          rick.

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          • #20
            Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems

            after some back and forth, we're good to post the video.




            doctordeer help. i got it posted. you get it fixed.

            sounds like too short of a crank. i can't tell, but is the fuel valve turned the right direction? if not sure, put it in a 1/2 open, close position.

            rick.
            Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 11-25-2012, 08:01 PM.
            phoebe it is

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            • #21
              Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems

              Fuel valve is in correct position....it was initially, he closed it, then re-opened it (at least compared to mine)

              I too think too short of a crank. I know the manual says 5 seconds but the initial startup or after its been run dry, sat for a long time, etc can very well take longer than 5 seconds.

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              • #22
                Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems

                is it choked for a cold start?

                rick.
                phoebe it is

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                • #23
                  Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems

                  Straight up and down on fuel shut off should be the open position. If there is any doubt where it is open or defective, why not disconnect at carb and run into a container to test flow? Checking cold choke position makes sense.

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                  • #24
                    Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems

                    Posted a "Take 2" clip.

                    I'll try as suggested above. Thanks!

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                    • #25
                      Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems



                      based on starting briefly on starting fluid, you sure the fuel valve is open?

                      it's a fuel delivery issue since starting fluid works.

                      does this unit have an electric fuel solenoid shut off?

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #26
                        Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems

                        That's great, you have ignition. Now when are you going to trouble shoot the fuel delivery? Shut off open and not defective, open drain plug at bottom of carb, do as Rick suggested above? Come on work with us.

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                        • #27
                          Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems

                          I could swear straight up and down is fuel OFF. But its actually labelled if you look closely, so get a good light and read the valve.

                          Not sure if it has a fuel solenoid.

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                          • #28
                            Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems

                            Originally posted by chrisexv6 View Post
                            I could swear straight up and down is fuel OFF. But its actually labelled if you look closely, so get a good light and read the valve.

                            Not sure if it has a fuel solenoid.
                            I think it might be similar to a ball valve in that handle straight inline with fuel lines is open? Read in earlier posts that he had fuel in the bowl and it was fresh, spark plug "clean". Shouldn't spark plug be wet with fuel if it keeps cranking and not starting?

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                            • #29
                              Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems

                              i looked at the owners manual. figure 20 shows the fuel being off in the vertical position and on in the horizontal position.

                              it was difficult to see the outlet of the fuel line from the video.

                              how about the choke?

                              also the oil capacity is either 1.1 or 1.2 quarts. shows both numbers in the manual.

                              how about a dirty/ plugged fuel filter. need to check the bleed screw on the carb bowl for fuel. it will start if dirty, but won't run if plugged.

                              rick.
                              Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 11-25-2012, 09:32 PM.
                              phoebe it is

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                              • #30
                                Re: New RD8000 Starting Problems

                                If you've checked & made sure the fluids are correct, cranked it according to the manual, then take it back to HD. They should exchange it or be able to get it running at the rental dept.

                                You're not supposed to have to rebuild something out of the box.

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