Question about Garden
I have just brought an old Masport 2.5 HP mulcher/chipper. Tried it this afternoon and all it does it jam everything in tight instead of forcing it out the outlet. I then discovered that the design of the outlet needs the blades to run clockwise, yet the motor runs anti-clockwise, forcing the mulch back into the blades, making it finer and finer and blocking the machine. I can only assume that someone has modified the machine at some point, else I am missing something here?! It does have a red button which I was hoping would be a reverse, but it does nothing. Any ideas?Cheers
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Does it have a primer bulb on the side of the engine? If so, it is probably a bad bulb, or the hoses connected to it. You can prime enough gas to start the engine and briefly run it, but the cracks in the bulb or hoses allow air to get sucked into the carburetor not gas. This is what kills the engine. You can pick up a repair kit at just about any hardware store for less than $10.
Posted on May 27, 2009
I think you did diagnose the problem. A DC motor will run backwards if the wires are switched around and polarity is reversed. Try switching the wires
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
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