club cadet cc2020 weed eater overheats


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Old 07-31-11, 11:00 AM
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club cadet cc2020 weed eater overheats

I have cleaned the air filter, muffler, screeen, changed the fuel. It went out on me 2 weeks ago, I got it to start today, ran it for about 10 min and it shut off and wont start. It got so hot it melted the plastic guard around the muffler. Any suggestions would be great!
 
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Old 07-31-11, 01:52 PM
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If it is a 2 cycle engine my guess is the oil mixture in the fuel tank is too lean on oil.
It needs more oil in the mix. Check the owners manual and mix a new batch of gas with the proper ratio. Also if you add a fuel stabilizer to the fuel count that as gasoline and mix accordingly. Another thing that could cause overheating is too much ethanol in the gas. 10 percent ethanol is the most I would run in a 2 cycle engine.
 
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Old 07-31-11, 05:51 PM
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Also if the engine isn't getting enough fuel (running lean) it can overheat, or if it is struggling to turn the load (binding cable or gearhead).
 
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Old 07-31-11, 07:05 PM
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Thanks badeyeben and cheese. Yea, I went and and made a new batch of fuel/oil and it started up. Now I have to figure out why it keeps shutting off when I let go of the throttle.
 
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Old 07-31-11, 08:55 PM
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If it was run without enough oil in the gas and since it got that hot, it may not have enough compression to idle. Do you have a compression gauge? it may have toasted it.
 
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Old 08-07-11, 12:08 PM
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No compression gauge, but I think it has a place to increase or decrease the idle. A hole to slide a screw driver in with arrows indicatimg +< >- . I messed with this a little but not much.
 
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Old 08-07-11, 09:15 PM
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Take the muffler off and look at the piston and cylinder. Do you see scratches on them?
 
 

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