Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

ditch witch


Brian Nichols's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 2

12-03-14, 03:07 PM   #1  
ditch witch

I have a ditch witch 255 sx with a Honda motor it runs fine at a idol but if you try to move it loses power. any ideals?

 
Sponsored Links
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation

Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 39,968
GA

12-03-14, 03:09 PM   #2  
Welcome to the forums! Do you have the idle set to high? It takes a lot to run the mechanics of the unit, so a high motor RPM is necessary. Can you engage the bar or move the bar?

 
Brian Nichols's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 2

12-03-14, 03:12 PM   #3  
Idol is fine. It ran fine during the summer now that it's cold is when it started

 
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator

Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 16,570
GA

12-03-14, 05:21 PM   #4  
Sounds like a carburetor issue if it won't rev up.


"Who is John Galt?" - Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)

God bless!

 
Norm201's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 5,430
NY

12-03-14, 05:39 PM   #5  
This is only a guess. Is the carburetor housed? If not it may need a cover for the engine heat to keep it warm and not freeze up. My snow blower says to remove housing if normally used in temps above 40 degrees.

 
Search this Thread