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CNY Tim

Strikemaster Throttle Cable Sticky

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Fix for it: Took a can of WD-40 and stuck the red plastic power sprayer extesion in the plastic sheathing with the handle engaged wide open and sprayed for about 15 seconds till it started coming out the other end and it works like new. Took about 5 pulls to fire it up after a long off season. It's ready to rock n roll tomorrow.

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I had a sticky throttle of another nature. I got my auger(2hp) last Feb, and the throttle has always stuck - you would have to push it back to the idle position. Initially I thought it was due to water/ice, but a test this summer proved otherwise.

Contacted StrikeMaster, and they had me try an adjustment involving two screws under the handle, it helped some, but not entirely. The cable was putting pressure on one side of the throttle mechanism, and not the other, as a result, the assembly was
"racked"/"canted"/"twisted" and it stuck.

Called Strikemaster again, and they said they would warranty out the throttle mechanism. I have relatives not far from their (Strikemasters) factory, so on a visit to the relatives - I stopped in. In 20 minutes, the work was done, and no more
sticking. The replacement assembly is a re-designed unit which rotates on steel pins.

The tech at Strikemaster indicated that they have two kinds of plastic handle throttle assemblys - a "red" and "black". The plastics cure at differant temperatures, and they do have problems w/ the red handle/throttles. Mine assembly was
black handle, red thumb lever - they indicated that this was the first of this type they had seen with trouble.

Gased the auger up this weekend, and cut 30-40 holes over two days - works fine now.

Thank you Strikemaster.

UG

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I have the black throttle lever and the black cable assembly. It was not sticking for the first few years until this season when I pulled it out of storage. Works great now...

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I had that problem with my auger last year. I just had to adjust the screws. Never had a problem since. Call Strikemaster, they will get it fixed. Probably over the phone. Scott Steil

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