Earthquake makes reliable landscaping tools that are durable enough to withstand many hours of work, but even the toughest pieces of equipment may malfunction and break down. Landscaping tools have many intricate moving parts in them, and those components can wear down over time or break suddenly while working on a particularly tough job.
If the engine won't start, there could a number of explanations. There may be a faulty spark plug, the carburetor could be flooded or not calibrated properly, the fuel filter might be clogged with dirt and debris or there could be a loose wire or other electrical issues such as a bad switch.
If the engine starts and then stops moments later, the likely cause is a clogged carburetor. Rebuild the carburetor using a carburetor rebuild kit or replace the carburetor and the engine should stay running after it starts.
Bad performance out of your chainsaw engine could be a sign of contaminated fuel or a worn-out engine. Engines will eventually wear out over time, but not keeping them tuned, not keeping them properly lubricated or running them excessively hard will hasten the process.
Chainsaw cutting problems are commonly caused by worn teeth on the chain. This is a result of the normal wear and tear that comes with chainsaw operation.
Another part that can affect chainsaw cutting performance is the guide bar. If the guide bar is worn down or bent, then the chain will not be able to rotate correctly, affecting the cutting performance.
Problems affecting power augers
Earthquake's power augers will dig holes through tough ground materials like gravel and clay, but they'll ultimately suffer problems due to wear and tear. Issues with augers are similar to chainsaw problems as both machines have small, gas-powered engines. Besides the engine issues already discussed, there are potential problems with the auger itself. If the auger fails to turn properly, this may be the result of the choke being left on after the initial engine ignition. It can also be a sign of a worn-out clutch or broken auger transmission. If the auger is slow to cut through soil, then it could be that the auger blades are worn down or broken. These blades can be sharpened if they're not too badly damaged.