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K.Carothers
06-21-2006, 08:41 AM
I have a trimmer that works good for the first 5-10min then it stops running.
I changed the fuel and air filters, and the spark plug.

Any idea what it could be?


kc

JB1
06-21-2006, 08:45 AM
I'm kinda like that trimmer after 5-10 minutes when its really really hot I just quit, like I'm out of fuel.

Nosmo
06-21-2006, 08:52 AM
Check the spark arrestor screen. If it is clogged take it out and leave it out.

Nosmo

Charles
06-21-2006, 09:02 AM
My Echo has 2 air vents on both sides that sometimes clog up. Might be your problem. Can cause it to overheat.

Stretch
06-21-2006, 09:10 AM
Check the fuel lines for pinholes. I pulled my hair out over a stalling trimmer to find the cheap black fuel line had decomposed. If I have a problem with any echo the first thing I do is replace the black lines with the good clear yellow fuel line

Stretch
06-21-2006, 09:15 AM
you can clean the exhaust screen or leave it out like nosmo mentioned. I will be a little louder, but you'll usually get a little more power:weightlifter:

Splicer
06-21-2006, 09:31 AM
How old is it and is it 2 or 4 cycle and how much use does it get???

It 'could' be any # of things such as bad seals, bad coil pack, dirty carb etc...

DLCS
06-21-2006, 09:58 AM
Fuel cap vent is probably plugged. Next time it does this unscrew the cap some and then try to restart. What kind of trimmer?

lawnmaniac883
06-21-2006, 10:37 AM
Next time it happens check for spark. My fs100rx was doing about the same thing, turned out to be ignition coil.

lawnboy dan
06-21-2006, 08:52 PM
bad coils very common to sthil. another reason to avoid them

K.Carothers
06-22-2006, 01:38 AM
Check the fuel lines for pinholes. I pulled my hair out over a stalling trimmer to find the cheap black fuel line had decomposed. If I have a problem with any echo the first thing I do is replace the black lines with the good clear yellow fuel line


Bingo!!!


Thanks


kc