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04-28-2010, 11:44 PM
I have an Echo SRM-231 trimmer that is hard to start and when it starts it will only idle. I found a plugged filter screen and removed it and it was still the same. Please help! Ted

04-28-2010, 11:58 PM
When you indicate "filter screen" are you referring to the air filter or the anti spark screen in the muffler? If it is the anti spark screen in the muffler, what was it's condition upon removal? If if was carbon plugged then you may want to remove the muffler and clean the exhaust port. To do this, crank the engine so that the exhaust port is closed then remove the carbon taking care not to damage the piston.

04-29-2010, 12:12 AM
Sorry I wasn't clear. It was the fuel screen in the fuel tank.Thanks, Ted

04-29-2010, 10:06 PM
When's the last time the air filter and spark plug were replaced?

04-29-2010, 11:18 PM
Just replaced the spark plug and cleaned the air filter. It is hard to start and will only idle. I have removed the carb. and cleaned with low pressure air. I have not taken the carb. apart. It seems to be a fuel delivery problem. Any suggestions, Thanks, Ted