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Old 05-10-2005, 09:53 AM
sodgod sodgod is offline
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Echo SRM-210 problem, help?!

I'm having a problem with my echo trimmer. It idols fine put when i use it it runs at low throtal for a bit but then it just doesn't want to run high throtal. I pull the trigger but it just makes a low grrrrr sound and wants to shut off. Like i said it idols fine but as soon as i try and give it gas it just wants to give up it seems. Whats going on? can anyone help me out on this one. I've tried a few things and i'm gettin a little pissed off that nothing seems to work.
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Old 05-10-2005, 10:11 AM
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Does it always do this, or only when cold. You could try and feather the choke on and off and see if that helps. Otherwise, try and adjust the carb a little bit, and see how it runs at higher rpm's. Let me know how it comes out.
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Old 05-10-2005, 12:59 PM
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clean your spark arrestor screen on the muffler. A lot of times, this is clogged and won't let the exhaust out at a sufficient pace causing the sluggish run

check your spark plug and gapping

check your fuel filter in the tank to make sure it isn't dirty

clean your air filter

All these things need to be done ona regular basis to keep your trimmer working in optimal condition
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Old 05-10-2005, 04:48 PM
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had the same prob w/ my 210, just sent it in for a tune up, good as new. This was it's 1st tune up since i got it so it was due. All the tune includes was what was mentioned already.

On another note, what kind of heads do you guys use on ur trimmers, i just got a new spool for mine now the head is shot. Is there anythin easier than the traditional echo bump heads?
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:36 PM
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What type of gas are you using? Echo's are picky, 87 octane can foul up the carb.
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Old 05-11-2005, 09:57 PM
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Thats what all my equipment did after a couple months use and it turned out to be the spark arrester that was plugged up ....I would check that first
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Old 05-11-2005, 10:06 PM
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Happened to me twice before with my echo trimmer and I took it in both times. The guy told me that the exhaust was really dirty and needed to be cleaned out. If I were you I would try to clean the exhaust really well. If thats not it, take it in for a tuneup. It cost me about 40 bucks but they fixed that, plus gave it a tune up and it ran great. good luck
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Old 05-11-2005, 11:02 PM
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My 210 was doing the same thing towards the end of the season last year. Cleaned the arrestor and started using Oregon's "Only One" oil mix. When mixing this oil it is good for all ratio's, it's synthetic. Haven't had a problem with any of my 2-cycle stuff since, in fact they run better.

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