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Old 10-05-2006, 11:05 AM
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Is anyone else having SRM-261T carb problems?

I have a 2006 SRM-261-t. It worked flawlessly till August. It wouldn't start,so I do the basic checks, then take it to the dealer. He calls a week later and I get it back with a brand knew Carb. He said the new design of the carbs make them where they can't be fixed, They must must be replaced. A week later, the same trimmer bogs down when I pull the trigger. Drop it off and guess what, the carb if messed up again. When I pick it up he tells me echo gave him a tough time covering the repair. Ironically, my old SRM 210 works great, not a problem.
Is anyone else having simular problems with echos?
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:24 PM
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We are running several with high usage and no problem. I haven't been inside the newer carb but they sure look exactly like the ones used for the last couple years. I understand dealer not wanting to repair a carb especially in warranty but I doubt if that means they can't be repaired. Two bad carbs in a row..??
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:35 PM
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I had one with about 8 hours on it that would only run on choke. They adjusted it to have it do the same thing. They adjusted it again and imediately it would not run without choke. They then replaced the carb. I am not impressed by Echo anymore.
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:58 PM
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This is the very problem that caused me to go from Echo to Sthil. It seemed like every Echo I owned had carb trouble and I work too hard to deal with that crap.
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:05 PM
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Having problems with ours as well. I thought we were good to go with it, but now I'm very doubtfull.
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:19 PM
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Carb trouble is why we don't run Echo's.
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:37 PM
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Having problems with ours as well. I thought we were good to go with it, but now I'm very doubtfull.
Howard.....I am always looking for used Echo units if you give up on them!
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Old 10-06-2006, 09:24 AM
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i had carb problems with my 261T but i located the mixture screw and fixed the problem. Nothing but power and reliability since adjustments.
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Old 10-07-2006, 10:04 PM
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I Had A Carb Problem With My 261 Also Took It In To The Dealer They Told Me The Carb Was Full Of Dirt Probably From Bad Fuel.but My 210 And My Blower That Run The Same Fuel And The 210 Probably Gets Used More Run Fine. They Charge Me $30 To Clean The Carb On A Unit That Was Only 2 Months Old.
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Old 10-07-2006, 10:28 PM
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I Had A Carb Problem With My 261 Also Took It In To The Dealer They Told Me The Carb Was Full Of Dirt Probably From Bad Fuel.but My 210 And My Blower That Run The Same Fuel And The 210 Probably Gets Used More Run Fine. They Charge Me $30 To Clean The Carb On A Unit That Was Only 2All I can say is...don't be afraid to take the Months Old.
30 bucks, that sucks!

98% of the problems anyone has with line trimmers, hedgers, edgers, blowers, is debris in the carb!

All I can say is, don't be afraid to take the carb off and take it apart... there is maybe 7-9 parts, including screws and it's as easy as pie! I have corrected SO many problems by taking a carb apart, and just CLEANING it, it's not even funny!
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