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Old 10-05-2006, 09:59 PM
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Howard.....I am always looking for used Echo units if you give up on them!
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:24 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, 09:04 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, 09:23 PM
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How do you get the spark arrestors out of echo stuff?

Do you have to take the muffler apart to get at it?
(21cc)
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Old 10-07-2006, 09:28 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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Old 10-07-2006, 09:35 PM
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How do you get the spark arrestors out of echo stuff?

Do you have to take the muffler apart to get at it?
(21cc)
Well, sorta, you have to remove the grey plactic cover thats over the muffler...then the 2 or 3 screws that are on the exhaust port (if you shine a flashlight right where the exhaust comes out, you can see the screen), that's where the screen is. Toss it!
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Old 10-07-2006, 09:55 PM
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Well, sorta, you have to remove the grey plactic cover thats over the muffler...then the 2 or 3 screws that are on the exhaust port (if you shine a flashlight right where the exhaust comes out, you can see the screen), that's where the screen is. Toss it!
Thanks man.... but those screws are so rusty I can even tell what head type they are.
POS...those ain't coming out of there.

Of all places a quality fastener should be used... exhaust is #1 on the list.
Never have understood why most OEM's of everything don't do this.
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Old 10-07-2006, 10:04 PM
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Thanks man.... but those screws are so rusty I can even tell what head type they are.
POS...those ain't coming out of there.

Of all places a quality fastener should be used... exhaust is #1 on the list.
Never have understood why most OEM's of everything don't do this.
Phillips head...if that don't work... a B.F.H. That's the cure to ALL THAT IRRITATES you!




B.F.H = Big FU**ING HAMMER!
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Old 10-07-2006, 10:07 PM
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Phillips head...if that don't work... a B.F.H. That's the cure to ALL THAT IRRITATES you!




B.F.H = Big FU**ING HAMMER!
Thanks... that produced a good belly-laugh

A much needed one too

My wife thinks I'm crazy now for sure though
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Old 10-07-2006, 10:21 PM
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Thanks... that produced a good belly-laugh

A much needed one too

My wife thinks I'm crazy now for sure though

Glad I could be of assistance!
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