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Old 05-04-2013, 08:20 AM
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new echo being stupid

last echo I got worked great. one pull on choke and it popes. one pull without choke and it was ready to go.

this new one. does not start easy at all for a new trimmer. have to give full throttle with choke. then when I do get it going I have to stand there holding the throttle till the trimmer gets going and stops missing. it also seems to be burning gas like crazy.

its like this every single time I get out of the truck.

shop says spa changed laws and the new 225s are just like that. I think they are giving me a load.

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Old 05-04-2013, 08:33 AM
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Spark plug gap.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:06 PM
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My Echo dealer says about 1 in 5 Echo trimmers need the carb adjusted...as it left the factory out of adjustment.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:00 PM
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plug is burnt white and covered on oil
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:39 PM
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White plug is a lean carb. They probably ship them lean from the factory to meet epa specs. Having to choke it to start is a clue.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:04 PM
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dont buy echo -its junk
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:05 AM
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flash the choke a few times while holding it full throttle in a few seconds it will be running correctly, if not the carb needs readjustment. The EPA rules have all 2 cycle equipment running as lean as possible and most are a little cold blooded. flashing the choke as you hold it full throttle will get it to got full throttle quickly. It usually takes about 5 choke flashes.

start the unit, go full throttle, hit the choke lever immediately for a split second, then off choke right away, wait 2 seconds still holding full throttle, and then do it again. repeat those steps until the units is stable at full throttle.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:08 AM
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Either you need to remove the plugs and adjust the carb, or take it to a shop and have it done. White plug is LEAN. Won't last long as is.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:22 AM
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running lean makes sense. how do I adjust it? I assume there's an adjustment acre like all other carbs?
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:24 AM
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It is new yeah? Take it to the dealer and have it serviced.
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