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Old 06-16-2013, 02:00 PM
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Echo Hedge Trimmer

Recently started to die for about the first minute or so and then ran fine. Pulled the plug today after it sat for about a week and it was dripping with fuel. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:25 PM
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What is the model of the hedge trimmer?
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:55 PM
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HC 200. With the spark plug cleaned and dry of gas, it started normally and didn't die during warm up.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:43 PM
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Anyone have an answer?
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:47 PM
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Pressure is building up in the fuel tank. Try leaving the cap loosened a tad when storing. The real culprit is the carb/diaphragm, will be needin' a rebuild eventually.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:54 PM
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Pressure is building up in the fuel tank. Try leaving the cap loosened a tad when storing. The real culprit is the carb/diaphragm, will be needin' a rebuild eventually.
Thanks! We'll give it a try.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:42 PM
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So what is the problem...it starts and runs fine after warm up what do you expect Turn the gas needles a little bit CW.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:52 PM
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So what is the problem...it starts and runs fine after warm up what do you expect Turn the gas needles a little bit CW.
Sometimes when a machine runs like it is supposed to, that can be a bit of a shock to the end user.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:00 AM
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esp if its an echo
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:22 PM
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The problem is it starts and stall several times before it will run properly. After sitting for a week or so, the spark plug is dripping wet. If the plug is dried, it starts normally and doesn't die once. This morning I noticed the primer pump bulb is split wide open. Not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. I agree it's not a major problem but having to start the thing a half dozen times or so is not normal nor fun. Thanks for the help.
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