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Old 09-21-2006, 12:40 AM
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Echo PB 650

Hey guys. I've got the pb650 backpack blower, i think the newer model is the 651, but same thing pretty much. The recoil string broke, and I can't get recoil thing strung back up. Anyone got any tips or suggestions on how to get it to catch and retract like it should be? Thanks!
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:38 AM
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Without going into a long discourse, go to www.echo-usa.com, click on parts lookup, then enter your model as pb-650 then you can select the proper serial number range. From there you can look at the recoil start and see the orientation of parts for repair.

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Old 09-21-2006, 01:17 PM
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I have never been able to re-string the coil from the 650. I have put much effort and time, and always a no-go. Call me lazy, but I just buy a new assembly. The $15 is well worth my frustrations!

so that is my suggestion....buy a new assembly....
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Old 09-21-2006, 01:49 PM
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Do not waste your time trying to do that. BUY A NEW pull kit..
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:03 PM
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If the recoil spring is OK, it's a 5 minute job.

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Old 09-21-2006, 10:08 PM
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If you are going to run these high compression engines you might want to learn how to put on a new starter rope. These monsters use about 2 or 3 a year if you really use them. Go watch the shop do it once and you will never need help.
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:41 AM
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make sure you check the white plastic piece that the cord wraps around. I've had several that have broken on me ( I'm talking about the nubs that dogs grab.) My friendly neighborhood Echo dealer has replaced them free of charge.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:53 PM
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I have the same problem, I think what you need to do for the pb650 is put as much line as you can spool in. screw the thing back together all spooled up then pull a bit of the cord out and cut it off and retie it to the handle. This is the only way I can come up with to put it back together without having the pull cord hang limp for a few inches.
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:56 PM
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without serial #'s to go on, the 650 had a "rebound" issue. When the blower was stopped, the compression rebounded against the starter & turned it backwards. Echo has a new starter kit to fix this. If it's under the two year warranty, it's replaced free
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