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Old 04-26-2010, 06:05 PM
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Echo PB 610 --- Piece of crap!

I bought a used Echo PB610 backpack blower, non-commercial use.

this thing is a "piece of shi%" seriously... I have never like Echo products, and now i know why!

It bogs down at full-thottle, very weak when it does run at full-throttle..
supposed to be a 58.2 cc Power Boost Tornado engine
"yeah right" tornado engine.
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Can anyone tell me how to get this piece of junk running like a 58.2 cc engine would run on any other blower?
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:36 PM
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Check the compression--should be in the neighborhood of 120. Pull the muffler and check on the condition of the jug and piston. Buying used is always a gamble--sometimes you win and sometimes you loose. If everything is on the up and up with the above, perform the normal service items--plug, air and fuel filter replace/clean. Then proceed with carb adjustments as needed.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:41 PM
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I bought a used Echo PB610 backpack blower, non-commercial use.

this thing is a "piece of shi%" seriously... I have never like Echo products, and now i know why!

It bogs down at full-thottle, very weak when it does run at full-throttle..
supposed to be a 58.2 cc Power Boost Tornado engine
"yeah right" tornado engine.
___________

Can anyone tell me how to get this piece of junk running like a 58.2 cc engine would run on any other blower?
I have had great luck with Echo blowers. Sounds like your spark arrestor screen could be plugged, remove it from muffler and clean.
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:31 PM
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I dont have a compression gauge, i was going to buy one not long ago but
never got around to it?
I know harborfreight has them cheap, but other than the compression..
i checked the muffler, theres not arrestor in it.. this model muffler is the same as the stihl br420's i believe..
but its already had all the basic services performed.. and the carb is brand new with the limiter caps still on the H+ and L- jets.
Ive also got the old carb that the guy took off, i was thinking of replacing it w/ the old carb just incase he tried to adjust the new one and didnt mention it.

i might just try to sell it and buy another stihl br420, love to have another Redmax8000
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:45 PM
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Die you check the exhaust port for carbon build up? Anytime an engine starts but doesn't rev up--exhaust port is the 1st thing I check.

I've had very good luck with Echo--most of it used!!
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:47 PM
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throw the spark arrestor away and get a new fuel filter
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:21 PM
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You almost can't go wrong on these units.....I get them from our dealer and rebuild them. Got to have good bearing and seals on the crank and a new carb repair kit and you are good to go. Sometimes I replace all the gaskets when it is torn apart. The bearing behind the recoil eventually goes on all these units.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:33 AM
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It might not be the most powerful unit but these things are to be expected
when buying used, probably just needs some TLC and attention, gtg.
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:13 AM
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Its got more engine power than a stihl BR420, "according" to the specs from the factory.. but isnt half as powerful..

Maybe its just the Maple Helicopter Seeds that are harder to get up than regular leaves. Quite heavy this year!
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:51 PM
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Its got more engine power than a stihl BR420, "according" to the specs from the factory.. but isnt half as powerful..

Maybe its just the Maple Helicopter Seeds that are harder to get up than regular leaves. Quite heavy this year!
There is not a bit of difference in these two units when they are running correct. I have several of both. You got a problem with the echo.
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