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Old 07-15-2011, 08:50 AM
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echo 651 blower

i have one echo 651H blower that i put a new carb on since the old one went bad. It was running fine for about 2 days then the throttle arm would move on its own and rev up and down but only while it was idling. I took it in and they say the coil was bad. I replace that and it only ran for a day and crapped out again.

Now it will barely run on idle.

It has a new plug, clean fuel/air filters, etc.. Also the exhause port is clean.

Any ideas?
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:05 AM
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So it won't start? Your first problem was likely a cable routing problem if it sped up when you moved the arm up/down. Probably didn't need a new carb but do you have spark?
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:09 PM
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i checked the cable and it moves freely with the new carb. the old one was binding up in the carb. I am getting spark, but it seems like it wants to foul the plug out when i crank it now and wont even pop when i try to crank it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:26 PM
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Those carb have two adjustment needles.......they are down in a hole and covered with plastic plugs. You have to get those out then adjust the low end needle. Dealer can get the plugs out...
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:30 PM
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Lets just say I've had my experiences with this coil issue you speak of...

I would recommend going behind those mechanics and pulling the unit apart
down to the coil, once you get to that you'll want to check the coil gap and
make sure they tightened both screws on good...

Because I am suspecting they may not have tightened it back on right,
so that's why it ran a day or two until it worked itself loose, and it's only
a suspicion but that's the direction I would be checking if that were my blower.

Obviously, while you're in there check that the electrical wires are (still) hooked up,
in the end it could be as simple as a wire having worked itself loose, too.

Peace out, and good luck
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:50 AM
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i checked the coil and it was gapped correctly as i used a business card to check.
as of now i can only get it to stay running on low idle on choke only.

I replaced the plug, fuel lines,fuel filter,vent, air cleaner ,etc..
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:23 PM
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Can you pull the recoil and check if the crank seal is still in place. If so then simply adjust that carb assuming exhaust ports are clean.
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:24 PM
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where would i be looking for the crank seal? my carb doesnt have any adjustment screws on it. I have tried the hot screw adjuster tool trick and found now screws anywhere so far. Also, the ports are all clean as well as the muffler screen.
i can get it to someone want to rev up but if it comes off choke it will die out and only idle with it on.
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