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Old 05-26-2012, 06:32 PM
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Echo 225 trimmer dies when edging?

I have a new echo 225 trimmer that runs great but if I turn sideways to edge with half tank of fuel or less it dies after edging 5-10'. With a full tank it does fine. Anybody know an easy fix or is it a known problem with this trimmer?
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:35 PM
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You might have to change the in tank fuel filter position, or put a new one in.

If the carb has a air leak and you spray choke cleaner on it it will die....
Might be a broke gasket on the carb, or maybe primer bulb is bad.

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Old 05-26-2012, 06:46 PM
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When the problem occurs theres no fuel in the primer bulb. Also just looked and fuel line/filter is on right side of tank. When I edge I rotate the trimmer to the left.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:49 PM
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Guess I may try moving line/filter to left side of tank close to the fill hole
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:50 PM
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Keep the tank full........


If the filter has no gas around it when you rotate the trimmer it will die....or
There may be an air leak in the fuel system.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:10 PM
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I had problem with my Shindaiwa. Get two 1/4" nut, remove the gas filter, thread the two nuts through and put the filter back. The nuts serve as dead weight to weight down the filter.

Your fuel hose must be too short or something.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:17 PM
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Are you talking about a straight shaft or curved one? I just got 225 straight shaft and I have not had any problems with it. The curved shaft I notice it bogs down when trying to edge.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:22 PM
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When the problem occurs theres no fuel in the primer bulb. Also just looked and fuel line/filter is on right side of tank. When I edge I rotate the trimmer to the left.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:24 PM
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Sorry about repeat above, its a straight shaft
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:36 PM
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We would call them clunkers in the r/c world. If your r/c car would land on it's lid, the clunker would fall to the top of the tank. Once flipped back over, it drops to the bottom. It does this to prevent shut off or fuel starvation. Alan has the correct answer.
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