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Old 07-14-2012, 04:48 PM
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I am the shop !
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" But let me tell you something ,folks: You can't fix stupid! There's not a pill you can take, there's not a class you can go to. Stupid is forever!"

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Old 07-14-2012, 05:23 PM
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I am the shop !
Actually, I have been too for 3 other commercial guys for about 4 years now. I really try hard to help the guys make good economic decisions on repairing equip vs replacement. One of my guys runs Shindaiwa 270's and will do about anything to keep them going.

Since I'm just a part timer in maint., I have an understanding with the guys that if I cannot fix it--there's no charge. Obviously, if these Echo 210's belonged to someone else, I would have put new carbs on them long ago, and that's what it's going to take to get these back in action.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:06 PM
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Well folks I GOT IT RUNNING!!!! For about 20-30 minutes that is. The recoil starter didn't actually break, the spring just got bent up a little odd. I bent it back into shape and wound it back up and got it all back together. Yanked it and the darn thing fired right up!!

It was running a little rough at first. Seemed like I needed to raise the idle speed a bit so I adjusted the screw. I let it warm up, and went ahead and trimmed my whole yard. It seemed like the RPM never would get as high as before even at WOT. But with me having the entire engine torn apart, who knows what changed since before I started all this work.

After it was hot and I had used it awhile, it was apparent the idle speed was way too high. So I tried dropping it back down again, but let it go too low and the thing died.

NOW.... I can't get it started again!!!! Whyyyyyyyyyy :

I don't know what's up with the crazy thing. Ran great for half an hour and now back to its old stubborn self again.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:15 AM
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It was saying farewell and got to enjoy a final trimming with you.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:45 AM
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A low grade trimmer with intermittent issues...
Stop the presses...what a great surprise...
Take what it gives you...and be thankful...
Amazing...over 70 posts on a disposable trimmer...
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:02 PM
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A low grade trimmer with intermittent issues...
Stop the presses...what a great surprise...
Take what it gives you...and be thankful...
Amazing...over 70 posts on a disposable trimmer...
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But its a good piece for the kid to learn on. I learned as a kid on stuff I scavenged. Not everybody is born with a silver SnapOn ratchet in their mouth.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:33 PM
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But its a good piece for the kid to learn on. I learned as a kid on stuff I scavenged. Not everybody is born with a silver SnapOn ratchet in their mouth.
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I guess you're right...I also taught myself how to work on 2 strokes..and made a few bucks fixin discards from a local mower shop..
We didn't have no internet or cell phones back then...and second opinions were hard to come by...me and Dutch had to make our own pistons from old tuna cans...and rings from box staples...things sure have come a long way...
I would rather have been born with the silverspoon...than the silver ratchet...
Look a all the fun I would have missed...
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:29 PM
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A low grade trimmer with intermittent issues...
Stop the presses...what a great surprise...
Take what it gives you...and be thankful...
Amazing...over 70 posts on a disposable trimmer...
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Man who cares, these 70 posts have helped me out, and isn't that what internet forums are about?

Anyway, the thing has decided to start running again. I don't get it but who cares I'm just glad the thing is running. From now on I'll be storing it with an empty fuel tank inside my garage instead of outside in the storage lean-to. Many thanks to all who posted and tried to help me out on this, it is greatly appreciated.

I consider Echo consumer trimmers to be mid-grade. The sub-$100 ones all with crappy reviews are the "low-grade" ones.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:40 PM
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Man who cares, these 70 posts have helped me out, and isn't that what internet forums are about?

Anyway, the thing has decided to start running again. I don't get it but who cares I'm just glad the thing is running. From now on I'll be storing it with an empty fuel tank inside my garage instead of outside in the storage lean-to. Many thanks to all who posted and tried to help me out on this, it is greatly appreciated.

I consider Echo consumer trimmers to be mid-grade. The sub-$100 ones all with crappy reviews are the "low-grade" ones.
Another small engine mechanic is born....Happy Birthday....
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:23 PM
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heh my late grandfather tried to teach me when I was 12 or 13 back in 92-93. Gave me some books to read and stuff, but I never really got into it. Wasn't until I was about 18-19 I really started getting interested in auto mechanics and working on my own car. Been doing that for nearly 15 years now. Even more odd is that I have never taken any sort of mechanics' class, ever.
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