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Old 10-19-2012, 09:29 AM
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Echo SHC 265 Hedge Trimmer plastic sleeve

I have an Echo SHC 265 hedge trimmer with the angled shaft (not articulating). It has this flexible plastic insert/sleeve in the shaft that houses the flexible drive shaft. I had one break part and go bad...... the replacement one keeps coming loose and spinning inside the shaft instead of staying in place. My mower shop guys tried to fix it but it didn't work.

There is plenty of high temp grease packed in there. Is there a certain way to install this plastic sleeve? Are there any common problems with this part?

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:24 AM
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Maybe your grease viscosity is too high causing drag and eventually over-forcing the liner to spin.

Remove the sleeve, clean the pipe and wash with gas, re-insert the clean sleeve and lubricate only the center with low viscosity oil. Once the cable is "broken-in" you may switch back to shaft grease, check your user manual for the correct type.
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