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Old 09-04-2000, 11:40 PM
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We bought three Echo 2601 trimmers as a alternate to our shidawas, the Echo 2601 has hardly and vibration but after trimming some of our commercial accounts and we put the trimmers back on the trimmer racks they are loose and if you pull them they pull right off. We had to replace two heads this season already they fell off while in transport to another job. We contacted Echo they siad they have heard no news of this and would keep me posted. Besides this problem we like them but are stumped on why?
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Old 09-05-2000, 12:06 AM
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Where do they come off from? Does the threaded female part pull out of the head or what?
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Old 09-05-2000, 12:16 AM
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Go back to the Shindaiwa's. Let us know if you find out what the problem is.
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Old 09-05-2000, 12:20 AM
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No just the spool part falls off there is a quarter turn spool to lock it in place thats where the problem is and as far as my shindawa trimmer its MIA someone borrowed it without my permission and ran regular gas motor problem.
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Old 09-05-2000, 02:42 AM
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Those Echo heads are junk. Just put on a different head. I get the ones that came on my Husky trimmers. They run about $17 each.
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Old 09-05-2000, 11:46 PM
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I sometimes have the same problem when my Echo spool gets lite on line. It never has that problem witha full spool of line.
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Old 09-05-2000, 11:48 PM
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same trimmer same problem a few times tightened it up real! good and no problems for a few month (fingers crossed)
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Old 09-06-2000, 12:21 AM
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trimmer heads

I was haveing the same problem the best i could figure out the little notches inside the head were rounded off making it loose,replaced the head have not had any problems since
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Old 09-06-2000, 01:49 AM
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eslawns wrote:

"Those Echo heads are junk."

WOW, I buy Echo because of those heads! They've gotta be the most user-friendly trouble-free heads I've ever used. (In 20+ years of commercial service.) I have had maybe 50 of these units and never once did any repair.




I'll betcha the line is being wound the wrong direction... make sure it's wound COUNTER-CLOCKWISE when viewed from the BOTTOM.

[Edited by Lazer on 09-06-2000 at 04:52 AM]
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Old 09-06-2000, 04:29 AM
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I agree with Bob go back to shindaiwa's. Can't beat em.
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