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Blower getting too much gas

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by PTP, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,381

    I have an Echo PB-602 blower.

    A couple of days ago, an employee put regular instead of mixed gas in it. Of course, the piston siezed. It did not sieze bad and I got it turning over really good now. The problem is that it is getting an excessive amount of fuel now. When I pull the rope with the plug out, I can see fuel splashing around in the cylinder. I took the carb off and cleaned it all out - I didn't see anything that would cause it to malfunction.

    Any ideas?

    I know that it is getting spark - I saw it.
  2. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,345

    The piston rings will probly need to be replaced and the cylinder bored out.
  3. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,381

    The rings are okay. I had the thing apart and looked at them. There was just a small part of the piston that started to melt. They cylinder was not scratched.

    I fixed the problem though. I took the carb off again and gave it a pull and it started - with the carb off. Somehow there was excessive fuel in there - maybe combined with the penetrating oil that I used. After it stopped running, I put the carb back on and no problems.

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