Echo backpack blower problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by nmf392, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. nmf392

    nmf392 LawnSite Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 17

    Started my blower up for the first time last week and idles fine, but when you give it gas it bogs down and doesn't clear itself. The spark plug was fine, but the air filter encasement was dripping with gas. I tinkered with rich/lean controls but no avail. When I stored it this winter I put fuel stabilizer and gas premixed into the tank, just to let you know. Any advice?
    Thanks for your help
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,203

    Be sure there is not spark arrestor in the muffler first. Then be sure the fuel filter is clean and try running without air filter. I would start with fresh mix of oil mix What model are we dealing with and age?
  3. spoolinaround

    spoolinaround LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 331

    that is the first thing I do to my blowers! another LCO I am friends with had 4-5 new stihl's start bogging down during the middle of the season and couldnt figure it out until I came by with my needle nose pliers and pulled them out
  4. nmf392

    nmf392 LawnSite Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 17

    eh2hess, thanks it was the spark arrestor

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