Echo blower problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by MikeKle, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,253

    I have a Echo PB200 handheld blower, around 3 yrs. old. I went to fire it up last week and it ran fine, but at full throttle it wants to stall, but it idles fine, I checked the air filter,it was clean, I replaced the fuel filter,no luck, so I took the carb apart and cleaned it and it is still doing this.Anyone have any suggestions? This same scenario happened a couple years ago with a cheap trimmer my grandparents wanted me to fix.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    spark plug, maybe a clogged exhaust port.

    To replace the fuel filter get one of those metal pole flaggots like the kind you use to mark sprinkler heads, it's the thin metal pole you want... A coat hanger would likely work but it's thicker and harder to work with... Anyhow get a needle nose pliers or vise grips and bend the very end of that straight piece of wire into a small L. Now you can 'fish' the filter out of the tank with that.
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,812

    Have you cleaned your exhaust port? :waving:
  4. johnp900

    johnp900 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    have you tried to adjust the carburetor?
  5. carriedrewdog

    carriedrewdog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    Could be the rubber diaphragms in the carb have hardened and need to be replaced.
  6. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    Check exhaust and muffler for carbon buildup.
  7. LCPullman

    LCPullman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    Number One: check the exhaust port and the muffler for carbon build up.
    If thats not the problem, the carb needs to be rebuilt.

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