Echo hedge trimmer

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Zed, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Zed

    Zed LawnSite Member
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    will start and idle for about 10 seconds(then dies), if any throttle given it dies immediately. Seems to be spitting gas out exhaust also....any clues or links on how to adjust carbs on these?

    Thanks
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    What model do you have and how old is it? I might as well ask if the spark arrestor has been taken out? Sometimes we move the chock back and forth until the unit gets warmed up..try that. Most of new echo units have carb adjustment...need model.
     
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sounds like the carburator needs to be rebuilt.
     
  4. Zed

    Zed LawnSite Member
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    it's the HCA-2400, about 6 years old. I really love this machine, it has been used a ton. What is the spark arrestor?
     
  5. scaper27

    scaper27 LawnSite Member
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    might need the carb cleaned
     
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Small screen in the exhaust that plugs up....throw it away if it is in there, if not we will try to help beyond that.
     
  7. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Are you "mechanically inclined?" If so then go ahead and remove the carburaetor from the engine, dissasseble and use compressed air to blow out all orfices and the like. On one of the blocks you will see a small mesh screen, remove this and shoot carburator cleaner through it; reinstall. Reassemble the carburator but before you put it back on the engine, search the sides for the manufacturer and any numbers that may be on the sides. Record these so that if the cleaning doesnt work you will have the information needed to obtain a rebuild kit for your carburator. Once done, reinstall and see how she runs.
     
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    or you could buy a new carb. echo products are famous for short lives on the zama carb it uses.
     
  9. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    A rebuild is much cheaper...
     
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    dosnt allways work . some cabs cant be rebuilt
     

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