Echo PAS-266 revving up

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by LLCllc, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. LLCllc

    LLCllc LawnSite Member
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    I have an echo pas-266 (s/n t44312001696) that has an rpm issue. After about 5 min. of use, its revs up real high. Sounds like it an r/c engine that is lean. I can let off the throttle and it will return to normal, but will rev back up within 30 sec of getting back on the throttle.
  2. LLCllc

    LLCllc LawnSite Member
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    Oh yea, it happens with the straight shaft edger attachment or the articulating hedge trimmer attachment.
  3. spydahead

    spydahead LawnSite Member
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    Sounds like you have a air leak, make sure everything is tight carb,manifold,ect, then start looking for split hoses, be careful because
    what ever it is, its causing a very lean condition and if you keep runn'in
    it, its go'na melt that piston eventually.
  4. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    Probably either a crack in a fuel line or possibly the primer bulb, also could be the carburetor-to-intake gasket or... Something as dumb and simple as the nuts that hold the carburetor could need tightening up a bit. Not sure if a loose spark plug could cause this, but all this and more is certainly worth checking into as I agree with the air leak analysis.
  5. LLCllc

    LLCllc LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the quick replies. I will check all of that this weekend.

    I did remember something else that is probably significant; The primer bulb is slow to refill/return to normal shape after pressing it. Is this a problem with one of the diaphragm valves not operating properly?
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    How old is this unit?
  7. LLCllc

    LLCllc LawnSite Member
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    About 2yrs old
  8. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well, if all else fails one could always replace the carburetor but I order primer bulbs by the 12-pack as I replace them frequently.

    Not saying that's going to solve the problem, but fuel lines and primer bulb are first for me.
    Especially surging...

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