echo pb400e no spark

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ashs inc, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 598

    hey guys first of all thanks in all the help i have received over the few posts i have posted. you have been really informative.

    I got a echo pb400e off of ebay the other day. went to the guys house picked it up. he cranked it for me. got home it worked. then next day no spark. bought a coil for it... put the new plug boot on fired right up. now no spark???? whats the deal?? any help would be appreciated.

    neil
     
  2. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 598

    restorob where are you my man...need some help here.
     
  3. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Posts: 1,533

    Hey Neil, disconnect the wires to the on/off switch and see if it will start. If it does, do it a few more times to make sure. To kill the engine, just connect the two wires together. If this works for you, then I would think that you have a bad switch.
     
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  4. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 598

    havent thought of the kill switch. i just dont understand it was working fine now no spark...makes me mad
     
  5. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Posts: 1,533

    Some switches do go bad, or the wires come loose. I know that I replace a few a year on the tanaka pack back blowers that have the toggle switch. Most of the time they will break in the closed position so that you can't turn them off. The Echo hand helds I think still have the toggles, but I think yours has the slider switch, been a while since I worked on a Echo.
    One other thing to look at are the wires for any bare spots that might rub against any metal, had an old Shinny that did that too.
    Good Luck
     
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  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,142

    Coil to armature gap adjustment still okay?
     
  7. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 598

    i have no idea what your talking about ed2hess
     

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