Echo PB601 running bad

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by dwc, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have had this blower for not quite 2 years so it should still be under warranty but I was using it today and all the sudden it just died like it was out of gas then it was hard to start back up. Now it does not want to rev up after it idles and if you do idle it up it will act like the low end of the carb needs adjustment then die. I tried adjusting the low end screw but nothing that I did helped any at all. Is there anything simple this might be or could it be a gasket or something?
    thanks
    dwc :blob3:
     
  2. JR Lawns

    JR Lawns LawnSite Member
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    I have an echo pb-2100 that does the same thing.. It will idle, but you try to rev it up it will just die, or not rev at all and start running really rough..
     
  3. JR Lawns

    JR Lawns LawnSite Member
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    DWC... I have been doing some searches on this problem.. It looks like the exhaust could be clogged.. I am going ti pull my muffler off tomrrow and check the spark arrestor.. A lot of people have said to clean that and all should be fine..
     
  4. NCSERVICE

    NCSERVICE LawnSite Member
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    You can pop that screen out with out taking anything apart. burn it with a solder torch to clean it and pop it back in.
     
  5. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I will give that a try and see what happens. I know other 2 cycle stuff I have got clogged and ran bad.

    dwc
     
  6. JR Lawns

    JR Lawns LawnSite Member
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    I cleaned the screen.. Blower runs great now! Night and day diffrence.
     
  7. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I took the screen out and it was clean as it could be then I noticed the gas tank was starting to colapse and found out the gas cap to it and my hedge trimmers had got switched and the cap that was on there did not have a vent so it made the tank collapse. Runs great now.
    dwc
     

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