Echo pe-200 problems

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Shawn's Lawn, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. Shawn's Lawn

    Shawn's Lawn LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 40

    Hello, I have an echo pe-200 edger.. I bough tit used so I do not know ny facts on it.

    Problem: when it gets hot it does not want to restart until an hour later when it is cooled down.

    Ive read on here it may be the coil but I want to know where to start on replacing parts.

    thanks shawn
     
  2. heybruck34

    heybruck34 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 300

    I had a PE-200 for about a month and it was a dog. It took forever to start and it didn't have the power. I took it back to the dealer and they rebuilt the carburetor and it seemed to run better. Sorry I can't help you with your specific problem.

    Traded mine in for a Stihl 85 and love it. Took a 15% hit and it was worth every cent.
     
  3. NCSERVICE

    NCSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    I would check the compression while its cold, and then again while its hot, if they are close or the same its your coil.
     
  4. Shawn's Lawn

    Shawn's Lawn LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 40

    How would I check for compression? ive always wanted to know how to do this....

    thanks shawn
     
  5. NCSERVICE

    NCSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    you can get a good compression gauge from sears. You screw the gauge into the spark plug hole, hold the throttle wide open and pull the unit over around 5 times. it will tell you the compression. normally you do not want to see a 2 stroke with less than a 100psi
     
  6. Shawn's Lawn

    Shawn's Lawn LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 40

    great thanks for everyones help...
     

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