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Echo srm261 high torque

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cajuncutters, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. cajuncutters

    cajuncutters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Every morning i have to pull this weedeater at least 20 times to start it. Been like this since i bought this item. Any help what to do to stop this problem.*trucewhiteflag*
  2. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,157

    How old is the unit ,Take it back to the dealer if its under warranty.
  3. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    mine does the same thing...have to fiddle around with the choke and throttle...this is what i usually do. prime the heck out of it, put it in half choke posistion (sometimes full) , hold the trigger down, and keep cranking. usually will start in 5-6 pulls like that.
  4. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    What gas oil mix are you using?

    Try 89 + octane and good Echo or comparable oil...it DOES make a big difference!

    We use only premium gas and Echo oil and never have any hand held problems.
  5. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,828

    This is exactly why I stopped running Echo's.
  6. Josh.S

    Josh.S LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,085

    Buy a Stihl, both of mine start within 3 pulls (or less) every day without sinking one more penny in them than the initial purchase...
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,200

    You have a carb adjustment.......things change from warm to cold weather. These units are not a one pull start....only had one unit that did start on one pull a T270, even in year two, three and four.

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