Echo Trimmer & Edger?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by jeffchis, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. jeffchis

    jeffchis LawnSite Member
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    I have a 2yr old edger and trimmer and the edger is shooting gas/oil out the muffler.....what could be the issue here? Also, neither of these units is starting worth a crap....takes forever to get them going and then when I hit the throttle they love to choke out on me. I have changed the gas filter, air filter and spark plugs, but still are running the same. Any help would be great without having to spend over $200 to get them serviced.....:hammerhead:
     
  2. fly-4-fun

    fly-4-fun LawnSite Member
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    Sounds like you need to rebuild the carbs on the units.
     
  3. jeffchis

    jeffchis LawnSite Member
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    Yikes.....Couldn't I just buy new equipment for about the same price as having someone build new carbs then?
     
  4. fly-4-fun

    fly-4-fun LawnSite Member
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    You can, but for about 25.00 you can buy the rebuild kits and install them yourself.
     
  5. D & J Lawn Care

    D & J Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    i had the exact problem my echo hedge trimmer 1 year old and my second edger 6 months i switch all the lines ,filter spark ,switch , cleaned the screen in the muffler ,then i figured it out my oil i've been using Husgv.oil mix for years and switch to echo oil and only filled empty cans and measured oil and now runs great i think their carbs are real senstive to the oil ratio
     
  6. Jay74

    Jay74 LawnSite Member
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    Rebuild the carb! Have a technician make sure the check valves in the carb are working properly... if not you will need a new carb.

    Jason
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    You should not need a carb rebuild at 2 years, and the kit only cost a few dollars and a child could rebuild the carb. I don't understand oil coming out of the muffler? I assume you have the spark arrestor out? What is the unit doing?
     
  8. Jay74

    Jay74 LawnSite Member
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    The diaphragm on the float side is stiff holding the float needle down. Don't make comments unless you know what you're talking about Hess. I have seen too many carbs that need rebuilds after just one year.
     
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I never seen that problem usually it is the alum. nub that wears down and doesn't let enough fuel into the unit. But learning new things is what this is all about on lawnsite I'll concede to your expertise.
     

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