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Help with echo srm 225 trimmer

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by nassa76, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. nassa76

    nassa76 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Hey guys my echo trimmer srm 225 started doing some thing wired when I pull on the string to start it , the trimmer head spins along with every pull and when It starts ,the head spins at the same speed as the engine even at idle it spins, i no it never did this before , what can I do to fix it
  2. DavidsonLandscaping

    DavidsonLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    not a expert, so i might be off, sounds like its a problem with the throttle cable. maybe still engaged
  3. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

  4. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 681

    You have burned out your clutch throw-out arms. The throw-out arms have a contact surface that looks like a brake pad, only tiny. You have worn through that and it has 'welded' itself to the clutch cup, with the friction. You will need new throw-out arms with the spring and maybe the clutch cup too if it is badly scored. I have it down to a half hour process. If this is your first time triple your time
  5. nassa76

    nassa76 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Thanks guys for a quick response , I think u are right that it is the clutch that's burnt out . will try to fix it this weekend. How much is that part gona order from Kooy brothers
  6. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 681

    Take the clutch parts with you. See what they think about the cup. $40 would cover everything

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