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Is anyone else having SRM-261T carb problems?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn Enforcement FM, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 806

    Ed,

    You'll be the first one I'll call. I'll even deliver!
     
  2. mowingtowing

    mowingtowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    i had carb problems with my 261T but i located the mixture screw and fixed the problem. Nothing but power and reliability since adjustments.
     
  3. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    I Had A Carb Problem With My 261 Also Took It In To The Dealer They Told Me The Carb Was Full Of Dirt Probably From Bad Fuel.but My 210 And My Blower That Run The Same Fuel And The 210 Probably Gets Used More Run Fine. They Charge Me $30 To Clean The Carb On A Unit That Was Only 2 Months Old.
     
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    How do you get the spark arrestors out of echo stuff?

    Do you have to take the muffler apart to get at it?
    (21cc)
     
  5. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 384

    30 bucks, that sucks!

    98% of the problems anyone has with line trimmers, hedgers, edgers, blowers, is debris in the carb!

    All I can say is, don't be afraid to take the carb off and take it apart... there is maybe 7-9 parts, including screws and it's as easy as pie! I have corrected SO many problems by taking a carb apart, and just CLEANING it, it's not even funny!
     
  6. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 384

    Well, sorta, you have to remove the grey plactic cover thats over the muffler...then the 2 or 3 screws that are on the exhaust port (if you shine a flashlight right where the exhaust comes out, you can see the screen), that's where the screen is. Toss it!
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Thanks man.... but those screws are so rusty I can even tell what head type they are.
    POS...those ain't coming out of there.

    Of all places a quality fastener should be used... exhaust is #1 on the list.
    Never have understood why most OEM's of everything don't do this.
     
  8. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 384

    Phillips head...if that don't work... a B.F.H. That's the cure to ALL THAT IRRITATES you!




    B.F.H = Big FU**ING HAMMER!
     
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Thanks... that produced a good belly-laugh :laugh:

    A much needed one too :laugh:

    My wife thinks I'm crazy now for sure though :laughing:
     
  10. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 384


    :laugh: Glad I could be of assistance! :dizzy:
     

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