new echo being stupid

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by birddseedd, May 4, 2013.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    last echo I got worked great. one pull on choke and it popes. one pull without choke and it was ready to go.

    this new one. does not start easy at all for a new trimmer. have to give full throttle with choke. then when I do get it going I have to stand there holding the throttle till the trimmer gets going and stops missing. it also seems to be burning gas like crazy.

    its like this every single time I get out of the truck.

    shop says spa changed laws and the new 225s are just like that. I think they are giving me a load.

    your opinion?
  2. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    Spark plug gap.
  3. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    My Echo dealer says about 1 in 5 Echo trimmers need the carb it left the factory out of adjustment.
    Good luck.
  4. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    plug is burnt white and covered on oil
  5. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    White plug is a lean carb. They probably ship them lean from the factory to meet epa specs. Having to choke it to start is a clue.
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    dont buy echo -its junk
  7. Frankee

    Frankee LawnSite Member
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    flash the choke a few times while holding it full throttle in a few seconds it will be running correctly, if not the carb needs readjustment. The EPA rules have all 2 cycle equipment running as lean as possible and most are a little cold blooded. flashing the choke as you hold it full throttle will get it to got full throttle quickly. It usually takes about 5 choke flashes.

    start the unit, go full throttle, hit the choke lever immediately for a split second, then off choke right away, wait 2 seconds still holding full throttle, and then do it again. repeat those steps until the units is stable at full throttle.
  8. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Either you need to remove the plugs and adjust the carb, or take it to a shop and have it done. White plug is LEAN. Won't last long as is.
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  9. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    running lean makes sense. how do I adjust it? I assume there's an adjustment acre like all other carbs?
  10. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It is new yeah? Take it to the dealer and have it serviced.
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