New Echo SRM280S whirring sound?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Mr. Magpie, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Mr. Magpie

    Mr. Magpie LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey Fellas, after 5 years, I decided to get a new line trimmer. Replaced my old SRM 280S with a new one. Question is, is it normal for it to be making an intermittent whirring/whining sound from the gearbox? Mainly at low RPMs.

    This is the same exact sound that my old one started making after 5 years, but this one is doing it already!

    There is gray grease in there from the factory, I checked. So, is this normal? What should I do?

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