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problem with ECHO SRM2400SB trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GarPA, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    almost from the day I bought this machine, the handle screws keep coming loose...in a day I bet I have to stop at least 6 times to tighten the phillips screws on the handle. Was thinking of putting some lock-tite on the screws. Have you had this problem and if so how did you fix it? Their design seems flawed in that this handle supports the weight of the trimmer and the part the screw goes into is only made of plastic,,,no way that can hold over time..thanks
  2. Grass Master

    Grass Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 328

    I have never had that problem with the spit boom units and I use the power broom attachment.

    The nuts are supposed to be lock nuts which would hold very well. Maybe they are upside down or the wrong nuts.....try locktite if nothing else works.

    Good luck!
  3. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    I've got that one but don't have that problem :confused:
    I assume you mean the "D" handle that is farthest from the engine? Mine have always been tight since I've had the machine (running an edger primarily). Get new nylon insert locknuts for it and tighten them down good.
  4. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 544

    garpa, use loctite thread sealent. it is avaliable at any autoparts store..
  5. Clay

    Clay LawnSite Member
    Posts: 236

    GarPA. You're not alone!!! Mine too... :)
  6. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 529

    Ive got 2 with the D handles that are plastic on the bottom. ! is 1 year old, the other is 4 years old. Never had that problem yet. ( Knock on wood )
  7. mklawnman

    mklawnman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 634

    Agreed, get some loctite thread sealant. Had the same problem with my older 2400 straight shaft handle, we had some JD loctite stuff and just put that on the screw and screwed it back in, now the handle is always tight.
  8. Mowing Freak

    Mowing Freak LawnSite Senior Member
    from S.E. Ks
    Posts: 459

    I have 2 echo trimmers and both the handles become loose with use. On one trimmer I fixed the problem by replacing the handle with a handle from an old homelite trimmer which I like better! (the handle I mean!!)
  9. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    I have the same machine 2400 Split Boom.

    Never had any loop handle problems. Maybe they changed them since I bought one of the first split boom model years.

    Never really thought of my trimmer loop handles. I usually adjust them when I get them and they stay put for a decade or so.

    The split boom does vibrate more than my other trimmers though. Maybe this has something to do with it?

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