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Trimmer heads falling off

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by landscaper3, Sep 4, 2000.

  1. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    We bought three Echo 2601 trimmers as a alternate to our shidawas, the Echo 2601 has hardly and vibration but after trimming some of our commercial accounts and we put the trimmers back on the trimmer racks they are loose and if you pull them they pull right off. We had to replace two heads this season already they fell off while in transport to another job. We contacted Echo they siad they have heard no news of this and would keep me posted. Besides this problem we like them but are stumped on why?
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Where do they come off from? Does the threaded female part pull out of the head or what?
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Go back to the Shindaiwa's. Let us know if you find out what the problem is.
  4. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    No just the spool part falls off there is a quarter turn spool to lock it in place thats where the problem is and as far as my shindawa trimmer its MIA someone borrowed it without my permission and ran regular gas motor problem.
  5. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    Those Echo heads are junk. Just put on a different head. I get the ones that came on my Husky trimmers. They run about $17 each.
  6. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 727

    I sometimes have the same problem when my Echo spool gets lite on line. It never has that problem witha full spool of line.

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 555

    same trimmer same problem a few times tightened it up real! good and no problems for a few month (fingers crossed)
  8. BobbyBcuttin

    BobbyBcuttin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    I was haveing the same problem the best i could figure out the little notches inside the head were rounded off making it loose,replaced the head have not had any problems since
  9. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    eslawns wrote:

    "Those Echo heads are junk."

    WOW, I buy Echo because of those heads! They've gotta be the most user-friendly trouble-free heads I've ever used. (In 20+ years of commercial service.) I have had maybe 50 of these units and never once did any repair.

    I'll betcha the line is being wound the wrong direction... make sure it's wound COUNTER-CLOCKWISE when viewed from the BOTTOM.

    [Edited by Lazer on 09-06-2000 at 04:52 AM]
  10. dhenegar

    dhenegar LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    I agree with Bob go back to shindaiwa's. Can't beat em.

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