What happened to my echo pb-500t

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Jaxscaper904, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Jaxscaper904

    Jaxscaper904 LawnSite Member
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    I was out blowing yesterday then all of the sudden I hear a major rattle then the blower just quit the pull string is locked sounded like a piston ring to me I'm wondering if it can be fixed
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  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Probably not worth it. The cylinder is likely scored. Cost of a jug, piston and rings usually out weighs replacement cost.
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  3. Jaxscaper904

    Jaxscaper904 LawnSite Member
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    That's what I thought I got it from a friend of mine who had it who never changed anything for 2 years til I got it so I knew it wouldn't be long
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  4. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sorry to hear that, Patriot is right.

    My PB-500H has been going on 3 years without any issues.
     
  5. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sure you didnt put str8 gas in it.
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  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    try a red max next. I havent had great luck with their trimmers but the backpack will not quit.
     
  7. Jaxscaper904

    Jaxscaper904 LawnSite Member
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    No str8 gas and I always run fresh gas this thing had carb issues from the start always had to run wot to keep it running I've heard good things about redmax but they are in not in the market in my area all echo stihl husqvarna shindaiwa
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  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    try a shindy next. yes we have NO redmax dealers here anymore!
     
  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you want Redmax and have no dealers, the big Husqvarna blowers are just re-badged Redmax. There seem to be more Husky dealers.
     
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    It can be fixed but you have to do the work. I had a 620 that cracked a ring just last week. It did not damage the cyclinder significantly. I raid the dump for parts and have a piston. I will put in bearings, rings, and seals and gaskets and $33 will cover the stuff. There are tons of good parts at dealer because to get units in that people put raw gas in and then just trash them. All the bearings and seals are fine. Good ole two strokes.
     

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