1 yo Echo Backpack - Blown Motor - Warranty?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sa1lng, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. sa1lng

    sa1lng LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    I have an Echo backpack that started to run tough and wouldn't start. The dealer says that the cylinders are scored..... so I should just buy a new one.

    When I informed the dealer (the same one I bought it from) that the blower is less than a year old and under warranty, he reluctantly told me he would contact Echo.

    That was 3 weeks ago. Any suggestions or contacts at Echo so I can get this thing going. This is a tough time of the year for us to be down 1 blower.

    Thanks in advance
  2. zman2307

    zman2307 LawnSite Senior Member
    from OR
    Messages: 328

    scored cylinder means it was run lean....either poor quality fuel or improper fuel mixture. Hardly defective equipment.....
  3. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,305

    I agree. unless the carb was set wrong when assembled, but if that was the case probably wouldn't of lasted this long.
  4. sa1lng

    sa1lng LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    It definitely has not been either run hot or lean. I personally fill all of the mixed fuel (91 octane) which is all that is carried on the trucks and Stihl oil. It has about 150 hours on it.

    It has always been tough to start, I wonder about the carb setting.

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