Can't choke the Echo.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eddie B, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
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    Messages: 859

    I'm sure it's a simple fix, but for some reason I can't fully choke one of my Echo trimmers unless I loosen the air cleaner box. I think the air filter is hitting against the choke lever inside the air box/carb assembly. What would cause this to happen? No sense in going out of the way and dropping it off at the dealer if it's a quick fix. I can't figure it out.
  2. leaflawnandlimb

    leaflawnandlimb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 198

    The little metal plate that the cover screws on to is bent in. Remove the screws that hold the carb on and swap out that plate. Be carfull to line up the carb gaskets when you reinstall.
  3. jims lawn service

    jims lawn service LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 24

    I have the same problem on my Echo backpack blower.My problem is the screw knob that holds the filter box seemed to be to long.I just shortened the screw alittle on a bench grinder.It worked for mine.
  4. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Had the same problem and noticed I put the cover on upside down. Try rotating the main cover.
  5. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    Had the same thing happen. Couldn't figure it out. Just shorten the threads on the knob.
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,558

    Leaf guy got it drop the units and cave in the metal attachment bracket. Take the plate off and straighten it out(i.e. pull the center out)!
  7. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
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    Messages: 859

    It was the metal bracket. Thanks guys.

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