Carb issues. Need advice.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stevenf, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    I have an echo backpack blower that started to die if I pushed it to full throttle (Which was the reason someone gave it to me)
    I flushed out the air filter(let it dry), and I took off the carb and flushed it out with carb cleaner. After I did that it worked perfect. Well, about two weeks later it started doing almost the same thing but this time is doesnt shut off. If I have the throttle switch 1-2cm away from "full throttle" its fine, But as soon as I go full throttle, it still runs but looses a ton of power. Another thing I noticed is, even 2cm away from full throttle, It doesnt have as much power as it did once the throttle is moved forward even the slightest bit. Any Ideas?
  2. Nukeman 7

    Nukeman 7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Did you try removing the spark arrestor screen from the muffler? It kinda sounds like the carburetor is still the culprit. You may want to disassemble it and clean it out again. Also, check for debris in the fuel filter and try a fresh batch of fuel mix.

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