Echo 280T problem

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kietsterz, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. kietsterz

    kietsterz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I have always using echo products. My echo 280t keep shut off on me. I have replace the short block but they still have the same problem. I think it is the carb problem but do not know how to adjust it. Would you guy help me out with this matter. Thank you.:cry:
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    It could be several things. A likely culprit for these machines? (I have several Echos) The fuel cap isn't venting enough. It may need a different type of cap (venting). I've seen this several times.
  3. pressley10r

    pressley10r LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 101

    My echos frequently have carb probs, I would look into that first
  4. Thunderhead

    Thunderhead LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    It could also be the ignition coil, or something electrical. I think it carries a lifetime warranty though. I'm no mechanic but we do need more information from you...
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,561

    These echo units have vents on them and seldom fail in this manner. The carb has two adjusment needles and both are coverec with a plastic cap down in a hole that you can hardle see into. I take mine to dealer to get those out but have ordered the tool and will post picture when I get it. Does teh unit die in all positions ore whe you rotate it? What happened to warrant a short block? Unfortunately this model didn't have good enough filters and dust is causing ring failures.
  6. kietsterz

    kietsterz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Look like the unit run good when it's not hot. After two or three house, the unit just shut down. And then a little while later the machine running good again. Thanks for the info guy.
  7. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,443

    What you're describing sounds like a coil problem.
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    magneto ignition module

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