Echo Bp Blower Seizure

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Timbo, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. Timbo

    Timbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Has anyone had problems with their BP blowers engine just seizing up and stopping. I have a new Echo. I was doing leaf removal the other day and my blower just stopped. I thought maybe it was clogged with leaves but it isn't. The 2-cycle mix seems to be fine but maybe I should be trying a different brand. I use Pro-mix now. Hopefully the blower is still under warranty, it is less then a year old.
  2. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    It should be under warranty. Are you the only one using it? Reason I ask is that when I first started out, I had a partner. He added regular gas to a lawn boy, trimmer and blower. Locked them all up. He refused to buy new, so I told all my customers I was on my own and they signed with me.
  3. Timbo

    Timbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Yes, I am the only one using the blower. I've just never seen that happen before.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,381

    When a unit seizes-up like you describe - immediately take the plug out and pour in straight two cycle oil. Then take off the starter rope housing and turn the crank by hand. It will give you your best chance of saving the unit. I have done it about 10 times on different types of 2-cycle and so far 100% success. Most of time you will have to fight to get warranty on this. YOu already said you was not using ECHO oil...???
  5. launboy

    launboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 273

    for the warrenty to be valid, u have to use echo oil for the first year. i'm pretty sure.
  6. Timbo

    Timbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Thanks for the advice. I'll give it a try and see what happens.
  7. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    If you use an aproved 2 cycle air cooled oil I dont see how they can not warranty the unit. If it is the wrong mixture I can understand that but not just because it isnt the manufactures brand. I doubt any company makes there own 2 cycle oil they just pay to have there name on the package
  8. launboy

    launboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 273

    ya that could be true but on kaw engines u have to use kaw oil filters for the first yr. i know kaw engines and oil filters is a new subject but its almost the same difference
  9. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    If that happened to me my dealer would inspect it and warranty the unit. They can tell why it seized up or more importantly, what didn't cause it to seize. They have charts and photos of just about every type of engine failure and what causes it.

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