Echo equipment starts rough

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by towtruck212, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. towtruck212

    towtruck212 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    I have all echo trimmers and blowers and I like them, but every time you pick the trimmer or blowers up you have to choke it and warm it up again every job. I know you should run 89 octane for gas but that did not help. I have done complete tune-ups on them ( fuel filter,air filter and spark plug ) same business. any help appreciated

  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,511

    I have the same problem on all of my echo sticks (3) and chainsaw. But not the hedge trimmer
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    My Echo Trimmer can sometimes be a pain. (3 yr old SRM 210)

    From the 2nd house on, I generally choke it. Hold full throttle and pull it. With in 2 pulls it fires and kicks off. Throw the choke to about 1/4 and pull it again. Still holding full throttle. It starts, I might have to rev it a couple times before I can take choke off 100% but then its usually good. It still has the Exhaust screen in the muffler. No trimmer guard.

    Running 89 octane and the echo power blend oil. Its been pretty consistent for starting so I'm not sure if its normal or not.
  4. TPS

    TPS LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 363

    I had similiar problems once and I believe I had a bad gas to oil mix. To much oil. My next can, they all ran fine. Stupid mistake on my part.
  5. freshcut419

    freshcut419 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    thats funny all my echo stuff does the same thing . im thinking of switching to another band next time i buy something
  6. my dad bought a bunch of echo last year when our truck and trailer got stolen. I think its the biggest peice of junk there is. I am a firm blvr in Red Max

  7. luis@NJ

    luis@NJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    I get the same thing! I feel it cools down to fast :dizzy:
  8. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    had countless different trimmers and none are as bad as the Echo is at having to restart even in middle of the yard when I go from edging to trimming and rotate the trimmer to fast. Really frustrating and I mentioned this to the dealer and he said that's the nature of Echo. Really don't like it either but I will hold onto it and see how it lasts.
  9. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I know what you mean about having too put the choke on. That choke leaver gets very heavy by the end of the day. If I do 12 the end of the day I am exhausted just trying to remember to put the choke on when I start my trimmers. Darn echo equipment.:dizzy:
  10. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,511

    You fail to understand the problem correctly. Thanks for being useless. :hammerhead:

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