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Echo Hedge Trimmer

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by jud149, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. jud149

    jud149 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    Recently started to die for about the first minute or so and then ran fine. Pulled the plug today after it sat for about a week and it was dripping with fuel. Any suggestions?
  2. WillsLandscape

    WillsLandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    What is the model of the hedge trimmer?
  3. jud149

    jud149 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    HC 200. With the spark plug cleaned and dry of gas, it started normally and didn't die during warm up.
  4. jud149

    jud149 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    Anyone have an answer?
  5. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,064

    Pressure is building up in the fuel tank. Try leaving the cap loosened a tad when storing. The real culprit is the carb/diaphragm, will be needin' a rebuild eventually.
  6. jud149

    jud149 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    Thanks! We'll give it a try.
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,274

    So what is the problem...it starts and runs fine after warm up what do you expect:laugh: Turn the gas needles a little bit CW.
  8. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    Sometimes when a machine runs like it is supposed to, that can be a bit of a shock to the end user.
  9. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    esp if its an echo
  10. jud149

    jud149 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    The problem is it starts and stall several times before it will run properly. After sitting for a week or so, the spark plug is dripping wet. If the plug is dried, it starts normally and doesn't die once. This morning I noticed the primer pump bulb is split wide open. Not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. I agree it's not a major problem but having to start the thing a half dozen times or so is not normal nor fun. Thanks for the help. :)

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