echo sudden death

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by scotttretina, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. scotttretina

    scotttretina LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    My echo leaf blower was running like a champ,suddenly died. No sputter no nothing. Plug good but replaced any way. kill switch deactivated, no spark at all. pull the cord,sounds and acts like new but wont start. I believe it's getting fuel. any ideas??
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,362

    Check the coil from spark plug wire to gnd on blower and see if it is open? Not sure what resistance you should measure. How old is the unit?
  3. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    well since the kill switch is ruled out and you put a new plug on then it has to be the coil. how did you check for spark?
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I found a nifty tool at Harbor Freight called an inline tester.
    You plug one end onto the plug and the other end into the wire, then crank it and if there is spark, the tester lights up.

    It's awesome, I will never do without one again, it was only a few dollars so I bought several :laugh:

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