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Echo Trimmer Problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ChrisNAA, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. ChrisNAA

    ChrisNAA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Hey Yall -
    One of my echo trimmers can only be started with full choke and then runs with a little less than full choke. It will run for a minute or so, with the troddle all the way on and then it will surge to full power and die. Any help would be appriciated.

    Thanks Chris :)
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    it sounds like you need to get a carb kit and air filter, you have a pretty common problem
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    We had some problems like that till i fixed them.
  4. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    Has similar problems with a couple of mine. The solution was to rebuid the carb. Diaphram kits mostly.
  5. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    yup, sounds like carb issues
  6. ProfessionalTouch

    ProfessionalTouch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I had a similar problem with 2 echo srm-210. Would run as long as the u held the throttle down and messed with the choke. Let off and it would die every time.The Problem was in the top of the carburetor a very small plastic looking washer inside would crack or brake. Replace with a new metal one and they ran like new.Costs less than $2
  7. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 649

    Fuel filter in the tank need replacing ?

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