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echo trouble?!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kickin grass, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. kickin grass

    kickin grass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    anyone had any trouble with the echo spool not coming off the head or is it just me? i need help its brand new and just wondering if anyone else has had this problem with any echos before.
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    i sometimes have that problem , it gets stuck but when i move it around it comes off. take it back to the dealer if its brand new.
  3. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,229

    if it's on an srm trimmer, it should be a 2150030 head. Push the spool in and turn clockwise, you should feel it pop, then pull off.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,292

    I have a second question.....I noticed that these Echo lookalike heads that JThomas handles has a slight different release. You can turn the head in either direction to release it. But it is MUCH harder...almost worthless. I hope Echo stays with their present design.
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    sometimes they will get crap in them and you have to turn pretty hard to get them off
  6. howardsells2000

    howardsells2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 355

    I had a lot of problems with mine. I have changed my echo trimmer head and replaced it with the Husquavarna head. After the initail cost of changing the head it is cheaper to replace the bumb heads and I don't have trouble with the string feeding.
  7. LCPullman

    LCPullman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 589

    We use the Echomatic Pro head with a divided spool. It is very easy to get the spool out of the head. The original ones we used weren't Pro models and they were much harder to get the spool unsnapped. The Pro head only costs $22 and it works alot better than the non-pro head.
  8. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,229

    the pro heads are a heavier plastic. 22.99 is really cheap. Just about dealer cost!!!.

    Don't be immatation heads. I tried the oregon heads and they just weren't the same. Customers didn't like them.

    Just started with husky recently, but have experience with them, although, the bumper buttons are replacable, in my experience, the less parts to come apart on a trimmer head the better.

    Echo SRM head have the head.....and the spool.

    The Redmax heads have the cover, bumper, spool, and spring. If they come apart, crap goes everywhere.

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