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Echo weed wacker running rough.

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bligh61, May 23, 2005.

  1. bligh61

    bligh61 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    I have a year old echo weed wacker 230. It started running and starting rough a few days ago. Good top end power, but it seems to choke from idle to top power. No smoke, just tough excelleration. Any ideas, it has no adjustment screws. thanks
     
  2. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    Could be dirt in the carburetor, which is causing it to run rough at idle, and maybe the unit could benefit from a good cleaning inside and out.
     
  3. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Could very well be a bad plug,clogged air filter, or if you have a spark arrestor then that could be the problem.

    JP
     
  4. BODIDDLY

    BODIDDLY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    usually i clean my muffler and that seems to work. worth a try when your cleaning it.
     
  5. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    Could you give us some details about what you were doing when the trimmer started running rough? the info can help make a very accurate diagnosis without wasting time looking at the wrong thing.
     

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