Flubbed my echo trimmer trigger

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Lynden-Jeff, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just accedentally broke off the Top safety switch on my eco (do not fumble with trimmers in the dark!). Is it possible to get replacement triggers? Its the top trigger you need to depress before you can use the throttle trigger.

  2. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Doesn't the manual have a parts breakdown/diagram? I'm sure you would be able to order one...
  3. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Echo is cheap plastic crap. Exact same thing happened to mine and I know the gas trigger will soon break as well. Cheap crap, other than that it works pretty well. Lucky for me I have a little thing still left that I can press on. Damn it I'm going to tape that down tonight before it comes off to.

  4. maxkicker

    maxkicker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    omg guys! take the handle apart (3 screws) and just remove the top trigger simple as that and youll never have to worry about that one again
    can anyone think of a reason for that handle on a weedwacker?
  5. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    Yes and it's a 4 letter word!! OSHA!!!!!!!!!!

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Bingo- just remove it. my guys would break them off putting them in the racks all the time. Will work great without it.
  7. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    Ah awsome. Will do that lol. Didn't think taking it off would disable it. Cheers guys!

  8. shields cutting edge

    shields cutting edge LawnSite Member
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    we bought two new echo weedeaters and that day we was placing them on the weedeater rack and broke one. so we just opened up both plastic covers and finised taking both of them off. works perfect.:clapping:

    MTAYLORFFP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Same thing happened with mine, had used it only one time on my own yard, and only had it a week!!! Home depot sells the replacement trigger... must happen regulary.... They gave me mine for free due to the lengh of time I had it
  10. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,064

    I thought it would disable the trimmer if it was removed also, but I'll try taking it off but not till I finish my weeks lawns. (just in case)

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