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HELP!!!! echo pe-260 edger

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by DavidRonan, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. DavidRonan

    DavidRonan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    need help, machine starts fine, as soon as i give it gas it stalls right out... blade isnt spinning at all, it has no friction. i have replaced carb, cleaned exhaust. everything it would seem logical to do ive done.

    -David Ronan
  2. Chris "Greenville"

    Chris "Greenville" LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    Is the blade able to be turned by hand? Can you feel any friction that might be binding in the shaft? Just a guess.. may be bearings worn out in the shaft or a bad clutch.
  3. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Try pulling the gear head from the shaft. Does it turn freely? Could it be a broken clutch spring that doesn't pull the shoes back away from the drum. Bad/old gas, in need of a new fuel filter? Just some guesses here...

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