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New Stihl FS 80R and Echo SRM-230 Need Help

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bamaone, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. bamaone

    bamaone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Having trouble w/ both, seems to be the same type problem.
    The Stihl is about 1 month old, it will crank and not go dead but it has no power (not even enough to spit out string).

    The Echo I am having trouble getting started and if it does start the same thing happens with it, no power.

    thanks for the help
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,297

    Well I would throw away all my gas and start over with a new mix. Use Echo oil?
  3. bamaone

    bamaone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Yeah, I did that and remixed fuel. I use another stihl and echo (which I have had since last year) They have no problems nor did my stihl blowers with the gas I was using, only problems have come from new stihl.

    the Echo I am having problems with started months ago before current problem with new stihl. I have just shelved it for now but would like to get it up and running if possible.

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