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weedwacker...dies out


LawnSite Member
New Jersey
after i warm up the weedwacker, it will idle, but if i try to give it full throttle, it just bogs and shuts off...also last season i noticed that if i hold the weedwacker level it will run fine, but if i tilt the head down it stalls out. i have cleaned the carb out, checked the lines but cant figure it out....any suggestions welcome....thanks


LawnSite Fanatic
I have learned most of them can act right stupid the first few minutes, I usually stand by for a couple while it warms up, then once I get it going it's not that much more a hassle, most of the time.

Both my echo srm-260s and my stihl fs-110rx do that kind of crap, used to drive me nuts but I think it's one of those things teaches us patience, idk...

NewHorizon's Land

LawnSite Senior Member
Ridgely, MD
What brand and what fuel mix?


LawnSite Senior Member
winsted ct
I had this issue with a blower of mine, it would run fine at idle but the minute you gave it gas it would slow up and die, turns out that the gas line in the tank had developed a hairline crack that you could only find under close inspection, changed the line and filter and has been fine since.


LawnSite Member
lithia, FL
I have a Echo SRM-261T that does the same thing...after reading everything said I think I have a carb issue? Pleas let me know what fixes your issue when you get it fixed.


LawnSite Bronze Member
Gambrills, MD
First thing I always check is the $3 sparkplug-I've had 'em have a insulator break so you can't see it. Next check the spark arrester in the muffler to see if it is stopped up. Check the fuel lines for kinks/cracks as mentioned earlier.:waving: :waving:


LawnSite Member
st louis mo
if this just started the first time you tryed to use it this spring after sitting for a few months it might be carb diaphrams, id just replace the fuel line/filter and rebiuld the carb and see it that helps if not it could be a clogged spark arrester