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weedwacker...dies out

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by blueturtle241, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. blueturtle241

    blueturtle241 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    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
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    What is a WeedWacker???
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    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...
  4. blueturtle241

    blueturtle241 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    it runs fine cold, the problem occurs when its all warmed up
  5. NewHorizon's Land

    NewHorizon's Land LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    What brand and what fuel mix?
  6. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    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.
  7. SouthernGrace

    SouthernGrace LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    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.
  8. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    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:
  9. subs1000w

    subs1000w LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    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
  10. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    I had a similar issue with one of my srm 210's and it was due to a pinhole in the fuel line.


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