Echo

Blade will not rotate

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If your blade isn`t spinning while in use, consider raising the height of the blade in order to reduce the strain on the Edger. Start the Edger slightly out of the grass and drop in to position and cut at a steady pace. If the blade begins to bog down, you are edging too quickly; slow your pace.
ECHO`s edger attachment (99944230001) offers homeowners versatility and flexibility with converting certain SRM and BRD models into an edger. Easily change the trimmer head or bed redefiner head from one of the models listed below to the edger attachment to give you more versatility with one single unit.
Description. Heavy duty 8″x 2″ stick edger blade fits Maruyama, Ryobi, Echo, Stihl and many other edgers.
Worn clutch – Since the string trimmer clutch engages with one or more drive shafts attached to the trimmer head to rotate the head when the throttle trigger is depressed, a worn-out clutch may prevent the trimmer head from spinning. A new clutch assembly is relatively inexpensive and easy to install.
Replace an edger blade each season

A: Edger blades vary in length from 8 to 10 inches when new, so you should be able to go through a season without replacing the blade. However, if you are using your edger more frequently, performance will start to deteriorate after the blade reaches half its original size.

If the trimmer engine runs, but the trimmer head does not spin when the throttle is engaged, the clutch may be broken. The clutch prompts the drive shaft to start rotating once a certain rotational speed is reached and allows the engine to run without always rotating the drive shaft.

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Changed blade on echo edger now the blade turns non stop without giving it gas
ANSWER : Back off the idle speed screw CCW until the blade stops turning, but the engine keeps running. Hope this helps!

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The edger is not cutting very well. Any tips to make it work better?
ANSWER : You said cutting, not running, so I suggest removing the blade and sharpening on a grinder or buying a replacement blade.I hope you find this very helpful.

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Why does the echo start but die when i move from cold start to run?
ANSWER : Fuel issue, carb adjustment, fuel lines, carb rebuild.

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Will only develop power (and run somewhat properly) when the choke is engaged about 90%. Starts fine.
ANSWER : Sounds to me as tho you may have a loose carburetor or another part that is letting air into the system. Check all bolts and screws for tightness. Also, you may need to clean the carburetor or put some cleaner in your gas. Not too much, only about a tablespoon, but check the screws/bolts first.

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Power to turn the blades is intermitent. What should I look for?
ANSWER : Loose connection, corrosion on connections. If this machine is new to you, do you have to have the brake or clutch on to activate the blades? I would lean towards wires/connections as the cause of your intermittent problem.

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I have a Echo PB-260L Blower. It starts fine then gradually loses power sometimes completely shutting off. I have replaced the fuel filter spark plug air filter and have cleaned the screen.
ANSWER : Check the exhaust port upstream from the muffler and make sure it is not restricted with carbon. Mine was less than half way covered over with carbon. Scraped out carbon, checked muffler and screen(ok), back-blow the fuel line harness including the fuel filter and fuel tank vent and took carb apart and blew out all passages, not replacing anything and now runs fine. Would not rev past high idle before. Be sure gas is FRESH and mixed at 40-50 to 1. Hope this helps.

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Echo pb-250 starts but willnot stay runing – Echo PB 250 LN Handheld Bower
ANSWER : Turn low speed screw on cab out 1turn when it stars adjust it to get best power

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SIR. I HAVE A ECHO PB 200 POWER BLOWER..WHAT IS THE FUEL GAS/OIL RATIO? THANK YOU
ANSWER : You can’t go wrong with 25:1. Common accepted best ratio for this item to give best life for the internal components.

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