How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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If the carburetor is new or has been rebuilt, you should set it to “factory” adjustment. You can do so by adjusting the idle mixture screws to 1.5-2 turns out, and the idle speed screw to 1-1.5 turns in. Warm the Engine Up. The engine`s running temperature directly correlates with proper air and fuel mixtures.
Use carburetor cleaner to remove deposits, clogs & debris

Luckily, you can take care of many of these problems quickly and easily; often without even removing the carburetor from the engine.

Use Carburetor Cleaner

Fortunately, you can generally do this without even taking the carburetor out of the engine. Start by purchasing some commercial lawnmower carburetor cleanerOpens a new window, which comes in a simple spray can and will make it easy to clean the inside and outside of the carb.

The SRM-225 straight-shaft string trimmer has earned its reputation through countless long days and tough jobs.
Locate the idle mixture screw and turn it clockwise until the needle lightly touches the seat. Then, turn the screw counterclockwise 1-1/2 turns. If your carburettor has a main jet adjustment screw at the base of the float bowl, turn the screw clockwise until you feel it just touch the seat inside the emulsion tube.

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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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Need Help Installing U-Turn Trimmer Head on Echo SRM-210
ANSWER : It is ridiculous, there are a bunch of bolts, and then a multi-fit brochure showing a grid of nonsense.There are instructions on the inside of the package, however that is how to string the line.

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How do you load the trimmer head… Lost the user manuel
ANSWER : Check out the manual (available under the technical documents section of the Echo webpage, or at )and it will tell you how to change it.

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Have a royobi starved for gas
ANSWER : I have always had great luck with echo and stihl trimmers. If you keep up maintenance on them, they always seemed very reliable to me. I have a couple of each and have had them a long while and they still do a good job. Hope this helped and best wishes.

On your current weedwhacker; clean or replace the in-tank fuel filter, clean the spark plug, and clean out the screen at the exhaust port and see if that helps.

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Echo manuals hard starting hedge trimmer 1500
ANSWER : All echo manuals are available on line at for free

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Got a Echo 266 weed trimmer from my boss that seized up. Straight gas was put into it after only second use. I got it to turn and compression seems good and it sparks but still won’t start. What do i check for next? Thanks…
ANSWER : Sal check by putting a tiny bit of fuel in the block and see if it fires. It may need the carb gaskets changed

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What is the gas–oil mix for the echo hc-1500

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What would cause excess vibration in an Echo double sided hedge trimmer model HC-1500
ANSWER : Check for loose blade to case mounting bolts or cracked support bar.

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