the starter cord out. Took that part off and it works just fine. Tried to hand turn the “spinner that the starter cord fits into and it was locked. Jiggled and rocked the unit until I heard something “unlock” and then I could turn the spinner. But only to a point where I could feel the compression build till I could not turn it any further. I am assuming there might be some sort of engauge-disengauge mechanism that is failing? Any chance you might know what is going on. Sure hate to have to toss it.
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Pull your spark plug out and see if it rolls over and if the cylinder is full of gas,if it is full of gas pull it over till you don’t see anymore gas coming out plug hole then put spark plug back in and try to start by holding wide open with choke off, if it starts, then you have a bad vent assy in tank, and or dirty carb to where needle is not seating,or bad diaphram which is stiff holding needle valve open in carb which will fill cylinder and crankcase with gas thus causing hydro lock. If this does’nt get it then check your flywheel for being loose. good luck

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The fuel filter might be clogged. A clogged fuel filter is most commonly caused by leaving old fuel in the leaf blower. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog the fuel filter and cause the engine to stall.
What Causes Blower Motor Failure? Like other components in your HVAC system, the blower motor can wear down over time. Some of the reasons a blower motor might fail are overheating, and excessive moisture. When dust, dirt, and debris build up, it can cause the windings and bearings to burn up more quickly.
The gas engine on your leaf blower needs to operate at a specific temperature: hot enough to burn the fuel and give the engine power but cool enough not to overheat the piston. An overheating problem in the leaf blower is generally caused by a failure to vent gases or the fuel burning too hot inside the cylinder.
A common problem that could be keeping your leaf blower from starting is a blocked air filter. Clogged air filters cause the blower`s engine to receive too much fuel and not enough air, which often leads to a faulty start (or no start at all).
If your carburetor is clogged, it can cause your leaf blower`s engine to die when the choke is disengaged. You can disassemble it, clean it, and replace individual parts with a carb kit. Once your carburetor has been unclogged, cleaned, and re-assembled using the carb kit, the engine should run with the choke off.
If your carburetor is clogged, it can cause your leaf blower`s engine to die when the choke is disengaged. You can disassemble it, clean it, and replace individual parts with a carb kit. Once your carburetor has been unclogged, cleaned, and re-assembled using the carb kit, the engine should run with the choke off.
There are many different reasons why a leaf blower may fail to start, including stale fuel, engine flooding, dirty air filters, faulty spark plugs, defective batteries, blown fuses, and contact issues of the power switch.

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Have an Echo PB-2100 blower. While using it yesterday, I turned it off put it down and it cooled off. Went to use it again and I could NOT pull the starter cord out. Took that part off and it works just fine. Tried to hand turn the “spinner that the starter cord fits into and it was locked. Jiggled and rocked the unit until I heard something “unlock” and then I could turn the spinner. But only to a point where I could feel the compression build till I could not turn it any further. I am assuming there might be some sort of engauge-disengauge mechanism that is failing? Any chance you might know what is going on. Sure hate to have to toss it.
ANSWER : Pull your spark plug out and see if it rolls over and if the cylinder is full of gas,if it is full of gas pull it over till you don’t see anymore gas coming out plug hole then put spark plug back in and try to start by holding wide open with choke off, if it starts, then you have a bad vent assy in tank, and or dirty carb to where needle is not seating,or bad diaphram which is stiff holding needle valve open in carb which will fill cylinder and crankcase with gas thus causing hydro lock. If this does’nt get it then check your flywheel for being loose. good luck

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Weed eater is locked up. can not pull cord at all.
ANSWER : Try taking the cover off around the pull if you can. Likely the cord is not free to spin, or there is a rub on the fly wheel stopping it from moving.

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Pull cord won’t engage
ANSWER : Remove the sparkplug and try to turn the flywheel if it turns freely then the engine is most likely ok. if it does not turn you have a locked engine that means its toast. If it does turn then you have to look closely at th pull recoil that it is engaging the flywheel.

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I have a Echo PB 2601 made a loud bang then stoped working.
ANSWER : Sounds like it has seized up. If the pull cord won’t pull then the motor is locked up. Did you run gas/oil mix for the fuel its a 2 cycle motor…

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The blower was running then sounded that it was stopping. Turn it off and know it will not allow me to pull the cord to start, feel like its lock up? How or what should I do to fix?
ANSWER : Ok.. Your fuel mix is wrong. You may save it by putting WD-40 or some kind of lubricant in the spark plug hole and try to turn with hand back and forth until you have freed it.. Works almost 85% of the time. You must get to the flywheel to try to turn, it will be located under the pull rope assembly. Good Luck… oh, dont forget to mix proper fuel mix if it frees.

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ECHO blower won’t pull
ANSWER : I think i know how to fix it.. 🙂

Its got a compression lock. take off the spark plug and pull the rope.

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Using the blower worked fine, now will not start at all. have replaced plug, fuel fuel filter , piston looks good no real damage or smudge. good compression and have pulled switch apart and wonder if this could be the problem
ANSWER : Check to see if its getting spark when the switch is on if it is then see if its getting fuel the only two things i can think of would be the switch or needs a carb kit

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Where is the coil on a pb255 hand blower – Echo 135 mph 390 CFM Gas Blower PB-250
ANSWER : Flollow the plug wire it will take you too the coil

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