If after using your weed eater for a long time or maybe after taking it out of storage you can’t get your weed eater to stay running and it just starts and stops abruptly then the problem is most likely the air filter. Links to products i have in my tool bag.compression tester.
At some point it just stopped starting.
Echo weed eater won't start after winter. I have an echo srm 260 weed eater. If the trimmer isn’t stored according to the manufacturer’s guidelines, the fuel system may become compromised and need to be replaced to get the engine running again. If the carburetor clogged your weed eater won’t start properly, and it will die after a few attempts of the throttle.
Most things that cause weed eaters to stop running are either fuel or engine related. So you've checked the spark plug, cleaned the carb and even checked your exhaust for clogs. First, check the level of fuel in the tank.
Today, i went to fire it up. Everything from too high ethanol content, too low octane, use only echo mix, it may need a carb adjustment, and the engines are rated for 300 hrs of use and mine are well past that. Whether your weed eater is on the cold start or the normal run, you will have to pull the rope several times until the propeller of the weed eater starts working.
For one thing, the fuel expands greatly at that temp. *emptied the gas tank and put clean fuel in. My stuff won't run very good when it get's in the mid 90's.
If you have switched the choke button to the cold run, it would be advisable to lower one position of the button into the middle position. I took the following steps: It starts, will idle a little bit, but will not gain rpm's when i press accelerator lever.
Full disclosure i left the fuel in it all winter. If the trimmer doesn't start within five pulls, repeat the starting procedure from the beginning. The thin (teflon?) piece with the valves on it looks good.
I have an echo srm 225 trimmer. You can clean it by using a carburetor cleaning kit and if the problem persists even after cleaning it then you need to replace it with the new one. Then turn off the choke and allow the engine to continue running.
The next thing you will want to do is to check for a fouled spark plug if your echo weed eater won’t start. You may just want to go ahead and install a new spark plug to be safe, if it still will not start after that. *cleaned the carb with carb cleaning fluid.
On a weed eater, turn it down until the engine is about to stall, then back up until you have a smooth idle. If your weed eater malfunctions, it may temporarily or permanently stop working. This way, the engine would not strain.
If after several attempts at starting, nothing happens, the engine may have flooded. You can spray a little carb cleaner in the carb and try starting in then , just keep putting the choke on and off till it starts running good, The idle mixture screw (low speed) is typically set at 1 1/2 turns out from lightly seated as a starting point for tuning.
Gaskets seem in good shape and pliable. Ran fine when used last. If it is empty or low, the weed eater will not start.
This process is fairly simple but you need to take caution as you do it. Tested by putting a small amount of fuel directly into chamber, replacing plug and cranking. Disassembled carb and cleaned all surfaces, orifices and gaskets.
I let it sit with gas / oil mix in it for about 10 weeks. If you are using the weed eater for the first time after several months, you should swap the old fuel for a new mixture. Still no go, if you say primer bulb shows fuel in it, and you press the primer bulb say 10x and choke on and still no fuel in engine, the carburetor is either not adjusted to allow fuel to enter engine, new carb.
Then adjust it for good acceleration. Either case will slow down any gardening work. Now it won't start, hot or cold.
My echo weed eater wont start i put new gas/oil in it rebuilt the carb i have cleaned the carb with wd40 tested the on off switch and have a nice blue spark off the plug (did not change the plug) i have did the screw adjustment to 1 1/2 turns off and when i pull it have gas coming out the exhust what. If there is enough fuel and it is fresh, lightly shake and swirl the weed eater to ensure that oil and gasoline are not separated. Find the black air filter box usually located at the back of the weed eater.
The screw you have for holding the throttle open is the idle speed adjustment. Fortunately, most times, simple solutions can be used to fix the issue. Then prime it if it has a primer bulb , and try starting.
The two things ridin green said could be the problem. Grab onto the starter rope and give several quick pulls until the trimmer starts. Also check the air and fuel filters, but these would effect performance even after starting.
New to your forum, and need some guidance. Mixed gas if it is a 2 cycle engine. Still got nothing, just an occasional caugh.
Don't fill them to the top with fuel and crack the cap a. For weed eaters to work in the spring, they must be stored properly over the winter. Unscrew the air filter box and pull it off.
Once the engine is running, slide the choke lever down to the open position. I think the carbs need to be adjusted but, some can't be done in the field (thank you epa). Starts and runs normally for a couple of seconds until fuel exhausted.