Skyler1640: If you're restrainer in there broke off in the gas tank
Matt Seymour: I think this is a sign of blocked carb jets, usually starts then dies, or
could be a faulty carb, happened with my hedgetrimmer, had to have a new
stratmister: I can't help, but my Husqy chainsaw is doing the same thing at the moment.
th19940305: @Davoutay Yes i do know all this ive been working on them for 2 years now.
Ive fixed near 100 weedeaters so its a 2nd life to me. It is just the carb
is messed up nothing else is wrong i just need a new carb for it
emmawagner1: Check the prime ball and make sure it has no cracks
th19940305: @1972FordF150 of course, it wouldnt prime right if they werent
Billy Bob: As others have said and just to be clear.The primer bulb pulls the fuel
through the carburetor and then dumps whatever isn't used back in the tank.
The supply line at the bottom of the carb goes to the fuel tank with the
fuel filter on the end. The upper line on the primer bulb goes to the upper
connection on the carb to suck the fuel through the carb. The bottom
connection on the primer bulb is the dump/return line back into the tank
through the other black grommet.
th19940305: yea, new carb, its onlyy like $25 on partstree
th19940305: @workensmart yea i have one on order, i dont know if its gonna come thought
its been a few months maybe ill get another somewhere else?
kytrails: Worked all day today cleaning carb
kytrails: Where was leak, I have almost exactly the same trimmer with the same problem
westernhunter38: Check the "In-Tank" fuel filter. Those things get clogged with dust or dirt
over time making fuel flow irregular. Also, you say the thing was run
before you without an airfilter? That's never good. These 2 strokes are
very fussy about having clean air in the mix. Depending how long and the
conditions it was run with no airfilter, the cyliner head or rings could be
trashed. But it sounds like your getting only the primed fuel to burn. Fuel
flow is bad. Replace the fuel filter.
th19940305: @stutest2 ive tryed all of that
kytrails: Only to find that it still does exactly same thing
th19940305: @Liamautomechanic yea i know but any gueses on how to fix it
Davoutay: I hope it's running by now, but if it's not, recheck the fuel line hookup.
It's very easy to get the lines mixed up, especially with the remote purge
bulb. First of all, the line from the tank (with the filter on it) goes to
the carburetor inlet. The line coming out of the carburetor goes to the
purge bulb inlet (or sucking) side. The outlet (blowing side) from the
purge bulb goes back into the tank.
terrylikestractors: Not sure if you got it fixed or not but I see you have new fuel lines
that's what I would check first replaced lines on mine the other day and
the man at the hardware shop gave me one size too small when I put it
together ran fine on choke but shut off with no choke went back and got
size .177 line it sealed tight in tank now with bigger line all is good
Liamautomechanic: take carb off again, strip and clean, dirt still, blocked jet, remove,
strip, steep in some gas, blow out carb with air line,reassemble,try that,
check compression with a tester,
Liamautomechanic: thats how we cleaned the FIAT carbs 30 years ago, still works today, gum in
main jet chamber, soak carb, and metal parts in cellious thinner, blow out
chambers with air line, dont get thinner on plastic or rubber parts, so
good luck, adjust carb after,
Randy robinson: ya i had same problem, it was the lil screen in carb behind primer
Penguinboy1995: @jonesbrent85 yeah buddy
1972FordF150: This might be a stupid question but.....Are the fuel lines hooked up right ?
Billy Bob: Yeah, I'm sure you have but that information may help someone else, I just
thought I would make it more clear on how the lines connect. And yes, one
of my local shops can order the carb for $24. I was also told by more than
one shop that 50% of the time after rebuilding the carbs they still don't
run right. If the rebuild kit is around $10-12 its not worth messing with
rebuilding one and still have problems. I hope the new carb fixes it for
you. Mine is 7 yrs old and runs like new now :-)
Liamautomechanic: carb starved of gas,
Fred Flintstone: My trimmer is having the same problems.It will only run smooth and full out
when the choke is in the half way position.Not that there is an actual half
way position. MORON! Which leads me to believe there is an air leak,a fuel
vacuum leak,or the fuel is full of crap,like your mouth. You freakin' crap
Mrtocoolforyou12: it needs half choke to run properly
th19940305: @Sandman2578 as i have told everyone its not the lines ive checked them
multiple times, i just ordered a new carb for it, it was only $30
Matt Ostrowski: hey take out the spark aresstor and clean it problem solved DONT BUY A NEW
CARB WASTE OF MONEY
th19940305: @Sandman2578 Yea i work at a mower repair shop, they have 100s of used
carbs but i couldnt find the right one, so i ordered a new one
xboxmanluke: high low speed setting on the carb adjust both
1972FordF150: @th19940305 I've had fuel lines hooked up backwards before and they
primed.....The return line was far down in the tank though.
Brent Jones: buy a new carb thats the best i can tell you.
dcplace2007: This kid is a frigging idiot. No shyt it will stop running--you left the
choke on the entire time! No telling what else this idiot is doing so this
machine won't run. The lever in the up position is in the run position.
People like this unfortunately breed.
th19940305: @MyKubotaAUS the exhaust is good
th19940305: @westernhunter38 i have replaced the filter, its not that. The owner has
given this to me now since it needs a new carb body, its warped i think
from time. It has good compression so its not taht.
Rarrin9378: Bad fuel lines?
hamtalker2007: turn off the choke lol
Brent Jones: @th19940305 i here you on that im going to put a new carb on that echo as
soon as get some money becouse im have the same problems with that echo
Brent Jones: @Penguinboy1995 1puglife lol chooch it lol
th19940305: @1972FordF150 yea ive checked mine there correct
MyKubota AUS: check exaust
Wes Keese: check for cracks in gas line or filter in tank or small screen under primer
ball remove and put primer ball back on
th19940305: @Penguinboy1995 yea i know i was hoping it was something simple i didnt do
guess not though
xboxmanluke: @th19940305 might be a bad diagphram from not using an air filter try a
different carb and intake and double check the muffler and muffler screen
.... maybe spark plug
th19940305: @xboxmanluke ive tried both, and carb has all new diaphrams
Penguinboy1995: oh no buddy shes pooched :)
th19940305: @Mrtocoolforyou12 it wont even run at half choke, at full it wil for a
little then die
th19940305: @jonesbrent85 well i dont want to spend $60 on a new carb im trying to fix
it to sell and make some money
ScagSWZU: The same thing happened to me switch the fuel lines on the primer and it
should suck the fuel from the carb and not dump it into it
Liamautomechanic: @th19940305 well i had the exact problem with my strimmer, 1st, strip carb
down, soak carb metal parts only, in jam jar of thinner for 2 hours,blow
out with air line, reassemble two mix screws and diaphram, and other rubber
parts[,dont get thinner on rubber parts],reassemble, screw out mix screws 1
and 1/4 turn each, and start,