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Echo SHC-212 hedge trimmer starts and runs briefly but will stop running afterwards.

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If it has not had a service recently, it's probably due by now.
Just take out the spark plug, and if it's black, or 'coked' up, just show it a wire brush.
Also, remove the air filter, and if you have one, show that, a compressor. (or alternatively, just bang it about a bit, till all the loose debris, and collective build-up, are removed.
Afterwards, (if that doesn't solve the problem),
you can adjust the timing, quite simply, by closing, or opening, the gap on the plug.
Or you can open or close the space between the contact, and the magneto.
Both can be very 'effective' means of adjusting the timing.
If problems still persist,
you know who to ask.
P.s. and don't forget to give the thumbs up ;)

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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