Question about Echo Garden
Sounds like a fuel problem, first check the fuel tank vent, thats the little whithe thing on the 3rd line comming out of the fuel tank, make sure you can **** air thru it
then check the fuel line for cracks, and of course the in tank fuel filter are clean. If none of these help take the carb apart and see if the screen on the metering diaphragm is obstructed with dirt. These are the most common solution for your problem. On the wild side, if it dies again, remove the spark plug as soon as it happens and see if you have lost spark, some of the ignition modules have a heat sensor in them that will short and stop the spark when it gets hot, if thats the case you will need to buy a new module, Not a common broblem but I have seen it a few times, Echo is probably the best built 2 cycle on the market..
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
Suggest that you check compression, exhaust screen, remove muffler and inspect cylinder and piston. Then start, and when it quits, check for spark and the condition of the spark plug.
Basics to check:
1) Spark plug - brown or dark brown - OK
a) is it carbon or fuel fouled (black and carbon deposits)
b) is there spark
2) Muffler remove for inspection
a) exhaust screen clean or plugged
b) inspect cylinder wall/piston as the flywheel is slowly rotated
3) Check cylinder compression
Ignition related issues due to time and heat
a) Flywheel looses magnetism (not too common, but does happen)
b) Ignition switch or circuit breaker overheating
c) wire connection on plug-ins to switch or wire harness
d) points/condensor breakdown
e) ignition/armature coil
f) spark plug wire
g) electronic trigger/coil overheat
Fuel starvation - 'lean fuel' condition
Basic things to check:
1) spark plug
2) spark arrestor in muffler
3) fuel lines and tank filter
4) turn adjustment needles out (counterclockwise) 1/4 to 1/2 turn
5) check impulse tube and intake boot for cracks or leaks
*if all of the above are OK and/or do not improve performance then:
6) replace gaskets/diaphragms
a) use a spray carb cleaner to clean jets, holes, and body of carb
b) fuel pump diaphragm goes against the carb body,
then the gasket towards the outside
c) metering gasket goes against the carb body,
and the diaphragm goes towards the outside
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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