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Echo Weed Eater bogs down.

Hello, I have an Echo GT 200R Weed Eater. Recently it started having an issue of bogging down when given gas. It starts up fine but bogs down quickly when throttled. I have had the carb looked at and cleaned. I have cleaned the Exhaust Port and Air Filter. I have not replaced the fuel filter but did inspect it and it shows no sign of dirt or anything else being clogged in it. The weed eater is fairly clean and is only a yr old and has not been used that many times. Do you think I should have the fuel filter replaced anyways? Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Echo carbs have a little black plastic plug covering the High speed adj screw..CA air pulotion control bs..So get that little black blug out and give the screw a little turn open and u should be good to go..It worked for me..on a PBL 251 blower..My Echo weed wacker has the carb also..Go to Echos site and download the parts break down for your unit and look at the carb page..You will see the plug and HS,screw..happing wacking and blowing

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Check the following as they are solutions to your the type of problems you reported. Check, then clean or replace:

  • Fuel Filter - Located in the Fuel Tank
  • Spark Arrestor - at muffler
  • Spark Plug
  • Carberutor - May need to have a new rebuild kit
And, then look here for something that is sometimes a problem right out of the box. Manufacturers, have to adjust due to strict emission laws and they are not the same for all areas... "Altitude" has a lot to do with proper 2 cycle engine operation.
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