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!
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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Re: Echo Weed Eater bogs down.
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
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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over flooded ( crank case full of fuel)
Take the plug out and let it sit for a long time , then pull the cord for a while
dry off the plug
, full throttle , no choke , remove air filter
replace the plug and try starting it
You may need the carburetor adjusted or rebuilt. The other possible item is "bad gas". If the gas has been sitting around longer than 30 days, it may be time to mix up some fresh fuel mixture. HTH Good Day.
I think a new carburetor kit and a good carburetor tune up is in order my friend. Sounds like it's starving for gas. If it bogs down after warm up when you throttle it, then yes it needs a carb tuning. The L screw is the low side screw and should be turned in lightly until it seats then back it out one and quarter turns (1 1/4). The H screw is your high speed screw. Also, turn it in lightly until it seats, then back it out approximately a 3/4 turn. With these settings the unit should start and may even stay running. Again, if it bogs when throttled, while running turn the L screw out a little more maybe only 1/16th of a turn and then try it again. If it does rev then you'll have to adjust the H screw in about a 1/16th of a turn. But make sure you only do this after the engine has warmed up.