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  • #16
    that was a compliment, Its all GOOD!
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    • #17
      Thank you brother!!

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      • #18
        Guess what, y'all...

        I got me another blower!!!

        Redmax EBZ8000!!! Found it at like the 5th or 6th pawn shop I went to today. They had $369 on it, I asked if it was negotiable, they said 'yea'.

        I got 'em down to $265!!

        The choke lever is loose and kinda flops around. I have to hold it out when pulling the cord, but it starts first pull most times, others its on the 2nd pull.


        One problem it does have is that when I pull the throttle to wide open I hear the engine go up and down, on its own . Like it won't stay wide open or something, even when I'm not moving the throttle it fluctuates.

        What's up w/ that?!

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        • #19
          I got me another blower!!!

          Redmax EBZ8000!!! Found it at like the 5th or 6th pawn shop I went to today. They had $369 on it, I asked if it was negotiable, they said 'yea'.

          I got 'em down to $265!!

          The choke lever is loose and kinda flops around. I have to hold it out when pulling the cord, but it starts first pull most times, others its on the 2nd pull.


          One problem it does have is that when I pull the throttle to wide open I hear the engine go up and down, on its own . Like it won't stay wide open or something, even when I'm not moving the throttle it fluctuates.

          What's up w/ that?!
          Its hard to tell without actually hearing it but it sounds like it may be an air leak which messes with your air/fuel mixture. If its not that then it is likely the carburetor needs rebuilt. I don't know what the charge is where you are but I personally charge only about $40-$50 for a carburetor rebuild which includes removing carb, rebuild, reinstall and adjusting while running. If you can financially, I would recommend taking the $100 that you saved and having it checked out and tuned up if that is what it takes. Likely a shop could look at it and tell you what it takes without charging you an arm and a leg.

          Good luck and let me know what happens. Congrats on finding what you wanted!
          Eli

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          • #20
            Its hard to tell without actually hearing it but it sounds like it may be an air leak which messes with your air/fuel mixture. If its not that then it is likely the carburetor needs rebuilt. I don't know what the charge is where you are but I personally charge only about $40-$50 for a carburetor rebuild which includes removing carb, rebuild, reinstall and adjusting while running. If you can financially, I would recommend taking the $100 that you saved and having it checked out and tuned up if that is what it takes. Likely a shop could look at it and tell you what it takes without charging you an arm and a leg.

            Good luck and let me know what happens. Congrats on finding what you wanted!
            Eli
            Hey, thanks for the reply.

            I remember noticing a short piece of yellow wire on the carb when the blower was sitting on the pawn shop's shelf, it was really just sitting on it, it wasn't tied or affixed so I disregarded it.
            Turns out that whoever had it must have used that wire to hold the choke lever in once they got it started.

            The fluctuation came from the choke lever flopping up and down, yes, it's that loose, while the blower is running. The vibration from the blower makes it do that.
            Solution: I tied a short piece of trimmer line around it and it was solid.... until.

            After my first yard yesterday I noticed that it wasn't wide open when I pulled the throttle all the way back. What was weird is that I had already started it up that morning and played with it when I figured out about the choke lever and I could notice a significant difference in the wide open from before and the wide open on my first yard. I suspected first that it was the fuel mix since it was the obvious unknown variable.

            Solution: It still had the same mix in it that it came with from the pawn shop... wasn't much so I ran it out and put some in from my buddy's truck. Ran like a velociraptor! Strong.

            I guess the mix that the previous owner used was too lean.

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            • #21
              Older Echo's were famous for loose choke levers....as well as the exhaust port clogging up on ya. 99.9% of the time if you loose power or poor running engine on your trimmer you'll want to pull off the muffler and scrape out all the carbon buildup from the head...be careful as the heads are made of aluminum.

              Glad to hear you solved your problem though.

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              • #22
                Older Echo's were famous for loose choke levers....as well as the exhaust port clogging up on ya. 99.9% of the time if you loose power or poor running engine on your trimmer you'll want to pull off the muffler and scrape out all the carbon buildup from the head...be careful as the heads are made of aluminum.

                Glad to hear you solved your problem though.
                The new blower I got is a Redmax EBZ8000

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                • #23
                  Stale Gas

                  Solution: It still had the same mix in it that it came with from the pawn shop... wasn't much so I ran it out and put some in from my buddy's truck. Ran like a velociraptor! Strong.

                  I guess the mix that the previous owner used was too lean.
                  Most likely the problem with your fuel hinged on old gas. They say that after about one month or so, even 91 octane fuel can be reduced to less than 87 octane. This is a good reason to keep your gas fresh. The best way to do that is to only buy a small amount of gas (about what you would expect to use in a month or less). They recommend to not store gas more than 1 month. Glad you found the problem and it was no big deal. good luck with your new (new to you) blower.

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