Echo blower won’t start. If an Echo blower isn’t turning on or has problems starting, this is likely due from debris that’s built up in the smaller areas which inhibit the flow of gas or gas fumes into the carburetor which may need to be cleaned out manually before testing it again later on.
Make sure you know how to clean off all the parts to prevent this from happening again so that you won’t have next season when it comes time for spring cleaning and other yard projects. The good news is, many cases are not difficult problems to fix.
Echo blower won’t start
The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor can easily occur if you leave fuel in your leaf blower for too long a period of time.
If this occurs, the engine will not start up as it should. As experts suggest,
if your leaf blower’s carburetor is clogged and the engine fails to start up, try cleaning it with a mixture of fuel-line anti-freeze, water, and glycerin during the fall or spring for best results.
Defective spark plug
Inspect your spark plug for signs of wear or damage. When you see a cracked porcelain insulator, an electrode that is burned and missing, carbonized deposits at the electrodes, or other symptoms like misfiring, it’s time to replace it.
The best way to check if the spark plug is defective is to use a spark plug tester and see if there’s a strong spark between its terminals when you turn the engine over with a wrench.
The carburetor might be clogged
The carburetor might clog up. A commonly caused clogging is by leaving fuel in a leaf blower for a long period of time, causing some of the ingredients to evaporate, leaving behind a thicker and stickier substance.
This sticky substance can clog up the carburetor and prevent it from starting properly.
If your Echo blower runs poorly or doesn’t want to start at all, perhaps cleaning or replacing the carburetor would be the best course of action.
Faulty Ignition Coil
The ignition coil sends voltage to the spark plug while the engine is running for starting.
If the ignition coil is replaced it might cause the vehicle not to start. Therefore, the spark plug should be tested before replacing a new ignition coil.
Air Filter may be clogged
The air filter in your Echo blower may be clogged. If the air filter is clogged, the engine will get too much fuel and not enough air. As a result, the engine may not start as quickly as expected.
If the air filter is clogged, replace it immediately and start enjoying clean fresh air in your Echo blower again.
Dirty Spark Arrestor
A spark arrestor is a small screen that prevents the engine from emitting sparks. Over time, the spark arrestor can become dirty with soot and grease.
If the spark arrestor is dirty, your lawnmower may not start, or it may fail to run properly while in use. In order to unclog the spark arrestor, remove it and clean it out using a wire brush or you can simply swap it out for a clean one.
Fuel filter might be clogged
The fuel filter on your leaf blower may be clogged. This happens when fuel has been left in it for a long period of time, allowing certain ingredients to evaporate while leaving behind a thicker substance that is harder to stir up.
Thicker and stickier fuel will clog the fuel filter and keep the engine from starting. If you have old supply left over, drain the tank and replace the fuel filter to resolve this issue.
Problems with Recoil Starter
The recoil starter engages the crankshaft to turn over the engine. A defective recoil starter assembly will prevent your leaf blower from starting up.
Remove the starter assembly and inspect it to determine if everything is working properly. When you pull on the starter rope, tabs extending from the pulley and cam should grab the hub on the engine, causing the engine to rend.
When you let go of the rope, these tabs should retract so that the rope can then be rewound onto its pulley. If your recoil starter assembly is defective, you’ll need to replace it with a new one.
The rewind spring may be broken
If the starter in your Echo blower recoil system is broken, it will be difficult to get the blower running. The recoil starter assembly consists of a spring-loaded reel and a hub that gets wound with rope.
When you yank the rope, the reel should pull the rope back into place with enough force to spin the engine.
If you see any cracks or bends in the rewind spring or grooves worn at the center of the hub (or both) from repeated use, most likely you need a new recoil starter assembly, as individual springs may not make much difference.