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Old 04-30-2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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Have an echo GT225 and i get it to start but as soon as I even start to move the choke it stalls. I have cleaned and rebuilt the carb, fresh gas but still same problem.
What could be so sensitive that all i need to do is barely touch the choke lever and it cuts right out?

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Old 04-30-2014, 05:31 PM   #2
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Have you changed the fuel filter?

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Old 04-30-2014, 05:39 PM   #3
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no I have not changed it.... I pulled it from the tank to look at it and it seems ok? I removed the clip holding the small piece of foam on the filter and the foam look clean but the filter itself looks like solid metal but I am sure its some type of filter. Can i try to run it without the filter just to test it?
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:50 PM   #4
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It can't hurt. I was chasing hesitation in my echo blower. It was the 2 year old filter.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:52 PM   #5
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Something as simple as a plugged up gas cap. Simple to check, remove the cap to see if it run right.
Carbon build up in the muffler can also cause this.
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:52 PM   #6
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i had already checked the muffler screen it is clean, tried to run with removed fuel filter same thing....
it sure is showing symptoms of a fuel delivery issue but I am starting to wonder? Can it be something else causing it to cut out as soon as the engine tries to run a little harder? the trimmer is only 2-3 years old
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i had already checked the muffler screen it is clean, tried to run with removed fuel filter same thing.... it sure is showing symptoms of a fuel delivery issue but I am starting to wonder? Can it be something else causing it to cut out as soon as the engine tries to run a little harder? the trimmer is only 2-3 years old
Did you rule out the filter?
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:06 PM   #8
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I remover the filter, and reinserted the tube back into the tank and started it....same problem.
I did see it gas flows back into the tank when I push the primmer bulb both with and with out the filter. not sure if that was any indication the filter was not clogged so I removed it and still same problem
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The primer does send gas back to the tank. Doubt it's the spark plug. Any chance the throttle cable is pinched or kinked?
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:20 PM   #10
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yes primer sends gas back into the tank, I pulled the plug and it looks good.
throttle cable seems to be working fine, i had to disconnect it from the carb when I rebuilt the carb and it looked good.
I am stumped
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I would replace the spark plug. Cheap and you would know it was not the problem.
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:37 PM   #12
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would the trimmer still idle if the plug was bad?
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Anything is possible. Let us know how it goes.
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Since it runs on the choke, I am going to suspect a fuel delivery issue. Have you checked the fuel lines? If they get hard and brittle they can leak at the connections and the choke may be overcoming this issue
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Have you checked the exhaust ports for carbon buildup?

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