Why does my Echo SRM-225 gas trimmer stall or bog down?
My ECHO SRM-225 starts on cold setting but dies out soon after, sometimes one to three minutes, sometimes just a few seconds. Throttling always makes it bog down and stop. I recently replaced fuel line and filter (Echo 90097 kit) and still, no better. I have been using TRuFuel 50:1 with no problems for months until now. I checked the plug, not dirty at all. I just checked the spark arrestor screen, and it was clean. The one thing I do notice is an accumulation of grease/oil near the exhaust.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
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I had the same issue, oily exhaust port and bog down/stall on acceleration. I disassembled carb.. cleaned, (I thought). Cleaned exhaust port. Still a no go. Then I removed the gas filter, same problem. Finally I put the intake hose in my mouth and blew and sucked on it. I left fuel filter off. Now she is running without bogging down and idling okay. If I removed the gas filter and blew and sucked on the line first, I would not have to go through disassemling the muffler and carburetor. I sprayed the jets but the clog must have been in the fuel line. I don't know why my exhaust port was so oily and I thought too much fuel was getting through initially, but that was not the case. I did not make any adjustments to the carburetor. My woeful tale turned to glee and relief, Thanks for your time.
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