Echo PAS-280 trimmer won't run at all
My client usually has me work on his tractors, trucks, etc. but this time gave me his Echo PAS-280 trimmer to fix. It had worked well, then sputtered. When he brought it to me, I gave it a shot of starting fluid and it fired but wouldn't stay running.
Took it home and I can't get the least sputter from it. Checked plug, it's clean, dry, heated it and dried it out, and it sparks nicely when grounded on the bracket. But give a cough, it will not.
I plan to replace the plug, knowing that some defects will keep a plug from firing under compression. But really? I've fixed dozens of gas engines and this one is behaving very badly. My knowledge has failed me..it should at least sputter when given a whiff of ether, choked or not.