Bought this leaf blower last fall, used it 4 or 5 times and drained the gas like the ist. said and put it away for the year. Got it out this spring and it would barely run, took it to my local echo dealer ( Westenbrook in Holland Mi.) and they took 2 weeks to fix it for me, which they didn't, maybe at best did some adjustments, in the mentime I called echo because they said the 5 year warranty didn't cover gas related problems and echo customer service was probably the worst company representatives I have ever dealt with. Just a complete and total lack of concern for my problem, so here I sit with a new blower that now won't even run, husavarna and stihl both make a similar product that is comparable in price and both have better reviews, maybe I should have looked into the other brands before my purchase and if you read this, I hope you do and think real hard about not buying an echo prod., I never will again.
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Echo high dollar junk
Posted by Bitten once on 09/04/2011
I bought a trimmer I thought was top of the line. It has given trouble since day one. had to run 10 minutes to warn up. when it was cutting it would cut. when it worked, when the primer bulb was replaced it was a major job. remove gas tank, remove 4 screws then have to replace all carb gaskets. changed spark plug,2 fuel filters. crank up in 10 pulls or at least 5. cutoff when given gas. I would not recommend this trimmer. contact with Echo was a wasted call the trimmer was 5 years old and used maybe 4 to 5 times per season on a one acre yard.