Echo ES-255 Blower User Manual

SHRED'N'VAC®
Operator's Manual
MODEL ES-255
warning
Read rules for safe operation and instructions carefully. ECHO provides this
Operator's Manual, which must be read and understood for proper and safe operation.
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Introduction
Welcome to the ECHO family. This ECHO product was designed and manufactured to provide long life and on-thejob dependability. Read and understand this manual. You will find it easy to use and full of helpful operating tips and
SAFETY messages.
the operator's manual
Read and understand this manual before operation. Keep it in a safe
place for future reference. It contains specifications and information
for operation, starting, stopping, maintenance, storage and assembly
specific to this product.
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MODEL
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WARNING
Read rules for safe operation and instructions carefully. ECHO provides this Operator's
Manual, which must be read and understood for proper and safe operation.
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Table of Contents
Introduction.................................................................2
- The Operator's Manual........................................2
Safety..........................................................................3
- Manual Safety Symbols and Important
Information..........................................................3
- International Symbols..........................................3
- Personal Condition and Safety Equipment..........3
- Equipment Check.................................................6
Emission Control........................................................6
Description..................................................................7
Contents......................................................................8
Assembly....................................................................9
- Blower Application..............................................9
- Vacuum/Shredding Application.........................10
Operation...................................................................12
- Fuel....................................................................12
- Starting Cold Engine..........................................14
- Starting Warm Engine........................................15
- Stopping Engine.................................................15
- Operating Blower...............................................16
- SHRED'N'VAC® Operation................................16
- SHRED'N'VAC® Troubleshootin.......................17
Copyright© 2010 By Echo, Incorporated
All Rights Reserved.
Maintenance..............................................................18
- Skill Levels........................................................18
- Maintenance Intervals........................................18
- Air Filter............................................................19
- Fuel Filter...........................................................19
- Spark Plug..........................................................20
- Cooling System..................................................20
- Exhaust System.................................................. 21
- Shredder Blade...................................................23
- Debris Bag.........................................................23
- Carburetor Adjustment.......................................24
- High Altitude Operation.................................24
Troubleshooting........................................................25
Storage......................................................................26
Specifications............................................................27
Warranty Statements.................................................28
Servicing Information...............................................32
- Parts/Serial Number...........................................32
- Service...............................................................32
- ECHO Consumer Product Support....................32
- Warranty Registration........................................32
- Additional or Replacement Manuals.................32
Specifications, descriptions and illustrative material in this
literature are as accurate as known at the time of publication, but are subject to change without notice. Illustrations
may include optional equipment and accessories, and may
not include all standard equipment.
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Safety
manual safety symbols and important information
Throughout this manual and on the product itself, you will find safety alerts and helpful, informational messages preceded by symbols or key words. The following is an explanation of those symbols and key words and what they mean to
you.
DANGER
The safety alert symbol accompanied by the word
“DANGER” calls attention to an act or condition
which WILL lead to serious personal injury or
death if not avoided.
WARNING
The safety alert symbol accompanied by the word
“WARNING” calls attention to an act or condition which CAN lead to serious personal injury or
death if not avoided.
CAUTION
The safety alert symbol accompanied by the word
“CAUTION” calls attention to an act or condition
which may lead to minor or moderate personal
injury if not avoided.
international symbols
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Read and understand
Operator's Manual.
Wear eyes, ears and
head protection
Hot
Surface
Safety/Alert
or sparks near fuel.
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Circle and slash symbol
This symbol means the specific action
shown is prohibited. Ignoring these prohibitions can result in serious or fatal injury.
NOTE
This enclosed message provides tips for use, care
and maintenance of the unit.
IMPORTANT
The enclosed message provides information necessary for the protection of the unit.
Symbol form/shape
Fuel and oil mixture
Symbol
description/application
Emergency stop
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Ignition
ON/OFF
Finger Severing
Carburetoradjustment
- Low speed mixture
Wear hand
protection. Use
two handed.
Carburetor adjustment
- Idle speed
Carburetor adjustment
- High speed mixture
Choke Control
"Cold Start"
Position
(Choke Closed)
Choke Control
"Run"
Position
(Choke Open)
Wear slip resistant
foot wear.
DO NOT smoke
near fuel.
DO NOT allow flames
Idle Speed
Primer bulb
Fast Speed
personal condition and safety equipment
WARNING
SHRED'N'VAC® users risk injury to themselves and others if the SHRED'N'VAC® is used improperly and/or safety
precautions are not followed. Proper clothing and safety gear must be worn when operating SHRED'N'VAC® .
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Physical Condition
Your judgment and physical dexterity may not be good:
• if you are tired or sick,
• if you are taking medication,
• if you have taken alcohol or drugs.
Operate unit only if you are physically and mentally well.
Eye Protection
Wear eye protection that meets ANSI Z87.1 or CE requirements whenever you operate the unit.
Hand Protection
Wear no-slip, heavy-duty work gloves to improve your grip on the blower handle. Gloves also reduce the transmission
of machine vibration to your hands.
Breathing Protection
Wear a facemask to protect against dust.
Hearing Protection
ECHO recommends wearing hearing protection whenever unit is used.
Proper Clothing
Wear snug fitting, durable clothing;
• Pants should have long legs, shirts with long sleeves.
• DO NOT WEAR SHORTS,
• DO NOT WEAR TIES, SCARVES, and JEWELRY.
Wear sturdy work shoes with nonskid soles:
• DO NOT WEAR OPEN TOED SHOES,
• DO NOT OPERATE UNIT BAREFOOTED.
Keep long hair away from engine and blower intake. Retain hair with cap or net.
Hot Humid Weather
Heavy protective clothing can increase operator fatigue, which may lead to heat stroke. Schedule heavy work for early
morning or late afternoon hours when temperatures are cooler.
Vibration and Cold
It is believed that a condition called Raynaud’s Phenomenon, which affects the fingers of certain individuals, may be
brought about by exposure to vibration and cold. Exposure to vibration and cold may cause tingling and burning sensations, followed by loss of color and numbness in the fingers. The following precautions are strongly recommended,
because the minimum exposure, which might trigger the ailment, is unknown.
• Keep your body warm, especially the head, neck, feet, ankles,
hands, and wrists.
• Maintain good blood circulation by performing vigorous arm
exercises during frequent work breaks, and also by not smoking.
• Limit the hours of operation. Try to fill each day with jobs where
operating the unit or other hand-held power equipment is not
required.
• If you experience discomfort, redness, and swelling of the fingers
followed by whitening and loss of feeling, consult your physician
before further exposing yourself to cold and vibration.
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Repetitive Stress Injuries
It is believed that overusing the muscles and tendons of the fingers, hands, arms, and shoulders may cause soreness,
swelling, numbness, weakness, and extreme pain in those areas. Certain repetitive hand activities may put you at a high
risk for developing a Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI). An extreme RSI condition is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), which
could occur when your wrist swells and squeezes a vital nerve that runs through the area.
Some believe that prolonged exposure to vibration may contribute to CTS. CTS can cause severe pain for months or
even years.
To reduce the risk of RSI/CTS, do the following:
• Avoid using your wrist in a bent, extended, or twisted position.
Instead try to maintain a straight wrist position. Also, when
grasping, use your whole hand, not just the thumb and index
finger.
• Take periodic breaks to minimize repetition and rest your hands.
• Reduce the speed and force with which you do the repetitive
movement.
• Do exercises to strengthen the hand and arm muscles.
• Immediately stop using all power equipment and consult a doctor if you feel tingling, numbness, or pain in the fingers, hands,
wrists, or arms. The sooner RSI/CTS is diagnosed, the more
likely permanent nerve and muscle damage can be prevented.
DANGER
Do not operate this product indoors or in inadequately ventilated
areas. Engine exhaust contains poisonous emissions and can cause
serious injury or death.
Read the Manuals
• Provide all users of this equipment with the Operator’s Manual
and Safety Manual for instructions on Safe Operation.
Clear the Work Area
• Spectators and fellow workers must be warned, and children and
animals prevented from coming nearer than 15 m (50 ft.) while
the unit is in use.
• Take wind conditions into account: avoid open doors and windows.
• Do not point blower at people or animals.
• Review area to be cleared. Look for potential hazards such as
stones or metal objects.
Keep a Firm Grip
• Hold the handle in one hand, with thumb and fingers encircling
the handle.
Keep a Solid Stance
• Maintain footing and balance at all times. Do not stand on slippery, uneven or unstable surfaces. Do not work in odd positions
or on ladders. Do not over reach.
Avoid Hot Surfaces
• Keep exhaust area clear of flammable debris. Avoid contact during and immediately after operation.
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equipment check
WARNING
Use only ECHO approved attachments. Serious injury may result from the use of a non-approved attachment combination. ECHO, INC. will not be responsible for the failure of cutting devices, attachments or accessories which have
not been tested and approved by ECHO. Read and comply with all safety instructions listed in this manual and safety
manual.
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Check unit for loose/missing nuts, bolts and screws. Tighten and/or replace as needed.
Do not use blower if any part is missing or damaged.
Have repairs done only by an authorized ECHO Service dealer.
Do not use any attachment, accessory or replacement part unless it is recommended in this Operator's Manual.
WARNING
Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep hands, clothing and loose objects away from all
openings.
•ALWAYS stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure all moving parts have come to a complete stop before removing obstructions, clearing debris, or servicing unit.
•DO NOT start or operate unit unless all guards and protective covers are properly assembled to unit.
•NEVER reach into any opening while the engine is running. Moving parts may not be visible through openings.
WARNINg
Check fuel system for leaks due to fuel tank damage, especially if the unit is dropped. If damage or leaks are found,
do not use unit, otherwise serious personal injury or property damage may occur. Have unit repaired by an authorized
servicing dealer before using.
Emission Control (exhaust & evaporative)
EPA 2010 and Later
The emission control system for the engine is EM/TWC (Engine Modification and 3-way Catalyst) and for the fuel tank
the Control System is EVAP (Evaporative Emissions) or N (for nylon tank). Evaporative emission may be applicable to
California models only.
An Emission Control Label is located on the unit. (This is
an EXAMPLE ONLY; information on label varies by engine
FAMILY).
PRODUCT EMISSION DURABILITY (EMISSION COMPLIANCE PERIOD)
The 300 hour emission compliance period is the time span selected by the manufacturer certifying the engine emissions output meets applicable emissions regulations, provided that approved maintenance procedures are followed as
listed in the Maintenance Section of this manual.
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Description
Locate the safety decal on your unit. Make sure the decals are legible and that you understand and follow the instructions on them. If a decal cannot be read, a new one can be ordered from your ECHO dealer. See PARTS ORDERING
instructions for specific information.
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Hot Decal (near muffler and engine)
P/N X505002310
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General Warning Decal (located on
blower housing)
P/N X505002080
Sound Label (located on blower
housing)
P/N X508000130
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
1 0.
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12.
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15.
16.
17.
SAFETY DECAL - Lists important safety precautions.
STOP SWITCH - "SLIDE SWITCH" mounted on top of handle. Push forward to start and run. Slide back to stop.
SPARK PLUG - Provides spark to ignite fuel mixture.
SAFETY DECAL - Lists important safety precautions.
FUEL TANK CAP - Covers and seals fuel tank.
RECOIL STARTER HANDLE - Pull recoil handle slowly until recoil starter engages, then quickly and firmly.
When engine starts, return handle slowly. DO NOT let handle snap back or damage to unit will occur.
Spark arrestor muffler or spark arrestor muffler with catalyst -The muffler or
catalytic muffler controls exhaust noise and emission. The spark arrestor screen prevents hot, glowing particles of
carbon from leaving the muffler. Keep exhaust area clear of flammable debris.
CHOKE - Choke is located on top of the air cleaner. Move choke lever to "COLD START" (
) to close choke
for cold starting. Move choke lever to "RUN" (
) position to open choke.
PURGE BULB - Pumping purge bulb before starting engine draws fresh fuel from the fuel tank, purging air from
the carburetor. Pump purge bulb until fuel is visible and flows freely in the clear fuel tank return line. Pump purge
bulb an additional 4 or 5 times..
BLOWER PIPES - Exclusive positive locking system.
THROTTLE POSITION LEVER - Pull back to increase engine speed. Friction washers maintain throttle lever
setting.
THROTTLE TRIGGER - Spring loaded to return to idle when released. During acceleration, press trigger gradually for best operating technique.
AIR CLEANER - Contains replaceable air filter element.
LOCKING RING - Locks blower pipe.
SHOULDER STRAP - Secures debris bag to sholder.
VACUUM TUBE - Sucks in materials to be shredded.
DEBRIS BAG - Collects shredded material.
Contents
1 - Power Head
1 - Blower Pipe (upper)
1 - Blower Pipe (lower)
1 - SHRED 'N' VAC® Suction Tube
1 - Elbow Pipe
1 - Debris Bag
1 - Operator's Manual
1 - Warranty Registration Card
1 - Echo Power Blend X TM 2-stroke oil sample
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MODEL
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WARNING
Read rules for safe operation and instructions carefully. ECHO provides this Operator's
Manual, which must be read and understood for proper and safe operation.
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Assembly
WARNING
Never perform maintenance or assembly procedures with engine
running or serious personal injury may result.
blower application
Install Blower Pipes
1. Stand unit upright on blower base.
2. Release locking ring (C) with a coin or screwdriver, and rotate so
that lock symbol (A) is at top of ring.
3. Align locking ribs (E) on upper blower pipe with recesses (D) in
locking ring, and slide upper blower pipe into locking ring.
4. After inserting upper blower pipe into fan case so that line (F)
meets locking ring (C), rotate locking ring clockwise 1/8 turn to
lock upper blower pipe in place.
blower pipe (upper)
5. Align tabs (H) with grooves (G) and slide lower blower pipe over
upper pipe until there is light resistance. Do not force connection.
6. Hold upper pipe, and turn lower pipe clockwise, engaging positive locking channels until connection is firm. Do not force connection.
NOTE
Blower use will eventually loosen pipe connections. Exclusive
positive locking system allows pipes to be tightened. If loosening
occurs, remove lower straight pipe, and install according to instructions 5 & 6.
blower pipe (upper)
blower pipe (lower)
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vacuum/shredding application
Remove Blower Pipes
1. Release locking ring (C) with a coin or screwdriver, and rotate
ring so that lock symbol (A) is at top of ring.
2. Remove pipes from locking ring.
Install Vacuum Tube
1. Turn knob (I) counter clockwise until hinged housing cover is
free to open for vacuum tube installation.
2. Opening housing cover, slide recess (J) on vacuum tube into
locking rib (K), and turn the vacuum tube clockwise so that it is
locked.
NOTE
Engine will not start/operate unless safety interlock switch (K) is
activated by the vacuum tube.
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Install Bag
1. Stand unit upright on blower base.
2. Release locking ring (C) with a coin or screwdriver, and rotate so
that lock symbol (A) is at top of ring.
3. Align locking ribs (L) on elbow with recesses (D) in locking ring,
and slide elbow into locking ring.
4. After inserting elbow into fan case so that line (M) meets locking
ring (C), rotate locking ring clockwise 1/8 turn to lock elbow in
place.
5. Place debris bag opening over flared end of elbow, and cinch bag
(O) securely at the position (N) with Velcro strap.
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Operation
WARNING
Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep hands, clothing and loose objects away from all
openings. Always stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure all moving parts have come to a complete stop
before removing obstructions, clearing debris, or servicing unit. Blower housing may contain shredder blades and
other sharp edges that can cause serious injuries if touched, even if engine is off and blades are not moving. Wear
gloves to protect hands from sharp edges and hot surfaces.
WARNING
Operation of this equipment may create sparks that can start fires around dry vegetation. This unit is equipped
with a spark arrestor and a spark arrestor may be required. The operator should contact local fire agencies for
laws or regulations relating to fire prevention requirements.
fuel
NOTICE: Use of unmixed, improperly mixed, or fuel older than 90 days, (stale fuel), may cause hard starting, poor
performance, or severe engine damage and void the product warranty. Read and follow instructions in the Storage
section of this manual.
WARNING
Alternative fuels, such as E-15 (15% ethanol), E-85 (85% ethanol) or any fuels not meeting ECHO requirements are
NOT approved for use in ECHO 2-stroke gasoline engines. Use of alternative fuels may cause performance problems, loss of power, overheating, fuel vapor lock, and unintended machine operation, including, but not limited to,
improper clutch engagement. Alternative fuels may also cause premature deterioration of fuel lines, gaskets, carburetors and other engine components.
Fuel Requirements
Gasoline - Use 89 Octane [R+M/2] (mid grade or higher) gasoline known to be good quality. Gasoline may contain up to
10% Ethanol (grain alcohol) or 15% MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether). Gasoline containing methanol (wood alcohol)
is NOT approved.
Two Stroke Oil - A two-stroke engine oil meeting ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and J.A.S.O. FC/FD Standards must
be used. Echo brand premium Power Blend X TM Universal 2-Stroke Oil meets these standards. Engine problems due to
inadequate lubrication caused by failure to use an ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and J.A.S.O. FC/FD certified oil, such
as Echo premium Power Blend X TM, will void the two-stroke engine warranty.
IMPORTANT
Echo premium Power Blend X TM Universal 2-Stroke Oil may be mixed at 50:1 ratio for application in all Echo engines sold in the past regardless of ratio specified in those manuals.
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Handling Fuel
DANGER
Fuel is VERY flammable. Use extreme care when mixing, storing or handling or serious personal injury may result.
•Use an approved fuel container.
•DO NOT smoke near fuel.
•DO NOT allow flames or sparks near fuel.
•Fuel tanks/cans may be under pressure. Always loosen fuel caps slowly allowing pressure to equalize.
•NEVER refuel a unit when the engine is HOT or RUNNING!
•DO NOT fill fuel tanks indoors. ALWAYS fill fuel tanks outdoors over bare ground.
• DO NOT overfill fuel tank. Wipe up spills immediately.
•Securely tighten fuel tank cap and close fuel container after refueling.
•Inspect for fuel leakage. If fuel leakage is found, do not start or operate unit until leakage is repaired.
•Move at least 3m (10 ft.) from refueling location before starting the engine.
Mixing Instructions
1. Fill an approved fuel container with half of the required amount of gasoline.
2. Add the proper amount of 2-stroke oil to gasoline.
3. Close container and shake to mix oil with gasoline.
4. Add remaining gasoline, close fuel container, and remix.
IMPORTANT
Spilled fuel is a leading cause of hydrocarbon emissions. Some
states may require the use of automatic fuel shut-off containers
to reduce fuel spillage.
After use
• DO NOT store a unit with fuel in its tank. Leaks can occur. Return
unused fuel to an approved fuel storage container.
Storage - Fuel storage laws vary by locality. Contact your local government for the laws affecting your area. As a precaution, store fuel in
an approved, airtight container. Store in a well-ventilated, unoccupied
building, away from sparks and flames.
IMPORTANT
Stored fuel ages. Do not mix more fuel than you expect to use in
thirty (30) days, ninety (90) days when a fuel stabilizer is added.
IMPORTANT
Stored two-stroke fuel may separate. ALWAYS shake fuel container thoroughly before each use.
Shoulder
level
Fuel tank
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starting cold engine
1.
Stop Switch
Move stop switch button (A) away from the STOP position.
A
B
2. Throttle Position Lever
Move throttle position lever (B) midway between idle and full
throttle positions.
3. Choke
) Position.
Move choke (C) to Cold Start (
4. Purge Bulb
Pump purge bulb (D) until fuel is visible and flows freely in the
clear fuel tank return line.
C
D
IMPORTANT
Recoil starter: Use short pulls - only 1/2 ~ 2/3 of rope for starting. Do not allow the rope to snap back in. Always hold the unit
firmly.
5. Recoil Starter
Place the unit on a flat, clear area. Firmly grasp throttle grip with
left hand and rapidly pull recoil starter handle/rope (E) until engine fires, or maximum 5 pulls.
6. Choke
Move choke lever (C) to Run (
engine.
) position if necessary, restart
NOTE
If engine does not start after 5 pulls, repeat instructions 3-6.
E
7. After engine warm up, gradually depress throttle trigger to increase engine RPM to operating speed.
NOTE
Allow engine to warm up before use.
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starting warm engine
A
The starting procedure is the same as Cold Start except DO NOT close
the choke.
B
1. Stop Switch
Move stop switch button (A) away from the STOP position.
2. Throttle Position Lever
Move throttle position lever (B) midway between idle and full
throttle positions.
3. Purge Bulb
Pump purge bulb (D) until fuel is visible and flows freely in the
clear fuel tank return line.
4. Recoil Starter
Place the unit on a flat, clear area. Firmly grasp throttle grip with
left hand and rapidly pull recoil starter handle/rope (E) until engine fires.
D
IMPORTANT
Recoil starter: Use short pulls - only 1/2 ~ 2/3 of rope for starting. Do not allow the rope to snap back in. Always hold the unit
firmly.
NOTE
If engine does not start after 5 pulls, use Cold Start Procedure.
E
stopping engine
1. Throttle Trigger/Throttle Position Lever
Release throttle trigger (F). Move throttle position lever (B)
forward to idle position and allow engine to return to idle before
shutting off engine.
2. Stop Switch
Move stop switch (A) to “STOP” position.
warning
If engine does not stop when stop switch is moved to STOP position, close choke - COLD START position - to stall engine. Have
your ECHO dealer repair stop switch before using blower again.
A
B
F
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operating blower
WARNING
Engine exhaust IS HOT, and contains Carbon Monoxide (CO), a
poison gas. Breathing CO can cause unconsciousness, serious injury, or death. Exhaust can cause serious burns. ALWAYS position
unit so that exhaust is directed away from your face and body.
warning
Always wear safety glasses, hearing protection and a face filter
mask or serious personal injury may result. Do not point the blower
pipe in the direction of people or pets.
IMPORTANT
Use reduced speed only when performing light-duty tasks or
to comply with local noise regulations. Continuous low speed
operation may allow fuel/oil residue to build-up on the piston
and cause rapid build-up of carbon on the spark arrestor screen,
resulting in overheating and engine damage. To reduce harmful
build-up, run engine at wide open throttle for at least 5 minutes
every hour, and inspect/clean the spark arrestor screen after approximately 40 hours of operation.
Read the Safety Section carefully.
IMPORTANT
To avoid engine damage due to over-revving, do not block
blower pipe.
1. Use only during appropriate hours.
2. Allow the engine to warm up at a fast idle for a few minutes.
3. Control engine speed with throttle trigger (F), or for continuous use, set engine speed with throttle position lever (B). Rotate
throttle position lever forward for lower speed, back for higher
speed.
4. Use lower speed to blow debris from hard surfaces.
5. Additional speed may be necessary to clean debris, snow, etc.
from lawns and flowerbeds.
NOTE
Never use a higher speed setting than necessary to perform a task.
Remember, the higher the engine speed, the louder the blower
noise. Minimize dust by using blower at lower speeds. Keep debris
on your property.
Be Smart - be a good neighbor.
B
F
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shred'n' vac® operation
WARNING
Flying debris hazard. Never operate unit as a vacuum unless
discharge elbow is installed and debris bag is securely cinched to
elbow. Failure to follow instructions can result in serious injuries.
WARNING
Debris bag is flammable and could be ignited if allowed to contact
hot muffler cover or exhaust. Keep bag away from hot surfaces at
all times.
1. Adjust debris bag strap to support bag on operator’s shoulder.
Bag must not be folded at intake area, or intake will clog. Further
adjustment may be necessary as the debris bag fills and becomes
heavier.
2. Grip throttle control handle with left hand, and lower handle/
stand with right hand.
3. Operate unit with beveled end of tube facing downward. Keep
tube opening close to material being vacuumed for best results.
4. Empty bag when debris level reaches intake opening. To empty
bag, move stop switch to “Stop” position, and wait for blower
to stop running. Loosen Velcro strap at elbow and slide bag off
elbow. Open other end of bag, and empty contents. Close bag,
and reattach to blower. Secure bag with Velcro strap.
NOTE Vacuum action works best at higher
engine speeds. Avoid using vacuum in
areas where rocks or other large, hard
debris may be vacuumed into unit. Clear
these areas with blower first, blowing
light debris into a pile. Use attachment
to vacuum pile.
shred 'n' vac® troubleshooting
Problem
Unit runs, but doesn’t vacuum or
has poor suction
Cause
Remedy
Elbow or debris bag clogged
Check elbow and debris bag, and clear
as needed. Make sure bag is not folded
over at intake during use.
Obstructions in vacuum tube
Check vacuum tube, and remove obstructions. Avoid wet leaves.
Remove vacuum tube and check fan
area. Remove object.
Unit stopped suddenly during vacu- Object stuck in fan housing area
uming, and now starter won’t work
Unit jams repeatedly during use
Material being vacuumed too big or
too hard for blades to shred
Use vacuum for leaves and small
twigs, maximum 1/4” diameter x 3”
long.
Vacuum tube difficult to install or
remove from unit
Tube/housing fit tight.
Apply small amount of soapy water
to end of tube to ease assembly or
removal. Turns tube 1/4 turn to loosen
for removal.
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Maintenance
WARNING
Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep hands, clothing and loose objects away from all
openings. Always stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure all moving parts have come to a complete stop
before removing obstructions, clearing debris, or servicing unit. Allow unit to cool before performing service. Wear
gloves to protect hands from sharp edges and hot surfaces.
Your ECHO blower is designed to provide many hours of trouble free service. Regular scheduled maintenance will help
your blower achieve that goal. If you are unsure or are not equipped with the necessary tools, you may want to take your
unit to an ECHO Service Dealer for maintenance. To help you decide whether you want to DO-IT-YOURSELF or have
the ECHO Dealer do it, each maintenance task has been graded. If task is not listed, see your ECHO Dealer for repairs.
skill level
Level 1 = Easy to do. Common tools may be required.
Level 2 = Moderate difficulty. Some specialized tools may be required.
ECHO offers REPOWERTM Maintenance Kits and Parts to make your maintenance job easier.
maintenance intervals
COMPONENT / SYSTEM
MAINTENANCE
PROCEDURE
REQ'D
SKILL
LEVEL
DAILY OR
BEFORE USE
EVERY
REFUEL
3 MONTHS
YEARLY
OR 90
600 HOURS
HOURS
Air Filter
Inspect/Clean
1
I/C*
Choke Shutter
Inspect/Clean
1
I/C
Fuel Filter
Inspect/Replace
1
I *
I/R*
Fuel Cap Gasket
Inspect/Replace
1
I *
R*
Fuel System
Inspect/Replace
1
Spark Plug
Inspect/Clean/Replace
1
Cooling System
Inspect/Clean
2
Muffler Spark Arrestor
Inspect/Clean/Replace
2
I/C/R*
Cylinder Exhaust Port
Inspect/Clean/Decarbon
2
I/C
Recoil Starter Rope
Inspect/Clean
1
I/C*
Screws/Nuts/Bolts
Inspect/Tighten/Replace
1
I *
I (1) *
R*
I (1) *
I/C/R*
I/C
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE LETTER CODES: I = INSPECT, R = REPLACE, C = CLEAN
IMPORTANT NOTE - Time intervals shown are maximum. Actual use and your experience will determine the
frequency of required maintenance.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE NOTES:
(1) Low evaporative fuel tanks DO NOT require regular maintenance to maintain emission integrity.
* All recommendations to replace are based on the finding of damage or wear during inspection.
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air filter
Level 1.
Tools required: 25-50 mm (1-2 in.) Cleaning brush.
Parts required: REPOWERTM AIR & FUEL FILTER KIT.
NOTE
Clean daily.
1. Close choke (Cold Start Position [ ]). This prevents dirt from
entering the carburetor throat when the air filter is removed. Brush
accumulated dirt from air cleaner area.
2. Remove air filter cover. Brush dirt from inside cover.
3. Remove air filter and lightly brush debris from filter. Replace
filter if it is damaged, fuel soaked, very dirty, or the rubber sealing
edges are deformed.
4. If filter can be reused, be certain it:
• Fits tightly in the air filter cavity.
• Is installed with the original side out.
5. Install air filter cover.
fuel filter
Level 1.
Tools required: 200-250 mm (8-10 in.) length of wire with one end
bent into a hook. Clean rag, funnel, and an approved
fuel container.
Parts required: REPOWERTM AIR & FUEL FILTER KIT.
DANGER
Fuel is VERY flammable. Use extreme care when mixing, storing
or handling.
1. Use a clean rag to remove loose dirt from around fuel cap and empty fuel tank.
2. Use the “fuel line hook” to pull the fuel line and filter from the tank.
3. Remove the filter from the line and install the new filter.
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spark plug
Level 2.
Tools required: T-Wrench, Feeler gauge
Parts Required: REPOWERTM Tune-Up Kit
IMPORTANT
Use only NGK BPM8Y spark plug otherwise severe engine
damage may occur.
1. Remove spark plug and check for fouling, worn and rounded
center electrode.
2. Clean the plug or replace with a new one. DO NOT sand blast to
clean. Remaining sand will damage engine.
3. Adjust spark plug gap by bending outer electrode.
4. Tighten spark plug to 150-170 kgf • cm (130-150 in • lbf).
cooling system
Level 2.
Tools required: 25-50 mm (1-2 in.) cleaning brush, 4 mm Hex Wrench.
Parts Required: None, if you are careful.
I MPORTANT
To maintain proper engine operating temperatures, cooling air must
pass freely through the cylinder fin area. This flow of air carries
combustion heat away from the engine.
Overheating and engine seizure can occur when:
• Air intakes are blocked, preventing cooling air from reaching the cylinder.
• Dust and grass build up on the outside of the cylinder. This build up insulates the engine and prevents the heat from leaving.
Removal of cooling passage blockages or cleaning of cooling fins is
considered “Normal Maintenance”. Any failure attributed to lack of
maintenance is not warranted.
Cleaning Grill
1. Brush accumulated debris from crankcase intake grill above the
fuel tank.
0.65 mm
(0.026 in.)
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Cleaning Cylinder Fins
1. Remove engine cover (two screws), pull cover away from engine.
Clean cylinder fins to allow cooling air to pass freely.
2. Loosely reassemble engine cover with two screws.
3. Tighten all screws securely.
exhaust system
Spark Arrestor Screen
Level 2.
Tools required: Cross Head Screwdriver, 4 mm Hex Wrench, Soft metal brush
Parts Required: Spark arrestor screen, Gasket
1. Remove engine cover (two screws), pull cover away from engine.
Clean cylinder fins with brush to allow cooling air to pass freely.
2. Remove spark arrestor cover (A), deflector (B), plate (C), gasket
(D), and spark arrestor screen (E) from muffler. Replace screen if
plugged with carbon deposits.
NOTE
When cleaning carbon deposit, be careful not to damage the catalytic element inside muffler.
3. Install spark arrestor screen, gasket, plate, deflector, and cover.
4. Loosely reassemble engine cover with two screws.
5. Tighten all screws securely.
E
D
C
B
A
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Exhaust Port Cleaning
Level 2.
Tools required: 4 mm Hex Wrench., Wood or plastic scraper
Parts Required: As needed: Heat Shield
1. Remove spark plug lead from spark plug, and remove engine
cover (2 screws).
2. Place piston at top dead center. Remove muffler (A) and heat
shield (B).
3. Use a wood or plastic scraping tool to clean deposits from cylinder exhaust port.
IMPORTANT
Never use a metal tool to scrape carbon from the exhaust port.
Do not scratch the cylinder or piston when cleaning the exhaust
port. Do not allow carbon particles to enter the cylinder.
4. Inspect heat shield, and replace if damaged.
5. Install heat shield and muffler.
6. Tighten muffler mounting bolts (or nuts) to 60-70 in•lbf (70-80
kgf•cm).
7. Install engine cover and attach spark plug lead.
8. Start engine, and warm to operating temperature.
9. Stop engine, and re-tighten mounting bolts (or nuts) to specifications.
B
A
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shredder blade
Level 1.
warning
Never remove vacuum tube or open fan guard when SHRED ‘N’
VAC® is running or serious personal injury may result. Always
wear heavy-duty work gloves when working in shredder blade area.
1. With engine stopped, remove spark plug wire, remove vacuum
tube from unit.
2. Remove accumulated debris from blade and inspect for damage.
IMPORTANT
Do not operate SHRED ‘N’ VAC® if shredder blade is damaged
or broken. Return unit to Echo Dealer for service.
3. Install vacuum tube. Refer to “Install Vacuum Tube and Bag
Assembly” (page 9) in assembly section for correct assembly
procedures.
debris bag
Level 1.
Parts Required: None
Shake dust from bag and inspect for hole or tears. Inspect zipper and
clean debris from teeth to assure complete closing of zipper.
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carburetor adjustment
Engine Break-In
New engines must be operated a minimum duration of two tanks of fuel
break-in before carburetor adjustments can be made. During the breakin period your engine performance will increase and exhaust emissions
will stabilize. Idle speed can be adjusted as required.
High Altitude Operation
This engine has been factory adjusted to maintain satisfactory starting,
emission, and durability performance up to 1,100 feet above sea level
(ASL) (96.0 kPa). To maintain proper engine operation and emission
compliance above 1,100 feet ASL the carburetor may need to be adjusted by an authorized ECHO service dealer.
Important
If the engine is adjusted for operation above 1,100 feet ASL, the
carburetor must be re-adjusted when operating the engine below
1,100 feet ASL, otherwise severe engine damage may result.
Level 2.
Tools required: Screwdriver, tachometer (Echo P/N 99051130017)
Parts required: None.
NOTE
Every unit is run at the factory and the carburetor is set in compliance with emission regulations. Carburetor adjustments, other than
idle speed, must be performed by an authorized ECHO dealer.
Idle Adjustment
Before adjustment make sure that:
• Air filter is clean and properly installed.
• Spark arrestor screen is free of carbon.
• Blower pipes are installed.
1. Start engine, run at idle for one minute.
2. Complete warm up by running at full throttle for 5 minutes, operating choke twice to clear air from carburetor chambers.
3. Check idle speed and reset if necessary. If a tachometer is available, idle speed screw (A) should be set to the specifications
found on Page 27"Specifications" of this manual. Turn idle screw
(A) clockwise to increase idle speed; counter clockwise to decrease idle speed.
A
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Troubleshooting
TROUblESHOOTiNg CHART
Problem
Engine cranks starts hard/
doesn't
start
C h eck
Status
Fuel at carburetor
No fuel at carburetor
Fuel at cylinder
C au se
Remedy
Fuel strainer clogged
Fuel line clogged
Carburetor
Clean or replace
Clean or replace
See your Echo dealer
No fuel at cylinder
Carburetor
See your Echo dealer
Muffler wet with fuel
Fuel Mixture too rich
Open choke
Clean/replace air filter
Adjust carburetor
See your Echo dealer
Spark at end
of plug wire
No spark
Stop switch off
Electrical problem
Interlock switch
Turn switch to ON
See your Echo dealer
See your Echo dealer
Spark at plug
No spark
Spark gap incorrect
Covered with carbon
Fouled with fuel
Plug defective
Adjust to .65mm (0.026 in.)
Clean or replace
Clean or replace
Replace plug
Air filter
Air filter dirty
Normal wear
Clean or replace
Fuel filter
Fuel filter dirty
Contaminants/residues in
fuel
Replace
Fuel vent
Fuel vent plugged
Spark Plug
Plug dirty/worn
Carburetor
Improper adjustment
Cooling System
Cooling system
dirty/plugged
Spark Arrestor Screen
Spark arrestor screen
plugged
Engine does
not crank
N/A
N/A
Engine runs,
blower doesn't
work or is
weak/uneven
Blower pipe
Pipe clogged
Engine runs,
but dies or
does not
accelerate
properly
Danger
Pipe loose
Pipe damaged
Contaminants/residues in fuel Clean or replace
Normal wear
Clean and adjust or replace
Vibration
Adjust
Extended operation in
dirty/dusty locations
Clean
Normal wear
Replace
Internal engine problem
See your Echo dealer
Build-up of debris
Unclog
Vibration
Tighten
Wear/Misuse
Replace
Fuel vapors are extremely flammable and may cause fire and/or explosion. Never test for ignition spark by grounding spark plug near cylinder plug hole, otherwise serious personal injury may result.
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Storage
warning
During operation the muffler or catalytic muffler and surrounding cover becomes hot. Always keep exhaust area clear
of flammable debris during transportation or when storing, otherwise serious property damage or personal injury may
result.
Long Term Storage (Over 30 Days)
Do not store your unit for a prolonged period of time (30 days or longer) without performing protective storage maintenance which includes the following:
1. Store unit in a dry, dust free place, out of the reach of children.
danger
Do not store where fuel fumes may accumulate or reach an open flame or spark.
2. Place the stop switchs in the "STOP" position.
3. Remove accumulation of grease, oil, dirt and debris from exterior of unit.
4. Perform all periodic lubrication and services that are required.
5. Tighten all screws and nuts.
6. Drain the fuel tank completely and pull the recoil starter handle several times to remove fuel from the carburetor.
7. Remove the spark plug and pour 7cc (1/4 oz.) of fresh, clean ECHO 2-stroke engine oil into the cylinder through
the spark plug hole.
A.Place a clean cloth over the spark plug hole.
B.Pull the recoil starter handle 2-3 times to distribute the oil inside the engine.
C.Observe the piston location through the spark plug hole.Pull the recoil handle slowly until the piston reaches the top of its travel and leave it there.
8. Install the spark plug (do not connect ignition cable).
9. Remove blower/vacuum pipes from unit.
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Specifications
MODEL����������������������������������������������������������ES-255
Length ������������������������������������������������������������340 mm (13.4 in.) (w/o pipes)
Width��������������������������������������������������������������260 mm (10.2 in.)
Height�������������������������������������������������������������350 mm (13.8 in.)
Weight w/blower pipes������������������������������������������4.8 kg (10.6 lb.)
Weight w/vac pipes����������������������������������������������5.9 kg (13.0 lb.)
Engine Type������������������������������������������������������Air cooled, two-stroke, single cylinder gasoline engine
Displacement�����������������������������������������������������25.4cc (1.55 cu. in.)
Bore����������������������������������������������������������������34.0 mm (1.34 in.)
Stroke��������������������������������������������������������������28.0 mm (1.10 in.)
Carburetor��������������������������������������������������������Zama Diaphragm model w/purge bulb
Ignition System��������������������������������������������������Flywheel Magneto, capacitor discharge ignition type
Spark Plug��������������������������������������������������������NGK BPMR8Y Gap 0.65 mm (0.026 in.)
Exhaust System��������������������������������������������������Spark arrestor muffler or spark arrestor muffler with catalyst
Fuel����������������������������������������������������������������Mixed (Gasoline and Two-stroke Oil)
Fuel/Oil Ratio����������������������������������������������������50 : 1 Power Blend X ™ ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and
J.A.S.O. M345- FC/FD, two-stroke, air-cooled engine oil.
Gasoline�����������������������������������������������������������Use 89 Octane unleaded. Do not use fuel containing methyl
alcohol, more than 10% ethyl alcohol or 15% MTBE. Do not
use alternative fuels such as E-15 or E-85.
Oil������������������������������������������������������������������Power Blend X ™ Premium Universal 2-Stroke Oil
Fuel Tank Capacity����������������������������������������������0.5 lit. (16.9 US fl. oz.)
Recoil Starter System�������������������������������������������Automatic Recoil Starter Centrifugal Type
Idle Speed (RPM)������������������������������������������������2,800 - 3,200
Wide Open Throttle Speed (RPM)����������������������������6,000 - 6,500
Maximum Air Speed w/pipes (MPH)�������������������������69.3 m/sec (155 mph)
Maximum Air Volume������������������������������������������9.7 m3/min. (342 cu. ft./min.)
Sound Level at 50 ft. dB(A) scale per ANSI B175.2�������70 dB(A)
IMPORTANT
This spark ignition system complies with the Canadian standard ICES-002.
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Warranty Statements
ECHO LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT FOR
PRODUCT SOLD IN USA AND CANADA BEGINNING 01/01/2010
ECHO'S RESPONSIBILITY
ECHO Incorporated’s Limited Warranty, provides to the original purchaser that this ECHO product is free from defects in material and workmanship.
Under normal use and maintenance from date of purchase, ECHO agrees to repair or replace at ECHO’s discretion, any defective product
free of charge at any authorized ECHO servicing dealer within listed below application time periods, limitations and exclusions. THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO ECHO PRODUCTS SOLD BY AUTHORIZED ECHO DEALERS. IT IS EXTENDED TO THE ORIGINAL
PURCHASER ONLY, AND IS NOT TRANSFERABLE TO SUBSEQUENT OWNERS EXCEPT FOR EMISSION RELATED PARTS. Repair
parts and accessories replaced under this warranty are warranted only for the balance of the original unit or accessory warranty period. Any
damage caused by improper installation or improper maintenance is not covered by this warranty. All parts or products replaced under warranty
become the property of ECHO, Inc. This warranty is separate from the Emission control warranty statement supplied with your new product.
Please consult the Emission Control Warranty Statement for details regarding emission related parts. For a list of Authorized ECHO Dealers
refer to WWW.ECHO-USA.COM or call 1-800-432-ECHO.
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY
To ensure trouble free warranty coverage it is important that you register your ECHO equipment on-line at WWW.ECHO-USA.COM or by filling out the warranty registration card supplied with your unit. Registering your product confirms your warranty coverage and provides a direct
link if we find it necessary to contact you.
The owner shall demonstrate reasonable care and use, and follow preventative maintenance, storage, fuel and oil usage as prescribed in the
operator’s manual. Should a product difficulty occur, you must, at your expense, deliver or ship your ECHO unit to an authorized ECHO servicing
dealer for warranty repairs (within the applicable warranty period), and arrange for pick-up or return of your unit after the repairs have been
made. For your nearest authorized ECHO servicing dealer, call ECHO’s Dealer Referral Center, at 1-800-432-ECHO or you can locate an ECHO
servicing dealer at WWW.ECHO-USA.COM. Should you require assistance or have questions concerning ECHO’s Warranty Statement, you
can contact our Consumer Product Support Department at 1-800-673-1558 or contact us through the web at WWW.ECHO-USA.COM.
PRODUCT WARRANTY PERIOD
RESIDENTIAL APPLICATION
• 5 YEAR WARRANTY - All units for residential, or non-income producing use will be covered by this limited warranty for five (5) years from
date of purchase.
EXCEPTIONS:
• For two-stroke engine powered products, the electronic ignition module, flexible drive cables, SRM solid drive shafts, and TC tines
are warranted for the life* of the product on parts only.
• Cutting attachments such as, but not limited to, bars, chains, sprockets, blades, and nylon trimmer heads for residential or non-income
producing use will be covered for failures due to defects in material or workmanship for a period of 60 days from original product
purchase date. Any misuse from contact with concrete, rocks, or other structures is not covered by this warranty.
• ECHO’s Rapid Loader String Head carries a lifetime warranty on the line locking system, parts only; no labor. Refer to your operator’s
manual for string head installation and maintenance instructions.
• All SB-Series and PRO ATTACHMENT SERIES Split Shaft attachments carry the same warranty duration as the units they are
designed to fit.
COMMERCIAL APPLICATION
• 1 YEAR WARRANTY - All Chain Saws, QuikVent Saws, and Cut-Off Saws for commercial, institutional, agricultural, industrial, or income
producing use will be covered by this limited warranty for one (1) year from the date of purchase.
• 2 YEAR WARRANTY - All other units for commercial, institutional, agricultural, industrial, or income producing use will be covered by this
limited warranty for two (2) years from the date of purchase.
EXCEPTIONS:
• For two-stroke engine powered products, the electronic ignition module, flexible drive cables, SRM solid drive shafts and TC tines,
are warranted for the life* of the product on parts only.
• Cutting attachments such as, but not limited to, bars, chains, sprockets, blades, and nylon trimmer heads for commercial, institutional,
agricultural, industrial, rental, or income producing will be covered for failures due to defects in material or workmanship for a period
of 30 days from original product purchase date. Any misuse from contact with concrete, rocks, or other structures is not covered by
this warranty.
• ECHO’s Rapid Loader String Head carries a lifetime warranty on the line locking system, parts only; no labor. Refer to your operator’s
manual for string head installation and maintenance instructions.
• All SB-Series and PRO ATTACHMENT SERIES Split Shaft attachments carry the same warranty duration as the units they are
designed to fit.
RENTAL APPLICATION - 90 DAYS WARRANTY
• Units for rental use will be covered against defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase.
* ECHO’s liability under the “Lifetime” coverage is limited to furnishing parts specified under the PROdUCT wARRANTy PERIOd section of
this warranty statement for “Life” free of charge for a period of ten (10) years after the date of the complete unit’s final production.
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PURCHASED REPAIR PARTS, SHORT BLOCKS AND ACCESSORIES
• 90-day residential, or non-income producing warranty
• 30-day commercial, institutional, agricultural, industrial, income producing, or rental application warranty
ATTENTION TWO-STROKE ENGINE POWER PRODUCT OWNERS
This ECHO two-stroke engine power product is a quality-engineered unit which has been manufactured to exact tolerances to provide superior
performance. To help ensure the performance of the unit, it is required to use two-stroke oil which meets the ISO-L-EGD Standard per ISO/CD
13738 and JASO M345/FC/FD Standards. ECHO Power Blend™ Two-Stroke Oil is a premium two-stroke oil specifically formulated to meet
ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and JASO M345/FC/FD Standards. The use of two-stroke oils designed for other applications, such as for outboard
motors or lawnmowers can result in severe engine damage, and will void your two-stroke engine limited warranty.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER DAMAGE CAUSED BY:
•
Lack of lubrication or engine failure, due to the use of two-stroke oils that do not meet the ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and JASO M345/
FC/FD Standards. Engine problems due to inadequate lubrication caused by failure to use an ISO-L-EGD compliant and JASO M345/FC/
FD registered oil, will void the two-stroke engine limited warranty. ECHO Power Blend™ Two-Stroke Oil meets the ISO-L-EGD and JASO
M345/FC/FD Standard. Emission related parts are covered for 5 years residential use or 2 years commercial use regardless of two-stroke
oil used, per the statement listed in the EPA or California Emission Defect Warranty Explanation.
•
damage caused by use of gasohol, containing methanol (wood alcohol), or gasoline containing less than 89 octane. Only use gasoline which
contains 89 octane or higher. Gasohol which contains a maximum 10% ethanol (grain alcohol) or 15% MTBE (methyl/tertiary/butyl/ether)
is also approved. The prescribed mixing ratio of gasoline to oil is listed on the ECHO oil label and covered in your operator’s manual.
•
Engine damage caused by use of ether or any starting fluids.
•
damage caused by tampering with engine speed governor or emission components, or running engines above specified and recommended
engine speeds as listed in your operator’s manual.
•
Operation of the unit with improperly maintained/removed cutting shield or removed/damaged air filter.
•
damage caused by dirt, pressure or steam cleaning the unit, salt water, corrosion, rust, varnish, abrasives, and moisture.
•
defects, malfunctions or failures resulting from abuse, misuse, neglect, modifications, alterations, normal wear, improper servicing, or use
of unauthorized attachments.
•
Incorrect storage procedures, stale fuel, including failure to provide or perform required maintenance services as prescribed in the operator's
manual. Preventative maintenance as outlined in the operators manual is the customer’s responsibility.
•
Failures due to improper set-up, pre-delivery service or repair service by anyone other than authorized ECHO servicing dealer during the
warranty period.
•
Certain parts and other items are not warranted, including but not limited to: lubricants, starter cords, and engine tune-ups.
•
Use of spark plugs other than those meeting performance and durability requirements of the OEM spark plug listed in the Operator's
Manuals.
•
Overheating or carbon scoring failures due to restricted, clogged exhaust port or combustion chamber, including damage to spark arrester
screen.
•
Adjustments after the first (30) thirty days and beyond, such as carburetor adjustment and throttle cable adjustment.
•
damage to gears or gear cases caused by contaminated grease or oil, use of incorrect type or viscosity of lubricants, and/or failure to comply
with recommended grease or oil change intervals.
•
damage caused by loading SHREd 'N' VAC® beyond recommended capacity.
•
damage caused by pump or sprayer running dry, pumping or spraying caustic or flammable materials, or lack of or broken strainers.
•
Additional damage to parts or components due to continued use after operational problem or failure occurs. Should operational problem or
failure occur, the product should not be used, but delivered as is to an authorized ECHO servicing dealer.
It is a dealer’s and/or customer’s responsibility to complete and return the warranty registration card supplied with your ECHO product or by visiting
WWW.ECHO-USA.COM. your receipt of purchase including date, model and serial number must be maintained and presented to an authorized
ECHO servicing dealer for warranty service. Proof of purchase rests solely with the customer. Some states do not allow limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so you may also have other specific legal rights which vary from state to state. This limited warranty is given by ECHO
Incorporated, 400 Oakwood Rd., Lake Zurich, IL 60047.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
This limited warranty is in lieu of all other expressed or implied warranties, including any warranty of FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
OR USE and any implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY otherwise applicable to this product. ECHO and its affiliated companies shall not be
liable for any special incidental or consequential damage, including lost profits. There are no warranties extended other than as provided herein.
This limited warranty may be modified only by ECHO.
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ECHO INCORPORATED EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
FOR ECHO AND SHINDAIWA BRANDS
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (C.A.R.B.) and ECHO Incorporated (ECHO Inc.) are pleased
to explain the emission control system warranty on your 2010 and later equipment/small off-road engine (SORE). New equipment/SORE must be
designed, built and equipped to meet stringent EPA and C.A.R.B. anti-smog standards. ECHO Inc. must warrant the emission control system on
your equipment/SORE for the periods of time listed below, provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your equipment/
SORE. Your emission control system may include parts such as: carburetor, fuel-injection system, ignition system, catalytic converter/muffler, fuel
tank, fuel feed lines, fuel cap assembly, spark plug, air filters, and other associated components. Where a warrantable condition exists, ECHO
Inc will repair your equipment/SORE at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor. The Emission Control System warranty is extended
to the original owner including all subsequent owners.
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
The emission control system is warranted for 2 years or the length of the ECHO Inc. warranty, whichever is longer. If any emission-related part
on your equipment is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by ECHO Inc. or its Authorized Service Representative.
OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the equipment/SORE owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your Operator's Manual. ECHO
Inc. recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your equipment/SORE however, ECHO Inc. cannot deny warranty solely
for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance. As the equipment/SORE owner, you should be
aware that ECHO Inc. may deny you warranty coverage if your equipment/SORE or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance
or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your equipment/SORE to an ECHO Inc. authorized service representative as soon as a problem exists. The
warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. If a warrantable condition exists and there is no
Authorized Dealer within 100 miles, ECHO Inc. will pay to ship the unit to the nearest authorized dealer. If you have questions regarding your
warranty coverage, you should contact ECHO Inc. at 1-800-673-1558, web site WWW.ECHO-USA.COM or contact Shindaiwa at 1-877-9867783, web site WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM.
WHAT DOES THIS WARRANTY COVER?
ECHO Inc. warrants that your equipment/SORE was designed, built and equipped to conform with applicable EPA and C.A.R.B. emissions
standards and that your equipment/SORE is free from defects in material and workmanship that would cause it to fail to conform with applicable
requirements for 2 years or the length of the ECHO Inc. warranty, whichever is longer. The warranty period begins on the date the product is
purchased by an end user.
HOW WILL A COVERED PART BE CORRECTED?
If there is a defect in a part covered by this warranty, any ECHO Inc. Authorized Service Dealer will correct the defect. You will not have to pay
anything to have the part adjusted, repaired or replaced. This includes any labor and diagnosis for warranted repairs performed by the dealer. In
addition, engine parts not expressly covered under this warranty but whose failure is a result of a failure of a covered part will be warranted.
WHAT PARTS ARE COVERED?
Any applicable emission related part not scheduled for "required maintenance" will be repaired or replaced within the warranty period. The repaired
or replaced part will be warranted for the remaining ECHO Inc. warranty period.
Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the written instructions supplied is warranted for the warranty period stated
above. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remaining ECHO Inc. warranty period.
Any emission related part scheduled for replacement during "required maintenance" is warranted for the period of time prior to the first scheduled
replacement point for that part. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty shall be warranted for the remainder of the period prior to the
first scheduled replacement point for that part.
Any manufacturer-approved replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs on emission related parts,
and must be provided without charge if the part is still under warranty.
Any replacement part that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in non-warranty maintenance or repairs, and shall not reduce
the warranty obligations of the manufacturer.
Throughout the equipment/SORE warranty period, ECHO Inc. will maintain a supply of warranted parts sufficient to meet the expected demand
for such parts.
SPECIFIC EMISSION RELATED WARRANTED PARTS:
• Electronic Ignition System
• Catalytic Converter / Muffler Assembly
• Choke
• Fuel Tank
• Air Filter
• Spark Plug
• Carburetor (complete assembly or replaceable components)
• Fuel-Injection Assembly (or replaceable components)
• Fuel Cap Assembly
• Fuel Feed Line (and associated clamps/connectors as applicable)
WHAT IS NOT COVERED?
Any failure caused by abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, unapproved modifications, use of unapproved add-on parts/modified parts or
unapproved accessories.
This Emission Control Warranty is valid only for the U.S.A., it's Territories, and Canada.
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Servicing Information
parts/serial number
Genuine ECHO Parts and ECHO REPOWER™ Parts and Assemblies
for your ECHO products are available only from an Authorized ECHO
Dealer. When you do need to buy parts always have the Model Number, Type and Serial Number of the unit with you. You can find these
numbers on the engine housing. For future reference, write them in the
space provided below.
Model No. _________________SN. ___________________
service
DEALER? Call
1-800-432-ECHO
Service of this product during the warranty period must be performed
by an Authorized ECHO Service Dealer. For the name and address of
the Authorized ECHO Service Dealer nearest you, ask your retailer or
call: 1-800-432-ECHO (3246). Dealer information is also available on
our Web Site. When presenting your unit for Warranty service/repairs,
proof of purchase is required.
echo consumer product support
If you require assistance or have questions concerning the application, operation or maintenance of this product you may call the ECHO
Consumer Product Support Department at 1-800-673-1558 from 8:30
am to 4:30 pm (Central Standard Time) Monday through Friday. Before
calling, please know the model and serial number of your unit.
1-800-432-3246
or
www.echo-usa.com
CONSUMER PRODUCT
SUPPORT
1-800-673-1558
8:30 - 4:30 Mon - Fri C.S.T.
warranty registration
To ensure trouble free warranty coverage it is important that you register your Echo equipment on-line at www.echo-usa.com or by filling
out the warranty registration card supplied with your unit. Registering
your product confirms your warranty coverage and provides a direct
link between you and ECHO if we find it necessary to contact you.
additional or replacement manuals
Replacement Operator, Safety Manuals, and Parts Catalogs are available from your ECHO dealer or at www.echousa.com or by contacting ECHO Inc., 400 Oakwood Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 (800-673-1558). Always check the
ECHO Web Site for updated information.
Safety Videos are available from your Echo dealer. A $5.00 shipping charge will be required for each video.
ECHO, INCORPORATED
400 Oakwood Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047-1564
www.echo-usa.com
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