How to start your echo chainsaw? The Echo chainsaw is superb DIY equipment for long-term comfort, time-saving maintenance, and safe, strong performance. However, to get the advantages of an echo chainsaw, a woodworker or DIYer must understand how to start and run it effectively.
Though the starting procedure for an echo chainsaw varies based on the type, the most frequent stages are as follows: filling the fuel tank, testing the tension, stabilizing the saw, tweaking several settings, and pulling the cord. Another factor to consider is the saw’s engine condition.
Following is an explanation of the whole method to assist you in starting your echo chainsaw regardless of its engine condition. For Echo chainsaws, there are two possible beginning scenarios: cold start and warm start.
For the sake of this blog post, we will focus on the cold start since it is the most common case. We’ll also discuss the warm start to help you understand the variations in the starting processes for the various starting circumstances.
A cold start indicates that the chainsaw’s engine has not been used lately. Thus it is cold and not fueled with gasoline.
Cold Starting Procedure:
The following is the cold starting process for an echo chainsaw:
1. Activate the Chain Brake
2. Adjust the Ignition Toggle Switch To Run
3. Push the Primer Bulb 4 to 6 times to fill it.
4. Pull the Choke Control Lever out to the closed position.
5. Attach the chainsaw and pull the starter rope until the chainsaw burps.
6. Turn the Choke Control Lever to the open position.
7. Hold the chainsaw and pull the starter rope until the chainsaw starts.
8. Release the Chain Brake
If, after five to seven pulls on the starter rope, the chainsaw still won’t start, you’ll need to try again. While the chain brake is engaged, do not raise the engine speed, as it might cause harm to the chainsaw’s chain brake system.
Before pulling the starting cord, make sure the chainsaw is firmly secured. Placing the chainsaw on the ground, clutching the handlebar with your left hand, and putting downward pressure on the handle is the proper technique to secure it.
Then, putting your right foot through the rear handle, press down on the saw with your whole weight. Your right hand will be available to tug the rope.
Warm Starting Procedure:
The following is the warm start process for an echo chainsaw:
1. Activate the chain brake
2. To start the engine, raise the ignition switch.
3. Put the chainsaw away, pull the starter cord, and start the engine.
If necessary, you may apply the choke during the warm starting process. Whenever you hear the chainsaw’s engine start-up, your finger should go straight to the trigger to return it to idle. If you have tried pulling the starter rope 5–7 times and the chainsaw still won’t start, you should try starting it from cold.
You shouldn’t rev the engine if the chain brake is on. If you do that, you risk breaking the chain brake on the chainsaw.
Be sure the chainsaw is safe to use before pulling the starting cord. The correct technique to secure a chainsaw is to lay it flat on the ground while holding the handle firmly with your left hand and pressing down.
Then, to keep the saw steady, you should put your right foot through the back handle, and you may easily pull the rope with your right hand.
Steps To Start An Echo Chainsaw:
1. Activate The Chain Brake:
When starting an echo chainsaw, or any chainsaw, the first thing to do is activate the chain brake. When you engage the chain brake, you will be protected from a whirling chainsaw chain during the beginning procedure. When starting a chainsaw, always activate the chain brake.
2. Adjust The Ignition Toggle Switch To Run:
The on/off toggle switch should now be moved to the run position. The ignition coil will not energize the spark plug of a chainsaw unless this switch is in the run position.
3. Push The Primer Bulb 4 To 6 Times To Fill It:
Now that the chainsaw is ready to use, you must fill it with gasoline. The unit has to be primed by being pumped four to six times to fill the primer bulb with gasoline enough to be seen. After priming, gasoline will appear in the primer bulb.
4. Pull The Choke Control Lever Out To The Closed Position:
After you’ve primed the chainsaw with gasoline, close the choke on the chainsaw. You need to pull the lever to the left to adjust the choke on an Echo chainsaw. The choke lever on most Echo chainsaws may be found on the right side of the back handle, next to the priming bulb.
5. Attach The Chainsaw And Pull The Starter Rope Until The Chainsaw Burps:
It’s time to start the chainsaw now that it’s been primed and choked. Starting an echo chainsaw properly entails putting the chainsaw on the ground, grasping the handlebar with your left hand, and exerting downward pressure on the handle.
Then, putting your right foot through the rear handle, press down on the saw with your whole weight. Your right hand will be available to pull the beginning rope. Pull the starting line until the chainsaw engine produces a burping sound, indicating that it is attempting to start.
6. Turn The Choke Control Lever To The Open Position:
You must reopen the choke now that the chainsaw has burped. When the choke is closed, it may be released by pulling the lever back into its starting position. The choke must be opened when a chainsaw burps during the choking process. The device will flood if the choke is not adjusted to open after the chainsaw burps.
7. Hold The Chainsaw And Pull The Starter Rope Until The Chainsaw Starts:
All that remains is to start the chainsaw now that it has burped and the choke has been adjusted to open.
Place the chainsaw on the ground and grab the handlebar with your left hand, pressing down on the handle. Then, putting your right foot through the rear handle, press down on the saw with your whole weight. Your right hand will be available to pull the beginning rope and pull the starting cord to start the chainsaw.
8. Release The Chain Brake:
You must now disconnect the chain brake after starting the chainsaw. Failure to release the chain break before pushing the throttle trigger may damage the chainsaw. You completed the task. You have started your chainsaw and are now ready to chop some wood.
Echo chainsaws are excellent and can be started by nearly anybody, provided the proper steps are taken. Remember that there are two alternative beginning situations for Echo chainsaws, one cold start, and one warm start.
Make sure you use the correct starting process for your chainsaw, depending on whether it is a cold or warm start. Following the incorrect beginning process will result in a disappointing arm or a flooded chainsaw. That’s all for beginning an echo chainsaw. Please be careful and have fun when cutting.
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