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Echo SRM 230 idling high #5444225 06/01/20 08:40 PM
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Having issue with an Echo SRM 230. It will start and run but idles high.

I have messed with the throttle stop trying to lower it but it just cuts out. The odd thing is if you unscrew the gas cap it will idle normal but as soon as you tighten it back up it will start acting funny.

I stuck a new carb on it thinking it was the problem but it acts the same.


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Re: Echo SRM 230 idling high [Re: CDX825] #5444254 06/01/20 09:45 PM
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put a new lid on the gas tank?


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Re: Echo SRM 230 idling high [Re: CDX825] #5444273 06/01/20 10:24 PM
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Sounds like a clogged vent in the gas cap.


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Re: Echo SRM 230 idling high [Re: CDX825] #5444523 06/02/20 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by ls1mike
Sounds like a clogged vent in the gas cap.


It could be the tank vent. The vent isn't in the cap on these models, it is the type that is located at the end of one of the tubes exiting the gas tank through a 3-hole grommet. A picture of the vent is below...

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Re: Echo SRM 230 idling high [Re: CDX825] #5444556 06/02/20 10:48 AM
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I'm very glad that you posted this, and that I came across it. Having the exact same problem with my SRM 230. Looking forward to giving this a try.


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Re: Echo SRM 230 idling high [Re: CDX825] #5444785 06/02/20 04:58 PM
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changed the fuel line and vent assembly with the new carb. Same behavior as before changing it.


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Re: Echo SRM 230 idling high [Re: CDX825] #5445167 06/03/20 10:13 AM
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Idling high suggests it could also be an air leak (additional air entering the combustion chamber not through the carburetor throat).

There could be several locations for that to occur: crankcase seals, carb not mounted snugly against the intake insulator, intake insulator not mounted snugly to the cylinder, crack in intake insulator, damage to gaskets, etc.

Re: Echo SRM 230 idling high [Re: CDX825] #5445307 06/03/20 12:38 PM
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At this point, maybe spray carb cleaner in and around the carb sealing points and as best as one can around the crank seals. Good luck!


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Re: Echo SRM 230 idling high [Re: CDX825] #5446197 06/04/20 03:14 PM
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I was kinda thinking vacuum leak. Only thing I don't understand is why the gas cap being on or off would affect it.


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