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Power Blower
Operator's Manual
MODEL
Read rules for safe operation and all instructions carefully. ECHO provides this Operator's
Manual which must be read and understood for proper and safe operation.
X7501138903
PB-260L
Serial Number 03001001- 03999999
PB-261L
Serial Number 02001001 - 02999999
WARNING
DANGER
X750002441
09/02

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    Power Blower Operator's Manual MODEL Read rules for safe operation and all instructions carefully. ECHO provides this Operator's Manual which must be read and understood for proper and safe operation. X7501138903 PB-260L Serial Number 03001001- 03999999 PB-261L Serial Number 02001001 - 02999999...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    NTRODUCTION Welcome to the ECHO family. This ECHO product was designed and manufactured to provide long life and on-the-job- dependability. Read and understand this manual. You will find it easy to use and full of helpful operating tips and SAFETY messages.

  • Page 3: Safety, Decals

    If a decal cannot be read, a new one can be ordered from your ECHO dealer. See PARTS ORDERING instructions for specific information. GENERAL WARNING DECAL (located on top of blower housing) Measured at 50 ft.

  • Page 4: International Symbols, Personal Condition And Safety Equipment

    PERSONAL CONDITION AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT Power Blower users risk injury to themselves and others if the Power Blower is used improperly and/or safety precautions are not followed. Proper clothing and safety gear must be worn when operating a Power Blower.

  • Page 5: Equipment

    NOT operate unit if leaks are found. • 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.

  • Page 6: Safe Operation

    • Take wind conditions into account: avoid open doors and windows. • Provide all operators of this equipment with the Operator's Manual and instructions for safe operation. • Do not point blower at people or animals. Keep A Firm Grip • Hold handles with fingers together, encircling handles.

  • Page 7: Emission Control, Description, Contents, Specifications

    1 - Blower Pipe Assembly 1 - Plastic Bag 1 - Operator's Manual 1 - Warranty Registration Card 1 - ECHO Emissions and Warranty Statement 2 - Clamps w/screws 1 - Stick Handle Assembly 1 - Bottle ECHO 2-Stroke Oil Mix...

  • Page 8

    When the lever is moved all the way forward the blower is at Wide Open Throttle (W.O.T.). When the lever is moved rearward to detent, the blower is at idle. When the lever is moved rearward past the idle detent the blower will stop.

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    PECIFICATIONS . t f PERATOR l f f . t i l OWER LOWER ANUAL l f f ) l i . l f i r t...

  • Page 10: Assembly, Install Blower Pipes

    INSTALL BLOWER PIPES 1. Remove elbow retaining screw from blower housing. 2. Align grooves in elbow with pegs on blower housing and slide pipe onto housing. 3. Turn elbow clockwise to lock into place and align location holes (A) in elbow and blower housing.

  • Page 11: Fuel

    50:1 oil meets these standards. Engine problems due to inadequate lubrication caused by failure to use an ISO-L-EGD and J.A.S.O. FC certified oil, such as Echo Premium 50:1 Two-stroke Oil, will void the two-stroke engine warranty. (Emission related parts only are covered for two years, regardless of two-stroke oil used, per the statement listed in the EPA Phase 2/California Emission Defect Warranty Explanation.)

  • Page 12: Operation, Starting Cold Engine

    PERATION • Provide all operators of this equipment with the Operator's Manual and instructions for safe operation. • Check unit for loose nuts, bolts and screws daily. • Recoil starter: Use short pulls - only 1/2-2/3 of rope length for starting.

  • Page 13: Starting Warm Engine, Stopping Engine, Operating Blower

    WARNING Always wear safety glasses, hearing protection, face filter mask and take all safety precautions or serious personal injury may result. Do not point the blower pipe in the direction of people or pets. Read the Safety Section carefully. IMPORTANT To avoid engine damage due to over revving, do not block blower pipe opening.

  • Page 14: Maintenance, Skill Levels

    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.

  • Page 15: Maintenance Intervals

    MAINTENANCE INTERVALS n i l t l i t l i n i l l f f l i o s t l t n i t I - OWER LOWER PERATOR ANUAL...

  • Page 16: Air Filter, Fuel Filter

    AIR FILTER Level 1. Tools required: 25-50 mm (1-2 in.) medium bristle paint brush. Parts required: 90030 REPOWER 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 the air cleaner area.

  • Page 17: Spark Plug, Cooling System

    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. Remove accumulated debris from intake grill between backpack frame and blower housing. OWER LOWER PERATOR ANUAL 0.65 mm...

  • Page 18: Exhaust System

    Cleaning Cylinder Fins 1. Remove engine cover (six screws), pull cover away from engine. Clean cylinder fins to allow cooling air to pass freely. EXHAUST SYSTEM Spark Arrestor Screen Level 2. Tools required: Cross Head Screwdriver, 3 mm Hex Wrench, Soft metal brush, Parts Required: Spark arrestor screen P/N 14586240630, (1ea) Gasket P/N V104000032, V104000350...

  • Page 19: Carburetor Adjustment

    The cylinder exhaust port must be inspected and cleaned of excess carbon every 3 months or 90 hours of operation in order to maintain this engine within the emissions durability period. ECHO strongly recommends that you return your unit to your ECHO dealer for this important maintenance service. CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT Level 2.

  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    ROUBLESHOOTING i l y s t r t ' n t l i f t l i f y l r i l o t ' n Fuel vapors are extremely flammable and may cause fire and/or explosion. Never test for ignition spark by ground- ing spark plug against cylinder, otherwise serious personal injury may result.

  • Page 21: Storage

    WARNING DANGER 7. Remove the spark plug and pour 7cc (1/4 oz., 1/2 tablespoon) 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.

  • Page 22

    NOTES...

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    OWER LOWER PERATOR ANUAL NOTES...

  • Page 24: Parts, Service, Echo Consumer Product Support, Additional Or Replacement Manuals

    • Sending a check or money order for $2.00 per Parts Catalog or $1.50 per Operator's Manual made payable to ECHO, INCORPORATED. State on a sheet of paper the model number and serial number of the ECHO unit you have, part number of the manual (if known), your name and address and mail to address below.

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