Power Edger Operator's Manual MODELS Read rules for safe operation and instructions carefully. ECHO provides an Operator's Manual and a Safety Manual. Both must be read and understood for proper and safe operation. X7502124502 PE-2000 Type 1/1E Serial Number 001001 & Up PE-2000 Type 2E Serial Number 508036 &...
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 and the SAFETY MANUAL you found in the same package. You will find both easy to use and full of helpful operations tips and SAFETY messages.
Hand Protection Wear no-slip, heavy-duty work gloves to improve your grip on the edger handles. Gloves also reduce the transmission of machine vibration to your hands. Hearing Protection ECHO recommends wearing hearing protection whenever unit is used. Symbol Symbol form/ description/...
EXTENDED OPERATION 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.
SAFE OPERATION WARNING Do not operate this product indoors or in inadequately ventilated areas. Engine exhaust contains poisonous emissions and can cause serious injury or death. • Provide all operators of this equipment with the Operator's Manual and Safety Manual for instructions on safe operation. Keep A Firm Grip •...
The ECHO product you purchased has been factory pre-assembled for your convenience. Due to packaging restrictions, shield installation and positioning of the front handle are necessary. After opening the carton, check for damage. Immediately notify your retailer or ECHO Dealer of damaged or missing parts. Use the contents list to check for missing parts.
TOP GUARD - Protects arm from the hot engine. FRONT HANDLE - The front handle can be repositioned for comfortable operation by loosening the screws and moving the handle. SHAFT DECAL (See page 3) GUARD DECAL (See page 3) DEBRIS SHIELD/FLAP - Mounted over the cutting attachment. Helps protect operator by deflecting debris produced during the edging operation.
DRIVE SHAFT POWER HEAD Tools Required: 8mm x 10mm Open End Wrench (PE-2000, PE-2400), 4mm Hex Wrench (PE-3100) Stand engine on a level surface. 2a. (PE-2000/2400) Loosen the two bolts (A) at drive shaft end of engine. 2b. (PE-3100) Loosen two bolts (A) at drive shaft end of engine and remove center drive shaft location bolt (B).
NOTE Steps 5, 6 & 7 required for PE-2400 and PE-3100 only. Connect ignition leads (C). (PE-2400) Secure ground lead under screw (D) on housing. Install air filter and cover. FRONT HANDLE Tools Required:Cross-Head Screwdriver (PE-2000) Assemble loop handle (A) and bottom bracket (B) loosely using screws (C) and nuts (D) to loop handle collar (E), located on drive shaft (F).
Explanation.) IMPORTANT Echo Premium 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. Mixing Instructions Fill an approved fuel container with half of the required amount of gasoline.
Recoil Starter Lay trimmer on a flat, clear area. Firmly grasp throttle grip with left hand and fully depress throttle trigger to wide open position. Rapidly pull recoil starter handle/rope (D) until engine fires (or maximum five  pulls).
Stop Switch Place stop switch in STOP position. WARNING If engine does not stop, close choke to stall engine. Have your ECHO Dealer inspect and repair stop switch before using edger again or serious personal injury may result. DANGER PE-2000...
OPERATING TECHNIQUES Before edging, water the area to soften the ground to make edging easier. Before edging, check the area and remove all obstacles and objects that could be thrown. Plan to edge regularly to make it easier to keep a neat edge and to avoid having to make more than one pass.
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 the task is not listed, see your ECHO Dealer for repairs.
AIR FILTER Level 1. Tools required: Cleaning brush, 25 or 50 mm (1 or 2 in.) medium bristle paint brush. Parts required: (PE-2000) 90008 REPOWER AIR & FUEL FILTER KIT (PE-2400/3100) 90030 REPOWER AIR & FUEL FILTER KIT Close choke (Cold Start Position). This prevents dirt from entering the carburetor throat when the air filter is removed.
SPARK PLUG Level 2. Tools required: Scrench (combination socket wrench and screwdriver) and Feeler gauge (preferably a wire gauge), Soft Metal Brush Parts Required: Spark Plug, PE-2000 NGK BPM-7A PE-2400, 3100 NGK BPM-7Y Remove spark plug and check for fouling, worn and rounded center electrode.
NOTE The throttle linkage remains assembled to the cover and the spark plug lead and grommet remain installed. IMPORTANT DO NOT use a metal scraper to remove dirt from the cylinder fins. Use the wooden stick or brush to remove dirt from the cylinder fins. Remove grass and leaves from the grid between the recoil starter and fuel tank.
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT Type 1E Emission Models Level 2. Parts required: None. NOTE Every unit is run at the factory and the carburetor is set in compli- ance with EPA Phase 1 and California Emission Regulations. In addition, the carburetor is equipped with HI (A) and LO (B) needle adjustment limiters that prevent settings outside acceptable limits.
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT Type 1 Non-Emission Models NOTE If carburetor has limiter caps follow "Carburetor Adjustment" procedures for Type 1E models on previous page. Idle Speed Adjustment Turn "idle" speed adjustment screw (C) CW (clockwise) until cutting attachment begins to turn, then turn screw out CCW (counter clock- wise) until cutting attachment stops turning.
LUBRICATION Level 1. Tools Required: Scrench, Locking Tool, Screwdriver, 8 mm Open End Wrench Parts Required: Echo Lube 8 oz. (P/N 91014) or Lithium Base Grease, Blade NOTE Grease gear case every 50 hours of use. Replace blade when it is worn shorter than 6".
Read and comply with all safety instructions listed in this manual and safety manual. ECHO, INC. will not be responsible for the failure of cutting devices, attachments or accessories which have not been tested and approved by ECHO.
ROUBLESHOOTING n i l t ' n t l i f t l i f y l r n i l Fuel vapors are extremely flammable and may cause fire and/or explosion. Never test for ignition spark near an open spark plug opening, otherwise serious personal injury may result.
TORAGE During operation the muffler or catalytic muffler and surrounding cover become 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 mainte- nance which includes the following: Store unit in a dry, dust free place, out of the reach of children.
• 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 above.