This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the starter pawl on Echo leaf blowers. The most common reason for replacing the starter pawl is if the leaf blower won't start.
All of the information in this starter pawl replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Echo. Tools used: T-27 Torx bit, ¾-inch socket or a Spark Plug Wrench, small flat-head screwdriver. Step-By-Step Instructions 1 Leaf Blower- Model PB850T 2 "Leaf Blower Starter Pawl Replacement
" 3 "Step 1: Make sure the engine has cooled and the on/off switch is in the ""off"" position." 4 Step 2: Use a T-27 Torx bit to unthread the four screws securing the starter. 5 Step 3: Remove the wire and boot from the spark plug. 6 Step 4: Unthread the five screws securing the engine cover. 7 "Step 5: Pry off the cover, which may require some effort. " 8 "Step 6: Use a 3/4 inch socket or a spark plug wrench to unthread the spark plug.
" 9 "Step 7: Confrim the engine piston is in the ""down"" position the insert a cord into the cylinder to prevent the piston from moving." 10 Step 8: Use a strap wrench to help unthread the start pawl assembly. 11 Step 9: Use a small flat-head screwdriver to remoce the retaining clip to release the old starter pawl if still intact. 12 Step 10: Install the new starter pawl by aligning the spring with the prongs facing up. 13 Step 11: Recoil the spring and insert the pawl into the housing. 14 Step 12: Slide the retaining clip on to secure. 15 Step 13: Thread the housing onto the motor shaft and use the strap wrench to tighten. 16 Step 15: Reposition the engine cover. 17 "Step 15: Reposition the engine cover.
" 18 Step 16: Thread and tighten the screws. 19 Step 17: Reattach the wire and boot to the spark plug. 20 "Step 18: Realign the starter, making sure the pulley engages with the starter pawls. " 21 Step 19: Thread the screws to secure the assembly.