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Echo PB 2100 Leaf Blower will not speed up

Blower starts, idles and runs at medium speed but will not reach max speed. The throttle opens fully but the RPM stays at medium and sounds bogged down.
Just put in a new spark plug and cleaned the air filter at the end of last season.

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  • pierce_mn Apr 09, 2009

    I am having the same problem with my blower. I asked around and was told that I may have a vaccum problem with it as the blower is not getting enough gas to guna max speed.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    You got it......that was the problem. The screen was a mess, I had to scrape the thick stuff off then soak in Lacquer Thinner and brush it clean. Runs GREAT now.

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    your solution worked great....thanks for saving me the cost of a 50.00 minimum repair job

  • David Oct 19, 2012

    I had the same problem. It was a tiny crack in my float bowl primer pump bowl. I replaced it and it works great now. The Problem; The gas has too much Ethanol and breaks up rubber. Make sure the gas you use is no more then 10% Ethanol in small 2 stroke engines especially. Ethanol helps the smog issue and does not harm cars except worse mileage. The more in gas, the worst mileage and terrible on small engines. I hear, Shell, Mobile & Chevron are around 10% which is normal but still not good for mileage in cars and smaller gardening engines.

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Remove the muffler and clean the exhaust port, spark arrestor screen and muffler intake.

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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    You're very welcome.

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Rebuild the carb, costs $10 for the kit and a monkey could do it. You need a phillips screwdriver.

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