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Discussion for the Echo GT-1100 (001001 - 051000) Curved Shaft Grass Trimmer
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Reply: Echo Gt 1100
Hi 1209002 Did you check your spark with a tester? If indeed, you have no spark, you will need to first; check the air-gap of the coil module. That is the distance between the legs (center and outer) of the coil and the magnets in the flywheel. The proper gap is about .008" to .012". A standard business card is about .010" thick and works well as a gauge. It also won't stick to the magnets in the flywheel. If the gap is good and spark is not present, then the coil could be weak or have failed. How old is this unit? I have seen very weak magnets in Echo flywheels. I think they incorporate about 3 of them. The outside ones tend to weaken first. A weak spark is just as fatal as no spark. Sometimes, the keyway wears out in them and throws the ignition out of time; resulting in a no start or random start (when it hits the right position). Post back and we will continue to try and help if you need instructions for setting the proper air-gap for the coil.
Reply: Echo Gt 1100
I also think you should first try checking your spark with a tester. If there is spark at the tester but none at the electrodes of the spark plug, replace the spark plug. Even new plugs are sometimes defective.
Question: Spring For Bump Feed Trimmer.
Lost the spring for my GT1100 and you don't have it in your parts list. Whats up with that??
Kidding, but need to find a spring...Please help.
Reply: Spring For Bump Feed Trimmer.
I am almost 100% sure that the spring you are looking for is part number, 215405.
Hope this helps,