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Question: Ignition Coil
How do you trouble-shoot ignition coil on the PB-210E Echo blower??
Reply: Ignition Coil
If your air gap setting is correct...(about .008-.010"), then you can try a SPARK tester on it. If you get nothing out of the tester, the coil is weak or failing possibly. Weak magnets in the flywheel will result in no spark as well. You can test continuity of the coil by setting your ohmmeter to its lowest setting and probing in between the spark plug lead and the leg on the coil. A zero or INFINITY reading means the coil is bad.
Question: No Fire Or Spark ECHO BLOWER PB-...
How is it determined if the above item Coil Ignition is bad or if it is the Coil-EXCITOR is bad. The Coil Ignition has the plug wire attached to it and theCoil Excitor is mounted at the flywheel. Two different units which takes both to produc spark as it looks. One part # is 15662703361,$71.56 and the other is the coil ignition 156 601-03361, $100.40
Reply: No Fire Or Spark ECHO BLOWER PB-...
I would start by ohming the coil out. With the coil installed, ohm from the spark plug lead (while removed) to ground. If you read either a dead short or open, you have a bad coil. You could also remove the wire from the exciter and use a small battery like a AA to excite the coil. Ground the negative and quickly touch the positive to the connection where the exciter plugs in. Lay your plug out or put a spark tester on the lead and you should get spark every time you touch the battery. You could use a 9v battery also, but I wouldn't use one any bigger than that. Just some ideas on how to troubleshoot the coil.
Question: On/Off Switch
I am having trouble with the toggle switch on the PB-210E as it sometimes works and often doesn't. I am ready to order the switch and a few other parts for my three PB-210E but cannot figure out how to get at the switch. The Rubber Grip appears to be molded on the handle and can figure no way to remove it to get at the switch. How does this rubber grip come off of the handle? Can you help me on this?
Review: Echo - PB-210E Echo PB-210E Blow...
Just probably the best hand blower ever made! Too bad they are not produced any more. I own three of them and they run beautifully -smooth, quiet, comfortable to hold and powerful. The oldest I bought brand new in 1986 while the other two were picked up recently on E-Bay and at a garage sale. I like them so much that I would today not easily pass up on another reasonably priced used one. If you see a used one for sale in good condition and reasonably priced do not
hesitate. You will not be sorry.
Reply: Echo - PB-210E Echo PB-210E Blow...
Bought mine around 1988. Very few repairs over the years. Was thinking about replacing it because it is running irregularly, but after doing research I have decided to take it apart, clean it up and replace any needed parts.