echo pb500-t

jackcu

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I am having trouble with carburetor. Can not get it adjusted to run properly. Does anyone have suggestions on how to set Carb on this blower?
 

trekgod3

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You can get a new WLA-1 carb on ebay for $15 to $20. Don't bother messing with the old one and just swap it out. I've done the same on a few of my Echo's I've bought second hand. They all get a new carb and a tune up kit. Makes them run like factory new.
 

JBtoro

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StarTech's chart is super; didn't know there was one. You will also need a "small D" tool for the WLA-1, I believe. They can be had now on Amazon, etc. but at one time the tool was prohibited for sale to anyone but a dealer. EPA stuff. Trekgod is right, aftermarket units are the easiest way to go @ less than $20. Back in 2015 when I bought my used PB500, the only option was OEM @ $70 plus!
 

jackcu

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i did buy an aftermarket carb and i worked fine once i read the chart startech posted. I have most of the carb adjustment tools but the new carb actually came with slotted needle valves so I used a small flat head screw driver
 

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i did buy an aftermarket carb and i worked fine once i read the chart startech posted. I have most of the carb adjustment tools but the new carb actually came with slotted needle valves so I used a small flat head screw driver
That's the other benefit of the cheap ebay carbs, they don't come with those caps over the adjusters, or require special carb tools
 
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