My Echo SRM-2100 line-trimmer has given very good service in the ten+ years I’ve owned it, from fully mowing my half-acre yard when I lived in the cabin on 123rd St, to the limited lawn I have now. Commercial-grade (straight-shaft) Echos have a very good reputation for durability, and a low exhaust note which is less annoying.
But lately it’s been hard to start, and simply would not idle; I have to hold the trigger all the time. These symptoms are usually related to fuel delivery, maybe a clogged idle circuit. Well it’s been faithful for a long time, so maybe it’s time for it some love.