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12/6/2019 7:27:02 PM
Posted: 3/16/2011 11:39:54 AM EST
Pulled and pulled on this little POS and it won't start. It's only two years old or so. It started once i dumped gas down the throat of the carb. I pulled the carb apart and looked it over, looked clean inside. When i do get it started, it'll rev up but then starts to die. if i put it on choke it'll try to stay running. It's as if it's not pulling enough gas through the carb?

Where should i start looking in the carb? Needle & seat setting?
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:48:07 AM EST
Ethanol = f'd up carb diaphram.

Rebuild carb. You might need that new EPA tool to adjust it. Or, use a dremmel and make the screws flat heads!!
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:52:05 AM EST
The diaphragm didn't seem bad?
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:57:34 AM EST
The fuel filter first.Then check your exhaust screen[spark arrester]If its carboned up it will give you sluggish performance.Next would be diaphram[fuel pump]If it sags its shot!Fuel,spark or air to run so its just eliminating one at a time.Stabil in your fuel saves headaches in the spring from sitting and creating varnish in your carb.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:26:22 PM EST
I pulled the spark arrestor screen out of the muffler last year
Same performance with no fuel filter attached
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 1:05:43 PM EST
i think something internally is clogged in the carb, when i press the primer i don't see any fuel squirt out of the main jet?
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:17:07 PM EST
i dumped fuel in the carb throat, it'll run and idle if you hold it sideways (throat facing up). it seemed to want to die if you held it normally. I cleaned all of the carb out.
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 3:59:57 AM EST
same thing happened to mine, the fuel pick up tube in the tank was cracked and sucking air. replaced it and no problems. mine was about 5 years old when it did it.

J-
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 6:44:18 AM EST
Last year the fuel lines on mine rotted just inside the tank.
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 6:49:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/17/2011 6:53:05 AM EST by thebeekeeper1]
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 7:09:46 AM EST
same here. was one year old. fuel lines cracked all over. I called my local shop, and he said "oh yeah, you got the bad fuel lines, lots of issues with that". Sold me some new 4$ fuel lines and its been all good. Evidentally the original lines in some were prone to hardeneing/cracking. Good thing i figured it out, becuase i pulled on that damn thing for an hour and was about to slam it on the concrete! LOL
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