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Runs only on full choke. Why and how can I fix it?

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It sounds like the jets are plugged up in the carbs. remove carb bowls and clean out jets.

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Mine starts, runs 5 minutes, tries to die, runs 5 more minutes (poorly) with full choke, then dies. Carb? Cool?


need vehicle make and year. "Full" choke will always flood the engine causing it to dye. once running reduce choke. Is this automatic or manual choke?

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Ryobi 80930 washer. Got it last year has only been used a few times. Inside during winter fuel was drained,only runs on full choke,cleaned the carb,spark plug, new fuel and had no affect. Any advice?


on runs on full choke indicates a blocked main jet or lack of fuel
I would pull the carby and replace the diaphragms or make sure that the gasket is on the right side of the diaphragms
if you used e- fuel mix then the diaphragms will be damaged
check around before buying parts as a new carby is now cheaper than parts to fix it

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95 suzuki 250 quad king, at full throttle it runs at half power, choke seems inop


First make sure your choke circuit is working. May be an indication that your carb needs to be cleaned. I wouldn't replace it yet= clean it. If the choke circuits and the carb check out fine. An unresponsive motor/ carb usually means bad valves or valve timing. Example: it runs rich, spits fuel out the carb no matter how lean you set it. Even with the idle air closed it runs rich... intake valve is not closing or closing late. In that case it needs valves serviced.

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Saw runs at normal idle with choke pulled and wide open with choke off


I would take it back to the repair person you used and let them know that they fixed one problem and caused another.

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Chainsaw will not start


1. make sure you have full tank of proper fuel mixture.
2. prime carb. if applicable
3. set choke to full
4. pull starting cord till it fires
5. place choke to one half full
6. pull starting cord till it runs, then as the engine heats reduce choke to full open.

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I own a Husqvarna 128LD. My trimmer works on full choke, half choke, and when in the run position...it runs...but when the trigger is on balls to the wall throttle, it goes dead. What is my next move?


The next step is to richen the fuel mixture on the H screw on the carb, there is a special tool required to turn the adjuster screws because they have a splinr rather than a screw driver slot, the tool is part np. 530035560 unscrew tthe H screw 1/4 turn anti clockwise.

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I have a coleman powermate premium plus 6250 generator,put in new plug ,new filter ,changed oil,cleaned the carb,put in new gas. runs ok at half choke but when go full choke it starts backfiring and runs...


if you are running the engine at full CHOKE, then it is flooding the engine, but if you meant off full choke, then the carb is still stopped up. Try soaking in carb cleaner overnight after removing jet & all rubber goods. HOPE THIS HELPS.

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PR4 125 Enduro runs on full choke... What do I do?


2000 rpm and I cleaned bottom of carbs. Someone told running them on full choke would foul out plugs.The bike runs but only when I pull choke all the way out.If it only runs with the choke on it might have a vacuum leak or an air restriction which the choke is counteracting. (very lean fuel mix). To locate a leak you could try spraying CRC around the rubber carb connections and see if the idle speed is affected.,

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