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Poulan pe550 edger problem

Iam unable to get my poulan pe550-22cc/711431 type 3 edger started ive installed a new carb. it ran for a while ,than it stalled and i have unable to started again,i blew out the gas lines but no sucess.if i spray starter fluid into the will run for a second and than it dies."help" thanks for your help, bart(

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Did you adjust the carburetur screws?

Posted on Oct 15, 2008


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Hope this helps,

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