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Auger stalls won't keep running

Just doing the carb. Looking for jet settings. Carb appears to be clean. Did notice when I took it apart the diaphram gasket is not whole. the pieces are still there. How to explain. The diaphram is still complete. Came apart like two pieces of cardboard would. It will go back together okay I think. This could have been the problem as air may leak in if the seal is not good. I am doing this for a friend. Someone else already took it apart to clean it.
I brought it inside and let it warm up. Did not prime-choked it and it started. Ran it with full choke for 1 minute, than have choke and gradually opened it up with the throttle. Opened the choke and ran it at full throttle for 3-4 minutes. Shut it off and then ran it again. Worked fine. Left it outside for 25 minutes (-28C). He came to get it and it wouldn't run!!! Starts okay but won't run. So now I am taking the carb apart, checking the fuel mixture (he had fuel from August in it mixed at about 50/1. Should be 24/1.
Do you know the settings?
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Rick
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The diaphram is 2 piece's (1 is gasket the other is the dia.) my suggestion would be to bring it to a repair shop and have the carb rebuilt so that everything can be properly set. Besides the jets needing to be set, the needle may need to be reset also. If the dia. was alittle stiff than its going to need a new kit in it. 2 cycle carbs are alittle more finiky than 4 cycle carbs.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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    Mark Tripp Dec 27, 2008

    Other wise if you wana try just adjusting the jets its 1 1/4 on the low idle and 1 /2 on the high then you fine tune the low while at idle then at full rev you adjust the high

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    Mark Tripp Dec 29, 2008

    I just noticed on the adjustments it's 1 1/4 on low and 1 1/2 on the high

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