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? Thanks Rick The Pas, MB canada
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Re: Auger stalls won't keep running
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.
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Sounds like a dirty carb. Before you do anything if there is a cup on the bottom of the carb remove it and clean it out really well and clean the fuel jet. The jet may be partially plugged. Any dirt will prevent the engine from working properly. When taking it apart make sure you don't lose parts out of the float area. There should be a bot on the bottom of cup. remove it and your jets should be in the bottom of that bolt itself.
Is there a primer bulb that you need to prime? is there a choke that you can fully close proir to attempting to start.try holding full choke and throttle on initial cold engine start.if none of these help then a weak diaphram fuel pump may be the issue
I would bet its carb related.I have rebuilt many carbs on all types of mowers blowers tillers ect. The gas out now has ethanol in it and it gums up the carb over time if left in tank and not used for awhile.Not a big deal to fix.Remove carb and disassemble clean out the ports and jets by blowing carb cleaner through them. Good luck
hello sir, my machine will only start when pumping primmer bulb or squirting fluid in the carburetor than stops. the fuel line has broken off, in most small carburetors this is a ongoing problem.old fuel will crystallize when left in tank for a long time.plugging up ports, fuel lines, small screen in carburetor.fuel lines will dissolve clogging carb.this is why it will run when the choke is on creating a vacuum to where there is fuel forced in the carb to rum,also the gas will evaporate leaving the oil behind clogging up carb.the thing to do is remove carb. and clean out,replacing gaskets or fuel line if necessary.use carb cleaner to clean out carb.make sure to make note where fuel line go.the fuel filter broke off of fuel line letting debris get in carb plugging it up.the muffler is known to clog up a lot on these machines where they want run. the compression should be 60 to 120 lbs any thing below 60 is junk. when adjusting the carb screws turn in all the way than turnout 1 1/4 turns turn in slow until machine runs also you need to check for spark by removing plug and grounding against engine to check spark, ok.a new spark plug would be a good ideal too , if you are going to make these repairs use new fuel line and filter,hope this helps,any comments welcome,thank you, ~~
sounds like a fuel problem in the gas tank or carb. If bad gas or debris gets into the carb fuel bowl, this will fowl up or clog the jets after you start to run your engine. you need to remove your carb and clean the fuel bowl and jets. use a jet carb cleaner to do this. without knowing what type of engine, make sure all ur jets are clean. use a fine wire to insure they are clean and put te carb back together. also check and clean the fuel valve area of the carb, the fuel line, and the fuel tank. never use last years gas and always run your equipment out of gas before you store it for the winter.
When cleaning the carb., use a De tek Brush,(used for cleaning between teeth), to clean the small portals. The smallest particles can keep it from running. More than likely though, It will be the small screen in carb. It can become clogged up to the point where you can't even see daylight through it; not good!
if it has set up for longer than a few moths it is most likely a fuel issue. many times the diaphram on the carb will dry out and shrink or crack allowing air to seep through leaning the motor to the point to where it will stall after a couple seconds. spray some wd40 aorunfd the ouside body of the carb and tank were the carb attaches if applicable and restart if it runs a little longer you will need to replace the diaphram which is inexpensive to fix usually under $10.00 refer to a manual or somtimes you can go online to youtube and there are many videos on the subject. hope this helps... good uck!