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Bad running craftsman 25cc trimmer 4 yrs old

This trimmer has always been hard starting but in the past, once started it ran well. It has been in storage or moderate use other persons for 10 months. Once I started it now, It ran but badly. Never able to achieve smooth high performance..sputtering & dying. When it quit I couldn't get it started after that even after waiting hours. John R

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  • sobriety0118 Feb 25, 2009

    Thanks for you response. To change the air filter i assume you have to remove the back 1/2 of the plastic housing around the engine. It has, I believe thy are called, torque screws holding it in place. Alsi, i did look at the spark plug already. it did not appear fouled. Should I change it anyway? John

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You need to do a couple of things to get your trimmer back on track. First of all pour out the old gasoline and get rid of it. Then remove the spark plug and go to an auto parts store and get a new one just like the old. If you have your manual, check to see what the recommended spark plug gap is gap it to that specification.

Finally remove the air filter and clean it or replace it as necessary.

Once that is all done, but some new, fresh gasoline. Then put in the new plug and the new gas and u will be good to go. please rate this answer as a FixYa cause it is.

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  • Joe Hogan Feb 25, 2009

    yes john i change the spark plug often cause they are cheap and they make the engine start and run easier when they are new

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