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Weedeater want stay running - Troy Bilt Tb70ss Gas Trimmer

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  • billybob44 Apr 18, 2009

    I HAVE A WEED EATER THAT IS ALMOST NEW, IT WONT STAY RUNNING.

  • sde628 Apr 18, 2009

    I have a tb425cs some integral parts came loose and are rattling around in the gas tank. How do you put them back on?


  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    weed eater wont stay running

  • ghv45 Apr 23, 2009

    GAS TRIMMER WILL START BUT STALLS WHEN I GIVE IT GAS. ONLY TIME WILL MAINTAIN RUN IS WHEN FULL THROTTLE AND IN STAGE TWO. AFTER PULLING OFF REAR COVER, I NOTICED THAT A VERY FINE MIST OF GAS IS SPRAYING FROM CARBURATOR. TRIMMER IS OUT OF WARRNANTY AND NEED SPECIAL TOOLS TO ADJUST....ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS..

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    I have the same problem and this is my second Troy-Built TB70ss 
    having the same problem it runs in stage 2 but in stage 3 it dies

  • jgroux May 17, 2009

    My 2-cycle gas trimmer will idle but dies when given gas

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    pos will start & idle, but will not run when giving it gas

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    it will not stay running

  • lydia_oldham May 22, 2009

    I have a similiar problem. Mine starts fine, but when you give it gas it dies. You can give it just a little gas and it runs, until you pick it up. It's a Troy Bilt TB70SS.

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My guess is that your fuel lines and/or primer bulb has a crack or hole in them. Check these out and let me know the results. I can also recommend a great place to get these from if they are bad. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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