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Starting issue with 323l 2 stroke trimmer

Floods when tried to start. Smells of fuel. Choke is off also. HELP!!

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Clean the carburator, check fuel stems making sure they're not screwed in to far or bent. Buy a new choke assembly and new fuel filter.

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My TE 450 worked fine for 2 years and when I tried to start it this year it does nothing. Does it have a fuel filter or something else I should check?

Typically on these machines, it is the carburetor that causes most of the problems. Along with deteriorated fuel lines, carbon build up and some other 2 stroke issues. The ethanol that is added to our gas nowadays is one of the biggest culprits. Our machines ran FINE without it and no small engine likes it. It is damaging and not necessary. Your machine has to HAVE these things to Start and to Run 1. Compression (around at least 90 PSI on a 2 stroke like yours) 2. Clean Air
3. Strong Spark 4. Correct Fuel Mixture (fresh, not over 30 days old). All of these work in unison and are even MORE important for a smaller engine because any problem with ANY of these things negatively affects the performance of the machine. The carburetor is very touchy and temperamental. The least little dirt or gum and varnish can lead to a no-start condition. A carburetor that is in bad need of an adjustment can also cause this.
We can try "coaxing" the machine into running. Remove the air filter. Get a can of spray carb/choke cleaner (auto parts store). Open the choke on the carb. Open the throttle all the way. Spray a couple of good shots of the cleaner thru the throat of the carburetor. Immediately choke it and attempt to start it. Try this a couple of times. If the engine "pops", then that is a good start. If you can entice it to start running it will draw the fresh fuel you put in it (right?) from the carburetor and run. Further carb adjustments may be needed if and when you get it running.
Or if you prefer, remove, disassemble and clean the carburetor. It is a great learning experience and not that hard. As far as checking your fuel filter, it is in the fuel tank and kind of hard to see, so, you check it by observing if the MAIN fuel line from the tank is allowing fuel to flow to the carburetor, The primer/purge bulb assists in this matter and ethanol destroys it too. Very small check valves in the carb help keep the fuel flowing in the right direction. When they fail, ( I have one now doing this), the fuel flows backwards, the engine floods and it won't start at all.

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I hope you have fresh gas and 2-cycle oil mixed up! They always seem to start strong and explosively cut on good, fresh fuel. :D

1:Choke on.

2:Push the primer bulb (rubber ball by the side of the air filter) 3 times.

3:Place trimmer on ground. Grasp the handle, squeezing the throttle fully in left hand. Kneel and give that starter a crisp, sharp tug with your right hand. If the engine "hits", then push in the choke until off. Goto step 4.

If it does not give a hint of life, repeat the tug on the line 2 more times. If it STILL does not start, check for a distinct odor of gasoline. Likely, at this point, it is flooded, proceed to step 5.

4: With choke now off, continue to depress the throttle fully and give it another sharp pull on the starter. If it starts and revs? Let it idle for a minute to warm up, then go to work!

5:With choke OFF, press and hold throttle at full. It may take several pulls on the starter rope to see any life. If after 10 pulls and there is still no life, and still smells of gasoline - time to see the Ex about getting the trimmer looked after for some TLC. :D

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As with all 2 stroke engines,
1. Pump the fuel plug. 3 -5 times.
2. Turn the stop botton onto start.
3. Choke onto hot.
4. Pull the cord . Most important... dont touch the throttle trigger when pulling the cord. Wait until until it starts up.
If you do. (like it says in the instructions, your flooding the engine)

Works every time for me on everyone's whipper snippers.

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Floods out everytime you try to start no matter what you do .if i dont pump the bulb or choke it . gas comes out the exhaust

Clean the air filter. Clean the spark arrester (muffler - if it cannot exhale it cannot inhale). You can prime until your thumb bleeds - that is NOT the problem. To much choke almost always is. It is severely flooded Open and follow this BE CAREFUL - Extreme fire hazard.

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I am going to make the following assumptions:
1. It is a Poulan PP4218(WeDoNotCare), start procedure the same.
2. You removed and verified there is spark (plug replacement recommended). The plug is dry (not flooded).
3. With the saw at waist height; the starter handle held; and the saw released. It remains against the starter handle or VERY slowly lowers with a distinctive pause during each compression stroke.

OM follows:
All Poulan CurrentModels
Type just the model numbers (choose the suffix after the list is provided).

It needs spark, fuel, and compression to run.
An overly rich mixture should not keep it from starting.
To much or to little fuel will (most start problems)!

The start procedures are on pages 9 and 10.
If the engine is cold - Please read the second NOTE: before trying to start.
If warm – read the DIFFICULT STARTING (or starting a flooded engine). I would try it with choke closed first (Pull to full choke; push to off choke). Hard starting is almost always flooded on a 2-cycle engine. You can prime all you like; priming does not inject the fuel mix into the carburetor. It circulates mix from the fuel tank through the carburetor and returns any excess to the tank

Reply below with what happens. I will help you as much as I possibly can. HTH

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Trimmers floods its self, will not stay running

It is unusual for a trimmer to flood itself. It is common to have a lean condition diagnosed as rich.
So lets start by seeing if its lean or rich. Get unit running and apply as much throttle as possible and keep unit running then slowly close the choke. If unit starts to run better as choke is closed then it is lean. If unit dies immediately and is hard to start again it may be flooded.
4 possible reasons for flooding...
1. piece of debris in inlet needle, needle lever adjusted too high
2. adjustment screwd turned too far out
3. exhaust screen clogged
4. low compression
If unit has a stuck inlet needle it will flood while engine is off and be very difficult to start- remove fuel source and/or turn adjustment screws all the way in and pull rope until unit starts ( 4 or 5 times)
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clean the screen.
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Motor will not start

For some reason the engine is flooded. To make it start do the following: turn the choke off, hold the throttle wide open and crank it until it starts.Do not push the primer bulb first. It already has more fuel than it can burn. It will smoke more than usual until it burns out the excess fuel. You may also have a carb problem but this should allow the engine to start so it can be diagnosed.

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