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It will not start. It has not been used for several years. There has been a small amount of fuel in the tank.I primed the fuel into the little bulb, put the choke on full close and pulled the started cord several times. the engine turned over poroperly but didn't start. I put the choke on half closed and pulled the starter cord sereral more times. The engine still didn't start.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Many times with a gas mix, after sitting for a while, the mix separates and gums up the carb. Taking the carb off and soaking it overnight in a parts or carb cleaner and running carb cleaner through the tank and gas lines will cure this.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Ryobi SS30 trimmer starts fine and runs at when in full choke position to about half choke position. But when I put the choke lever to the full run position, it stalls out. Ryobi ss30 same problem of

You need to rebuild the carburetor. You will need to go to an outdoor power & equipment store of some kind to get a carburetor kit for your specific trimmer. It will come with various gaskets, (some of which you won't use), a needle valve, and a small screen that goes in the carb. Replace all old parts with new. New primer bulb is sold seperately. When you have the carb. apart, you will also need to clean the small ports with a Den Tek Brush (used for cleaning teeth). Use carb. cleaner when cleaning.

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Posted on May 29, 2009

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you need to adjust the high speed needle turn it out in 1/4 increments as you throttle it, low speed may have to come out alittle but do high speed first. I had to answer this as I use to have a pastor john in sturgeon bay, miss him alot.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: starts fine but when u close choke and give gas,the engine dies

Sounds like you will need to clean your carburetor.
Sometimes you can get by with priming it a few times, and letting it
run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,
but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.
If the mower is over a couple years old, then I also recommend that you
buy and install a new carburetor repair kit, because the diaphragm will
get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.
When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, count the
number of turns it takes to seat the jets from their original position.
That way when you go to put the jets back in, you know how many turns
they were in/out.
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Good Luck, I hope this helped

Posted on May 25, 2010

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SOURCE: 31cc Poulan Pro Weedeater

Sounds like the fuel lines are crossed. Either the in and out lines on the primer are crossed or the primer line on the carbureator is crossed with the normal feed line. Good luck

Michael E.

Posted on Aug 02, 2010

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