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It's an old model my dad has been using and for some reason i can not get the thing started. there is gas in it, when i push fuel line rubber bubble it seems to feed the gas. Not sure what position the choke needs to be in. Is the hole to behind the choke lever supposed to be covered or uncovered? Do i need to hold the eater in certain position? I feel like getting a new one but my pops seems to e the only one to get it to work and untill the thing blows up he wil not get a new one.

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First make sure the gas is fresh and mixed properly with a high grade oil ( I use gold spectra). If the spark plug is not new replace it and check to ensure there is good spark. if this does not resolve the issue the problem may be a pinhole in the fuel line (very common) or within the carburetor itself. If you are mechanically savvy remove the cover, remove the carb and disassemble by removing the fuel pump (4 tiny screws and the bowl (one large screw). Clush the carb with a spray can of solvent after removing the fuel pump and gasket and the float bowl gasket, if you have a compressor blow some air through the passages. Re-assemble the carb and see if that works.

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