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Homelite weedeater starts, but when throttled dies

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You have a dirty carburetor or a carburetor in need of new parts. Disassemble carburetor. Clean with carb. cleaner and use a Den Tek Brush, (used for cleaning teeth), for the small portals. Check the small screen in carb., making sure that it's free of debris. Reassemble and see if it works properly. If it doesn't, then you will need to buy a carb. kit and replace the small screen, needle valve, appropriate gaskets, and diaphragm. This should do it.

Jim

Posted on May 30, 2009

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