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Homelite gas trimmer will not run without half choke and throttle

Homelite gas trimmer runs but need half choke and throttle, it will not run without choke, or idle.

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  • g_saunders May 31, 2009

    Yes, did make any difference.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    my homelite trimmer runs on half choke but when i switch to run or normal it shuts down?

  • Chris Merkle
    Chris Merkle May 03, 2014

    Me too, except once it warms up it shuts down completely. From a cold start it only last about 30 sec.

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Mine does the exact same thing and has since it was new so with mine it has nothing to do with the carb at all (I did end up taking it apart and it was clean as could be)........Home Lite just makes cheap, junky machines.

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Did you try fresh gas

Posted on May 31, 2009

  • gareye57 May 31, 2009

    sounds like the jets might be dirty try some additive to the gas to try and see if that helps (injecter cleaner ect.)

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You need to disassemble the carb. and spray with carb. cleaner. If you need tips on how to do this, just let me know. You may need a new carb. kit as well, but we won't know that until you first perform the first step, or if the carb. parts are more than 3 years old. If they are, then go ahead and buy the carb. kit and replace the parts.

Jim

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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