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MY HOMELITE ST 275

I have replaced the fuel filter,& gas lines. It will run but unless I keep pumping the triger it will stop. Than after lot of adjustments it will run W/O the air filter ,but whenI I put the air cover on it stops . I, assume it must NOT be getting air . I don't see any place to check it out. What can I do?? Glenn

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  • gav412 Jun 16, 2009

    Jim;
    Thanks,do you know the actual setting for the H & L adjustment screws?
    Glenn

  • gav412 Jun 17, 2009

    Thanks Jim,
    I can't let this thing get me down ,but it is taxing my patients.
    I have taken it apart ,so many times I can do it in my sleeep.
    I even put all the old stuff back ,except the fuel filter[TOO much work]
    Still it just runs & just shuts off,like it is NOTgetting enough gas.
    before,I went through all this work, it started easy,but stopped after about 50 Ft. than all hell broke loose.
    Glenn

  • gav412 Jun 17, 2009

    Thanks again Jim; I'll lewt you know when I get it running!
    Glenn

  • gav412 Jun 17, 2009

    Jim;
    As I told you I would let you know ,what was wrong..It's just me ,as I put the gas lines ,on the wrong place. Remember when I told you,I had NO problem putting in a new filter. That was wher it started, my STUPID mistake,so please put this in your HELP file
    .Glenn

  • gav412 Jun 19, 2009

    Jim;
    I took the tube out of the tube out & put it in the right hole. ,So Now it is not twister.
    Glenn

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Hi Glenn,

First, check the fuel lines for cracks/breaks. Replace if bad.

If they are o.k.,then you will need to disassemble the carburetor and spray with carb.cleaner. Make sure the small screen in the carb. is free of debris. Use a Den Tek Brush, (http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=165357&catid=1152), to clean the small portals in carb. These portals can become blocked. Reassemble and start.


If you need further assistance, just let me know.

Jim

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    Jim Parker Jun 16, 2009

    I always start with: 1 1/4 turns on each. And work my way up to two full turns, trying different combinations of each.

    Thanks for the rating. Good luck!!

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    Thanks Again,

    Jim







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    Jim Parker Jun 17, 2009

    Did you use the Den Tek Brush on the small portals in the carb. and check the screen? These two things are key to the problem.

    However, if the carb. parts are more than 4 years old, you may need to replace them, (new carb. kit).

    The reason you are getting frustrated is because your probably thinking that you are taking it apart one more time for nothing. Here goes another hour of my time! I've been there so many times in my life, that I'm now answering questions on FixYa.com. LOL !!

    Persistance my friend, persistance.

    Jim

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    Jim Parker Jun 17, 2009

    O.k. Glenn,

    Well just in case, here is a solution to your fuel routing.

    The longest, and sometimes smaller in diameter of the two fuel lines, goes from
    the carburetor to the bottom of the tank. Leave enough slack in this
    line so that the filter that attaches to the end will rest comfortably at the bottom of the tank.
    The
    other
    fuel line goes from the primer bulb to just inside the tank,
    (about an inch). make sure that you get the right size fuel lines. The
    plastic coupling goes on the end of this line, inside the tank. This
    keeps the line from pulling out of the tank.
    (HINT): When feeding the lines through the tank holes, cut the lines at an
    angle. They will feed much easier into the holes. You can than cut them
    off square, once you know that you have enough to work with.

    Jim








  • Jim Parker
    Jim Parker Jun 19, 2009

    I didn't quite understand the last comment. Let me know when you get it running. I feel like I'm on a mission now!

    Ha-Ha!

    Jim


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