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Dirty carburetor Won't throttle

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IF you're right, then you have three options:

  1. Replace carb, or
  2. Remove and overhaul carb [a little expensive and not "fun"],
  3. Try one of those relatively new "in-the-tank" solvent cleaner kits [available at most auto parts stores], but if you do, BE SURE to follow all label instructions "to the letter."

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