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Weedeater starts and runs, when you give it gas it it smothers and dies

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SOURCE: weed eater runs but wont take fuel acts like running out of gas

Hello David,
You most likely have 1 or 2 problems causing this problem, both which have to do with the carburetor reservoir bowl.
1. The bowl is contaminated with dirt in with the gas causing the port to be clogged and won't allow gas to be siphoned into the carb /engine.
2. The rubber gasket on the top of the bowl is cracked due to the alcohol in the gas and needs to be replaced!
Good luck!
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SOURCE: my stihl weed smother outwhen I giveit gas

Carb jets need adjustment.

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