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Snapper weed trimmer keeps stalling

I cleaned the entire engine and it starts with one pull. But it stalls and will not let me put the choke in the run mode. It acts like its not getting enough fuel. What and how should I adjust?

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Check the fuel lines for cracks/breaks. If they are o.k., then:

You will need to disassemble the carburetor and spray with carb.cleaner. Make sure the small screen is free of debris.(Should be able to see daylight through it.)

Use a Den Tek Brush, (,to clean the small portals in carb. These portals can become blocked. Reassemble and start.

If the carb. parts are more than 4 years old, you may have to replace them.

If you need further assistance, just let me know.


Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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