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Cant find anyone who will tell me how to adjust a homelite carburetor that only has one screw adjustment

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  • Elliot expre May 11, 2010

    is this a homelite garden tool?

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    Jim Parker May 11, 2010

    If it only has one screw, then it is probably the idle adjustment screw. The carb. adjustments are more than likely the plastic limiter screws, sometimes RED & WHITE, or both.You can adjust them, but not as much as the old carburetors. This may not be the problem. Can you get the trimmer to run at all? If so, how does it act and how long does it run? Jim



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Most devices will work ok if you screw the adjustment screw all the way in, then back off 1 and 1/2 turns.
Also, you might try a shot of ether-engine starter to initially get it going. As Always, have a fire extinguisher handy when dealing with these fuels. Good Luck!

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