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Echo SAM 2201 Weedeater - Problem: Fuel going through exhaust, flooding engine. While cranking engine, without using choke, fuel goes through the engine and comes through exhaust.

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Hi can be one of 2 things, Dirty fuel which will get on needle and seat or the diaphrams have gone hard holding the needle open.

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