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Ryobi ss30 weedeater,my weedeater seems to be flooded.need help

I took the spark plug out pulled the cord 10 times.put the plug back in.and it actually started which is in improvement.but will only run 10 seconds.then dies.took the plug out again and it had gas on it..do i just keep repeating this process.or is there another fix?

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Give lots of details when describing the problem. When it started, was the choke on? If the choke is on, try starting it with the choke off, or starting it with the choke on and immediately taking the choke off when it starts, but keeping your fingers on the choke so you can turn it on again if the motor begins to die. As others have described, you have a problem with the mixture screws not being set right or the carb diaphram being damaged. Your owners manual may tell you what settings to start with on the mixture screws, or you may be able to google the model number and get the manual online if you don't have one. At this point you should have taken the carb apart to look for problems and blow out the air and fuel passages. You are making progress. At least you know that it is getting spark, and getting gas. I am not familiar with that model, but many of them have three settings for the choke, fully on, half on, and completely off. If you have that type, after it starts and dies, take out the plug and dry it, then try starting it with the choke half on. You will need to clear out the excess gas while you have the plug out.

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87 octane gas with ethanol gums up the fuel lines and parts. The only solution to replace or clean them and then use only 89 octane with no ethanol. Echo actually has this in their owners manual.

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