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LACK OF POWER . MACHINE WILL TICKOVER BUT CUTS OUT WHEN ACCELERATED. I HAVE CLEANED THE AIR FILTER.

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  • roundo4 May 11, 2010

    May be you need to get the carb cleaned. My weedeater would start but when off choke and try to rev it up it would die. I got some carb and choke cleaner and took it off the machine and gave it a good cleaning.

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Maybe get some carb and choke cleaner and clean the carb really well. It might have some varnish in the little holes that the fuel moves through. If you take the carb apart to clean it make sure you get a rebuild kit so you can replace the paper gaskets and the diaphram.

Let me know if this helps.
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