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Remove the fuel line (check condition) from the carburetor body, tip the engine up so that the fuel tank is a little higher than the fuel line end--fuel should run out. Does this unit have a primer button? If so, inspect for holes or cracks in the clear button and the condition of the two hoses attached to it. Remove the carburetor from the engine and inspect for a hard or cracked diaphragm and pumper valves (disassemble the carburetor). Clean with spray carburetor cleaner and re-kit it if you found bad parts. Install the H and L mixture screws to CW stops (lightly) and back out to 1-1/2 turns each. This should allow the engine to run. Warm up the engine, pull the throttle full on, and adjust the H screw until the engine just starts running at high speed with cutting line deployed at full operating length. Drop back to idle and adjust L for smooth idle, but still allow the engine to 'follow the throttle'. Adjust idle speed high enough to keep it running.

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