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Craftsman weed eater wont run

Craftsman weed eater straight shaft brush cutter will only run for a few seconds . Ran good for 15years.Last year coil went out, filter in gas tank dried up.Replaced filter and coil and spark plug . Still didn't run. Took it to a shop and they said it had good compression. They said it was a carburetor, but they couldnt order the right one. Got it back from shop adjusted ideal and ran good for a month.But then quit running again. Wasn't getting any gas, so we ordered new carburetor from sears. Put the new carburetor on ran 3 days then quit but the carburetor was clear not clogged or any thing. Both the new and old carburetor do the same thing.

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  • hubbard01803 Sep 25, 2009

    thanks

  • hubbard01803 Sep 25, 2009

    i not sure. i am gonna do it tomorrow

  • hubbard01803 Sep 25, 2009

    just checked with a gauge and 1st pull shoot up to 60 2nd pull shot up to 90 3rd pull went up to 100 4th pull 105 5th pull 110

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    bbreton May 11, 2010

    Did they put a compression gauge on the engine and tell you what the compression was?

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MAKE SURE YOU REPLACE THE CARB GASKETS. ALSO MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING FRESH FUEL WITH THE RIGHT MIXTURE. COMPRESSION SHOULD BE AT LEAST 90LBS

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