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Craftsman 4 cycle weed wacker, only runs while choked. If I ''un choke'', will only idle, press the trigger and it stops. I checked the spark plug, put in fresh gas, cleaned ''spark screen'' in muffler. No luck. I don't see any carb adjustment screws. Is there a way to adjust carb?

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    Thanks Dolfoff, I appreciate the help.
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Be sure fuel lines are healthy...especially any places where they bend. If you feel confident enough you can go into the carb itself and check the inlet screen which is just under the inlet needle. These are a common trouble spot.
The screen will appear to be fine at first glance, but remove it and hold it up to the light and you'll find it to be swollen completely shut!
Might as well install a kit while you're in there. It's only about 10 bucks and the amount of time and effort it costs you is the same.
NOTE: Get a "REPAIR KIT" for your carb...NOT just a diaphragm kit.
Zama carb repair kits found here.
Walbro carb repair kits found here.
Hope this helps!

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