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Need to know how to rebuild the carb on a 3.0 hp

I have a 3.0 hp gas edger that just started running bad and had to run with the choke have on. Then the next time it would not run but just a minute each time I cranked it.--tried coking etc and still would only run for a minute. The it started leaking fuel out the bottom of the carb I think the diaphram is torn
I need to know how to rebuild the carb and make the final jet adjustments

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The carb sounds like a vacu-jet, very easy to rebuild. Remove it from the tank but be careful not to damage the siphon tube. Then make sure to check for foreign matter in the tank (big problem with this system), clean and flush it. The idle screw is easy, the other is set by going from idle to full throttle quickly and adjusting it just so it doesn't stumble

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