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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Did you check to see if the plug fires? If it shows a spark, check the air filter. Did you prime the carb? Does the fuel mixture mive smoothly through the plunger? If all that is okay, go through the carb. You might take a SMALL amount of fuel mix and put it into the spark plug hole, try to fire it. If it fires, probably your problem is the carb or fuel delivery to the carb....Good luck...Lee
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
SOURCE: My poulan pro weed eater
Remove your spark plug and reattach the wire to the top of the plug and ground it against the engine and pull the cord to see if your getting spark, If you are then:
Check your fuel filter if you have one, normally they will be located in the fuel tank.
If the mower/weedeater is over a year old, then I recommend that you buy and install a new carburetor repair kit,because the diaphragm will get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.
Sounds like you will need to clean the carburetor or replace your carburetor internal rubber parts like the diaphgram and O rings.
Be sure to use compressed air to blow out all the fuel and air passages.
Be careful when blowing out the passages, because there are sometimes small rubber type seats in the bottom of some of the passages.
Sometimes you can get by with priming the carburetor or using starting fluid and letting it run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.
Keep in mind that the float for the carburetor must be level when you go to reassemble the carburetor or follow the instrucitons you get with the carburetor kit.
When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, you will first need to lightly seat the jet screws.
But before you lightly seat the jet screws count the number of turns it takes to seat the jet screws from their original position.
Be sure to mark the turns down on a piece of paper.
That way when you put the jets back in, you know to lightly seat them first and then turn them back out to their orginal position before you started.
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Posted on Apr 12, 2011
I found the manual for this model weed eater, according to the manual the mixture...
and I quote "This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline. Before operation, gasoline
must be mixed with a good quality synthetic 2-cycle air cooled engine oil designed to be
mixed at a Ratio of 40:1 ...." and I quote once more from the manual "Helpful Tip. To obtain
correct oil mix ration, pour 3.2 ounces of 2 cycle synthetic oil into one gallon of fresh gas."
Hope that helps,
If you like I can send the manual via email if you need it.
:) happy weed thrashing
Posted on Aug 12, 2011
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