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Trimmer model # ut2004b trimlite---- difficult to start will not continue to run and slows down when cutting and ultimately stalls

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SOURCE: My Homelite trimlite trimmer will only run in the

Could be a dirty fuel filter or cracked fuel line. The filter is usually inside the tank. You should be able to take the cap off and turn the unit upside down and shake it so that the filter drops from the tank. If not then grab it with a pair of needle nose pliers. If changing the filter or replacing the lines doesn't work, the carburetor might need to be cleaned.

Posted on Apr 18, 2010

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SOURCE: Trimmer will only run in choke position

You have a few possibilities. Make sure you have good fresh gas in the tank. You're not getting enough gas, so choking helps get more gas than air, making it run better. Could be the carb diaphram (not very expensive if you replace yourself), when they get old they don't perform like they should. Could be the filter in the gas tank is bad, plugged. Also might be just an easy adjustment on the carb Low, and High speed screws. The choke has three positions, full choke, partial choke, and no choke, which means run position.

Posted on May 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Trimmer starts, but stall's out, and is sluggish

Get a can of starter fluid and an assistant. Start it up and spray some starter fluid into the air intake to make it run long enough to clear up the sluggishness. J.

Posted on Aug 02, 2010

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Maybe the unit is overheating due to a lack of ventilation and it has been a very hot summer. Make sure that the intake vents on the unit are open and clean, free of grass, debris, dirt etc. Easy to clog up with all the stuff flying around when running.

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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