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Trimmer will start when on choke but will not keep running,unit is brand new

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Sounds like its not getting enough gas. Is it sucking air around any of the fuel lines? That would be my first guess. Have you adjusted the setting screws? Tighten them up. May bee just one. Then loosen thm 1 1/4 turns out. Then it should start. After it warms up you can adjust them in 1/8 turn. To make it run better.

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