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My Echo pb251 is only 3 months old. After about a month of perfect running, one day it would not run above idle. You have to partially choke it to get any speed out of it. It's like the high speed jet is clogged? I took the carborator off and tried to remove the jets but they are not removable? Spayed carberator cleaner in just for the heck of it and put it back togeather, runs the same. Please advise as soon as possible. Thank you

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Check your exhaust (muffler), it has 4 or 5 small exit holes, the new gasket between the exhaust port and "muffler" has been known to come apart and plug the exhaust holes which will keep your engine from running much above idle, it can't exit the air/fuel because of the blockage and that will let it run barely above idle, its probably hard to start too.

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