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Starts fine but runs a too low a speed

Has plenty of gas and oil, i have checked the spark plug and air filter...but it just wont run at a fast speed.
are there any adjustments that can be done to the carborator that will increase engine speed?

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You probably have a partially blocked main jet inside your carb!

You need to pull the bowl of your carb and snake the main jet with a fine piece of wire *( a stripped twist tie is usually enough).

You might not have the type of carb that has the main jet underneath.
You need to run the model number on this unit and find the parts breakdown for the carb it has to locate the main jet.

Good luck and be careful.

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

  • goldsmithy May 03, 2011

    Also check the air filter. You'd be surprised how little it takes to plug the 5 or 6 holes of different sizes under the air-filter cartridge holder. Plugged air filter, something to check.

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