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The rope broke to my troy bilt wed eater and when I put it back together it ran for a little while and suddenly died. I can't seem to get it to start again, do you have any ideas?

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You have to start with the basics and by process of elimination work your way up from there. This machine NEEDS to have 4 things to start:
1. Compression
2. Good strong spark (blue in color)
3. Fresh clean fuel
4. Clean air supply to engine.
If you are sure these 4 things are up to par, then you can proceed with a more detailed and comprehensive evaluation of the problem. From experience....I will say it probably is a fuel delivery problem....but is the fuel fresh? Is there a nice strong Spark? Is the fuel filter clean and working (in the fuel tank)? Is the air filter nice and clean? All these things affect the machines ability to EVEN start up, much less run right. For my money, if the machine has several hours on it...it could be carboned up or it could need the carb rebuilt...or it could need the air gap to the ignition module re-adjusted....see what we are up against?

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