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I can get the trimmer to start, eventually, probably fuel, I use stabilizer but fuel is from the spring. Upon starting the trimmer does not like to be accelerated and stalls sometimes, does accelerate better if I start with throttle wide open first but after a few minutes it just shuts off. I can restart but shuts off again, almost as if the kill switch is engaged. I have checked the spark plug, looks good, will get fresh fuel, may not be the problem, and have taken off the arrester? which I understand burns off any extra fuel, although it does show some build-up the screen was not impeded in any way, the screen was a round cylinder which I just flipped over and reassembled. Any help would be great, I would hate to have to buy a new trimmer, this one works great and seems to still have lots of life in it.

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Definately try new fuel mix. Gas (in USA) is usually 10% ethanol and loses its volatility in as little as 60 days. Stabilizer helps some. It sounds like this trimmer either needs an adjustment to the low side of the carb, or a rebuild. If it has adjuster screws, turn the low side out 1/4 to 1/2 turn and retry. You may have to remove the plastic locks on the screws, or some of the modern carbs require a special tool.
Good luck !

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