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Trimmer will start but as soon as i depress the trigger it dies. I have had to replace the primer bubble and in doing so made sure the gasket was put back on properly IT JUST WONT STAY RUNNING can you help?

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Your trimmer is starving for fuel. If it is less than 18 months old, my guess is that it just needs a carburetor adjustment. If it is older than 18 months, it should have the carb cleaned and rebuilt, or replaced. Check with homelite.com for the cost of a replacement carb, sometimes they are less expensive than having the old one repaired. If it just needs an adjustment, find a local repair shop to do it for you. Homelite requires a special tool to adjust the carb, and won't sell the tool directly to consumers. Some shops will sell the adjustment tool. No special tools are required to replace the carb, just basic tools.
Good luck!

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

  • pjhaire Sep 19, 2010

    yes the brasds why they can not leave it like the good old days when all u need was a small screw diver

  • John Houser
    John Houser Sep 09, 2011

    You can use a dremmel tool or hack saw to cut a slot in the screws so you can use a screwdriver. Make sure the shavings don't get in any open orifices and blow the unit off well after cutting..

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