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Have a sears 32cc craftsman weedeater that turns on but as soon as I push thegas trigger it turns off. Put a new fuel line, spark plug and clean the carb. What should I do next?

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Sounds like your idle fuel mixure is too lean, depending on how old you trimmer is, it should have 3 adjustment scews, one for the idle, one for the low idle mixure, and one for the high idle mixure. If all three are a flathead screw type you can make the adjustment yourself. look for the one labeled "low" and make your adjustment counterclock wise in 1/4 turn increments until it runs properly. you shouldn't have to adjust the high mixure screw. if you don't have the screw type adjustments, them you may need to buy a special tool (available at most lawn mower shops) to make the nessesary adjustment. make sure you leave the Idle Screw alone though( the one that move the cable) as adjusting this one will make adjusting the mixure harder to get right.

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