Question about Homelite Mighty Lite Lawn Trimmer
The fact that the the engine won't accelerate is most likely a carburetor problem. Being that is was out of use for 2 years, it quite possibly has gum/varnish built up in the fuel system. The sensitive internal parts of the carburetor are most liklely dried out and brittle. They need to be flexible and soft. At the minimum, you need to have a gasket and diaghragm kit installed in it or even a complete rebuild kit.
The only other thing to try is to try to adjust the L and H mixture screws on the carburetor. Many times this will cure a non-acceleration issue, the only problem being what I think you have stated. It is difficult to grasp these screws as they have been made this way on purpose to prevent tampering with the fuel mixture (per EPA emmission rules).
Small aluminum tubing (sold at hardware and home improvement stores) forced over the heads of the screws will turn them and so will the crimping end of a #22 wire connector (ring terminal or spade connector works).Regular needlenosed pliars can't reach them...even the smaller jeweler's kind. Special tools have been made to adjust these carbs and once you know their shape, sometimes you can purchase one on Ebay.
Posted on Oct 24, 2010
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