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Homelite 240, runs but shuts off......... I suspect carburator.....

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Check the fuel filter, air cleaner, and muffler for plugging. Inspect the fuel lines for decay or other damage. Make sure the carburetor is fastened securely to the engine. If you still have problems, go to: http://www.drystacked.com for a 12 page article on Walbro carburetor theory and troubleshooting. This information applies in a general way to other carburetor brands as well. Hope this helps!

Posted on Nov 05, 2010

  • horse328 Nov 12, 2010

    Had this problem. Solved it by removing the spark arester screen from the muffler 7 years ago and its run great ever since.

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