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Engine cutting out

I squeeze the trigger. I have pressure for 2-4 seconds and then the engine dies.

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  • jkhobbs Jul 20, 2008

    The motor runs fine until I squeeze the trigger and then it cuts out, backfires, and dies.

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Check there is not to much fuel flowing and flooding it and also the carby might need a tune

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Check that the fuel is flowing, there should be an fuel filter, check it out.

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    Ginko Jul 20, 2008

    Eventually replace the fuel filter , check that the carburetor filter is not dirty. Also check , and clean or replace spark plug.
    If the above did not work you will need to check the fuel pump and if it is not the fuel, to take apart and clean the carburetor.


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    Ginko Jul 20, 2008

    When you squeeze trigger you open the throttle and pump more fuel into carburetor. It is probably just a carburetion problem, you have it fixed by setting the two screws (max and min ) at the base of carburetor, this job should be done by an expert or a mechanic.

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