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I have a 31cc yard-man culltivator. I have a carburetor problem. The engine will only run if I manually choke the carb with my finger over the air intake. Other wise the engine is not getting gas.

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  • tedyellen Mar 14, 2011

    That sounds like very good advice. Hopefully I can get back to working on it tomorow and let you know if your solution solved the problem. In the mean time, thanks for your quick reponse. Ted

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The jets and/or passages are blocked and you are forcing extra fuel in to keep the engine running by choking it. Strip the carb and clean out the jets and valves and the needle valve and seat. Blow out all the passages if you can, but be careful of losing little screens etc. that may be in the passages. Do not use wire or hard object to clean jets, use a tooth pick etc. so as not to damage or enlarge the orifices.

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    Hans Pearson Mar 14, 2011

    I look forward to hearing from you - Hans.

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