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Bad Carb After starting the engine on my gas powered 31cc 2-cycle trimmer, I cannot get any power. Every time I pull the trigger to give it a little gas, the engine dies. It will idle ok, but then quits when I give it gas. I have primed it plenty and there is gas in the thing.

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  • markneumann Aug 12, 2008

    on mine, the priming bulb goes flat, it can't **** in any fuel into the carb. When starting, it quickly runs out of fuel. The guy at the shop says it is because of old fuel gumming up the lines.

    I am going to try to clean the carbuerator.

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    I've cleaned and blown through the carb but it still fails in the same way as yours runs ok with choke and on idle I have also changed the spark plug but that was no good either. There has to be a blockage somewhere but I can't find it


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Check the fuek lines for hole and leaks, check the fuel filter and clean if necessary. remove the carbuerator and inspect the gasket; it should be soft and flexible, if it seems hard or brittle replace it. clean the carb with carb cleaner sray (available at any local auto parts store) and compressed air. make sure you get inside the small fuel rail holes. also check the primer bulb for pin holes and proper seating/seal. if that doesn't work have the carb repaired at a service center or replaced.

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