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I put a new carburetor on my craftsman model 358.795200 brushwacker; it idles ok but when i pull the throttle lever it stalls?

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You will need to adjust the carburetor, I would use a 1/8 of a turn at a time, I am assuming the spark is new,also. Hope this helped Tim

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