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Hard to start and will only run on choke or partial choke

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Hi,

The problem is probably due to a fuel flow problem or clogged air filter, but could be caused by the insulation of the spark plug breaking down when it gets hot. Try changing the plug and if this doesn't work have a look at these tips:


http://www.fixya.com/support/r9230929-weed_eater_strimmer_will_not_start

Hope this helps!

Posted on May 27, 2011

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    EugenesDIYDen May 28, 2011

    Check also that there is a good seal between the carburettor and the inlet manifold on the engine.

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