Gas Mini – Tiller/Edger

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Hi Tammy:
Make sure the air filter is clean.
Check the muffler. Sometimes they get clogged with carbon and the unit will idle but dies when you try to increase revs.

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If your trimmer engine idles, but stalls on throttle, check the following parts: the gasket, primer bulb, fuel filter, air filter, fuel vent, fuel line, and carburetor. The repair and symptom guide will help you better identify the part needed to be replaced and how.
The most likely culprit is a dirty or clogged air filter. Issues with your fuel pump or fuel filter can also cause your engine to idle then die with any throttle. If you have an older car, it could also be a bad carburetor.
One reason why one of these trimmers may die at full throttle is that too much oil is in the gas, which causes poor combustion. Improper operation, including overuse of the choke, can also be responsible. Poor combustion produces carbon deposits that foul the spark plug and exhaust port, making the problem worse.
The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the string trimmer for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance.
So, an air filter might clog over time. Once blocked with dust and debris, it cannot supply the required amount of oxygen to your trimmer` engine resulting in power loss. Find the air filter, take out this component, clean and reassemble it. Replace the part if you cannot reuse it.
When should I replace the edger blade? A: Edger blades vary in length from 8 to 10 inches when new, so you should be able to go through a season without replacing the blade. However, if you are using your edger more frequently, performance will start to deteriorate after the blade reaches half its original size.
Common causes include a dirty air filter, spark plug, and carburetor. To fix these issues, replace the fuel filter, clean the carburetor and spark plug, and replace the fuel if it is old as illustrated below.
Common signs include reduced engine performance, black smoke coming from the exhaust, backfiring, overheating, or hard starting.
Checking the Fuel Mix

The most common problem with a strimmer not starting is that there`s a problem with the fuel mix. Double check that you`ve used 40 parts fresh unleaded petrol to 1 part 2-stroke oil (40:1). Check the petrol you`ve used isn`t stale.

When your trimmer starts and runs on choke, it could be because the check valve in the gas cap is clogged. Start the trimmer and gently unscrew the gas cap halfway off. Turn the choke off and assess. If the engine is still running, that means the gas cap may be the culprit.
Checking the Fuel Mix

The most common problem with a strimmer not starting is that there`s a problem with the fuel mix. Double check that you`ve used 40 parts fresh unleaded petrol to 1 part 2-stroke oil (40:1). Check the petrol you`ve used isn`t stale.

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I have a Pouan Pro. I can start it but then when I give it gas it seems to have no power. It doesn’t die, just gets no power. Occasionally it revs.
ANSWER : It may well be running too rich because the air filter is blocked, remove the filter and just try the revs again free running, if ok, clean/replace the filter.

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Starts runs a couple of minutes then dies – Echo Gas Blower 135 MPH390 CFM Blower PB250
ANSWER : It
sounds like you have a bad Ignition Coil (Module). This is how they act
when they start going bad. When they get warm, they quit. Some will
last up to 20 minutes before they shut down. You can sometimes find a
used one pretty cheap at a small engine shop.Jim

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I forgot to add oil to my toro ccr powerlite e. should i remove the gas and start all over again?
ANSWER : !!!!!! dran the gas put in the neww mix gas and pray for the best

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Weed eater starts but won't stay running – Weedeater 19 in 25cc Gas Hedge Trimmer
ANSWER : Probably “gum” and “varnish” build-up clogging the TINY passages [called ‘galleries”] inside the carb!

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Hi

I have a Husky 350. It starts and runs until I give it gas, then it bogs down and quits. If I start it and just let it idle, it quits after 10 seconds or so. New plug, clean air filter, fresh gas.

Thanks for your help,
Dan

ANSWER : Take the carb off and clean it out real good.if that doe.s not work you will have to rebuild or replace carb.

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Starts and runs for about 10 seconds then dies
ANSWER : Check the fuel lines for holes or cracks if they are fine then a carb kit may be needed

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My PP325 weedeater is not getting gas to it! I replaced the rubbler button thanking that could be it a suction but it is not! If you put gas in the spark plug area it will start but dies when the gas is gone!
ANSWER : Here are a couple of my Tips that are sure to get your machine running again:www.fixya.com/support/r6078121-fuel_line_relacement_trimmer_weedeaterAnd the rubber button you refer to is called the primer bulb…lol – Too Cute :-)Good Luck!Jim

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Saw stops when i give it gas.
ANSWER : plugged fuel filter
cracked/loose fuel line allowing air (instead of fuel) into the carburetor.
poorly fitting fuel cap
plugged or disconnected/broken pumper line

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