- Cottage Grove, OR
I am sorry you are having a problem with the trimmer. I recommend removing the spark plug first. Then look at the end of the plug. If it is wet, we know the carburetor is letting fuel through. If that is the case, I recommend checking spark at the plug. To do that you need to connect the spark plug to the spark plug wire. Then hold the base of the spark plug to a bare metal part of the engine with insulated pliers. While holding the spark plug in this position, pull the starter rope. You should see a spark jump the gap on the end of the plug. If you do not see any spark, check the kill switch. If the switch is fine, the problem is likely a defective ignition coil. If you do see a spark, the problem is likely old fuel.
If the end of the spark plug is dry, the fuel is not going through the carburetor. To verify this you need to reinstall the spark plug. Then carefully pour about a thimble full of fuel into the throat of the carburetor. Then pull the starter rope. If the engine starts and dies the carburetor is the problem. Usually cleaning the carburetor will cure the problem. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance. Mark T.
If the end of the spark plug is dry the fuel is not going through the carbureotr. To verify this you need to reinstall the spark plug. Then carefully pour about a thimble full of fuel into the throat of the carburetor. Then pull the starter rope. If the engine starts and dies the carburetor is the proble. Usually cleaning the carbureotr will cure the problem.
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