How To Easily Fix A Weedeater That Bogs Down




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inspectyerbooty: great vid, i did a complete dissemble but had no carb adjust driver, would not start, i found that the plastic end of some pens would fit tight on the carb low high, i dremeled a slot in the plastic pen tip and one half turn screws and voila... motor now runs, exact same weedwhacker as your video, i did find the screw holding the needle valve rocker axle in place was rusted almost to powder, something attacked it or was bad batch of screws from factory... recall notice??? thanks for all your videos

R Romack: THANK YOU

Herbert Cammock: Who sell that adjustment tool? I have the same problem with my weed wacker

Bernhard Hofmann: I really enjoy your videos. They're very clear and simple. For a non-mechanic like me, you seem to have a magical touch with motors which is great to watch.

Jules Penney: THANK YOU! You saved me $50.00. Thought I would have to buy a new one.

Michael Freitag: seriously, took 30 seconds and worked like a champs immediately. Thanks you saved me 100 plus bucks

viningsbee: Newbie at lawn care here. This video saved my butt. Thank you!

ambharbor: Thank you for the video. I have a Craftsman weed whacker that uses the ZAMA C1U-W32 carb and I tried to adjust the "Low" setting but it won't stay running after it's warmed up. Put back the setting to where it was and now the engine won't run at all. This is with a new carb that I got only 3 months ago. It ran fine the first couple of outings and then started bogging down like the previous carb did, which was replaced a year ago! It seems like it's running out of gas. Sometimes if I applied the choke it will run but then when throttled, it bogs. Now nothing. Any ideas other than to get a 4-stroke or electric? These 2-strokers are frustrating to keep running!

Martin Garcia: Worked like a charm! I have a Homelite Bandit and it worked the same way... Can't thank you enough, keep up the good work! 

John Adams: My homelite has done this since I bought it! When I adjust the carb it works for about 5 minutes then doesnt work (overheats) then I have to back the screws out again...stupid homelite!

Chet Rogers: Thanks you very much for the video. I did what you suggested and my weedeater is working now. I didn't have a small vice grips, so I did use a dremel and made a slot. I didn't know what I was gonna do to fix it. Thanks again.

kaiok1777: I rebuilt an old Walbro WYK carb (from the 90's) - with help from one of your videos. The one where you rebuild a carb for a small Chinese motorbike or dirtbike I think. Replacing the stiff diaphragms, metering lever, small circular fuel screen and o-rings. Now my husky 125L trimmer runs really well. It was going to end up at the tip, but I am happy I persisted with it. Before you could pull 'n pull 'n pull, 50+ times or more but it wouldn't start. Now it takes only 5 or 6 attempts from cold to start. However, It doesn't want to pickup mid-speed on its way to high rpms. The throttle lever needs to be feathered to get past this sticking point. But this particular carb does not have a high or low speed needle to adjust??? The only thing that I can see is an idle speed screw...what should I do? B.T.W. I recently replaced the piston rings, piston pin retaining clips and cleaned the cylinder, piston, muffler/muffler cover of all carbon buildup (using a soda blaster). Also replaced the fuel lines, grommet, fuel filter and all gaskets. Now she runs great, except for bogging down a bit mid-speed.

Zack Howard: I'm having an issue and am not sure if I should break into the carburetor or not. My primer bulb isn't drawing in fuel unless I loosen one of the screws allowing air to get to it. I press it down and it either very slowly pops back up, or stays slightly sucked down. I've pulled both the lines and blown them out, so no blockages. Has compression and will run if I put fuel in the carb. Any help would be great. THANKS!

Scott Acosta: What if the weed-eater doesn't have those 2 screws? I have a Hitachi CG22EAB(SLP).

Rafael Madrid: that what I need to fix

Kenneth Downs: Worked like a charm. Thanks!

carson hunter: worked very well same as model airplane carb thanks

Skyler Fisher: Thanks for the vid :) it help me i didn't know what was wrong with my weed eater this helped

classic287: Another great useful video. Your camera work is great. You talk clearly and slowly. You're the best on youtube.

RevlisGT: Is there any way to fix the choke lever on this model? Mine just keeps falling down. I have been thinking that maybe I'll just put a couple screws on the outside of the airbox to hold the lever rather than replace the carb but if you had any info that'd be great.

Keith McKnight: Great video, i have a weed eater that bogs down just like the one in the video. But when i adjust the carb it still bogs down.I have a new plug and the plug is getting fire. It will idle but when not run at all. The spark arrestor on the muffler is clean. Any other suggestions. I have a husqvarna 128 L D weed eater Thanks

electrolux lad: I NEED HELP asap my homelite will NOT start nothing works ive tried everything possible nothing work i put new plug new carb the spark works ive spent over 50 dollars trying to get it running im about done got tons of compression but will not start 

Malcolm Parsons: Thanks, great work, this is exactly the problem I had now all fixed! Thanks again keep up the great vids.

Bob H: Nice video as always, but I disagree with your approach. I've had good luck restoring power on two strokes by simply cleaning the carb and replacing the spark plug. I find that adjustments can mask the core problem. These small engines have little or no air filtration so they collect dirt. I applaud your advice 90% of the time - you hit the mark especially about using fresh fuel !! Thanks for the videos!, Bob

DaBrute: Talk about luck. I have the same exact model and its doing the same thing. I'm going out to try this now.

Clark Ivey: Can this also happen to back pack blowers, mine will bog down if you try to go full throttle but runs fine if your just under full throttle

ImGonnaSpray&Pray: nothing to adjust carb low high with, any suggestions?

racerm50: Great video I have the same weed trimmer with the same problem. Now I am going to try these adjustments

Mark Newman: Hi. I got a weed eater for free a couple weeks ago and cleaned the carb(didn't use rebuild kit) and it seemed to run great. I used it for about 2 hours and after that when I go to start it it idles fine and seems to do OK. But when I hit the throttle it bogs and if I put it to full throttle it nearly dies. Could these screws need to be adjusted? I just don't see how they would if it ran fine before. Thanks 

D Gib: Great vids! Could the fact that my clutch won't engage be that the engine is not getting to high enough rpm? Not sure how high this 4 stoke TB475SS normally runs as a friend gave it to me not running. went through carb and it seems to run well now, but clutch won't engage and is not frozen/stuck. Any ideas?

MrBubbahunt9: my wife's little tiller was acting like this and i took my drimel and cut a groove in the screws and a half turn each out and it runs better than new..thanks donyboy73..

cqeggegg: Nice video and thanks. My situation is l can't even find those two screws. Any ideas?

Braeden Randell: do you even mix your gas?

Carlos E Constanza: one question ? How do you replace the primer bulb if there is no screws to remove it ? model sst25cE. Thank you in advance

Alonzo Barrow: Got the tool and it worked for both my weedeaters that would shutoff on high gear.Thanks alot for the instructional vid :-)

Wallace Weir: very informative and clearly explained video! thank you for sharing your knowledge!

TheSoftgoat: Thanks great tip, I had the same model with the same problem. Could not believe it needed a carb adjustment after only 1 year.

Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Foskey: thank you. mine is fixed....

guante72: Great thanks 

Art Mendoza: great it fixed my problem...thanks a bunch.

thurm101: I can do that. I changed out my carb last year and made no adjustments. I

AquaCarb: I thought you were going to say get fresh fuel or replace spark plug. Mine is a troy built And the shut off button won't shut off machine I have to close throttle with the blue switch on engine.

Henryk Jarzabek: TKS very much it works!!!No more problems

Peyton Morris: Hey dony my weed eater just like this leaks Oil do u know why?

Scott Nelson: Great video! You helped me out!! Used the wire splicer attached to a screwdriver. Thank you!!

Dave GB: my sthil brushcutter takes too long to start and when it starts it almost has no power how can that be?? can someone help me

lugo small engines: Hey dony boy, I have this new Troy bilt trimmer from lowes, 2 stroke and it burns gas quick,, no bogging good power and ideas on the fuel Mixing screws? 

thecooldude615: Cool video 

William Henning: very helpful i'm up and running TY.

EMT: Thanks! They sometimes skip corners and take the easy way. If they ever did that, I suggest you consult with a paralegal or lawyer. This way they won't be able to cheat you.
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