How To Easily Fix A Weedeater That Bogs Down




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kevin noneya: hey Dony didn't you make a video advocating purchasing a new carb in this condition?? I don't get it?

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.

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.

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

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

Mitch Schenkel: went to a small engine mechanic to get the weed eater fixed before i found this video. wanted to charge me $110.00 to fix it without even looking at it. so glad you posted this video. turned the screw a quarter turn and it fired right up and kept running! thank you again!

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

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!

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

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 

wee zer: buy a honda weedeater or a husqvarna with a honda engine and you'll never have this problem again and you will never have to adjust any screws ever!!!!

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?

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

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 

Kenneth Downs: Worked like a charm. Thanks!

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

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

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

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

Donald Smith: My Craftsman Weedwacker behaves exactly as in your demonstration. A new carburetor and the kit that goes with in was professionally installed after I failed to accomplish anything via the adjustments you suggested. The magneto/flywheel gap was checked, the muffler/exhaust port is not clogged, yet it still will not accelerate and stalls when you try. I have heard that the flywheel key can get bent and throw the timing off, but I hesitate to go that far unless you think that is just about the only thing left. BTW, fuel is fine, lines are clear, I have left no stone unturned in trying to get it working properly. Ideas?

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

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

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

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

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.

R Romack: THANK YOU

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!

Rafael Madrid: that what I need to fix

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

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? 

metrofurs: I had the same problem on my Craftsman, 1/2 turn to the left on the left adjustment and it's working perfect, Donyboy thanks for your helpful video A+A+A+A+A+A+

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! 

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

Justin Mattern: I was able to get about a 1/4 turn with thin needle nose pliers. I wasn't sure I even moved it but I pulled it to let it idle to check and BAM, fixed. I had literally thrown this away and elected to do some googling and give it one more try after pulling it out of the dumpster. Thanks!

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!

Drew Clausing: I looked on my echo SRM-210 and couldn't find any adjustment screws. I've taken apart the Carb and the diaphragms look good and all the hoses and bulb are good. Good gas too. Does the echo even have adjustment screws?

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Norman Hunt: Mine is an older model I guess. It only has an exposed "orange" screw. Turning that didn't help.

Marc-André Beauchemin: I used a wire connector as a tool -- turned a 1/2 -- Fixed the problem -- Too simple. Saved me a trip (and around $50). Regards to the pro.

mebe2k: I had one of those featherlite POS weedeaters.. ran like that right out of the box.

Christopher Pinterich: Thats what I thought, I appreciate you taking the time to upload this issue. Keep up the good work! =D

craftsman1983: hello I adjusted my carb on a Husqvarna weed eater and it idles smoth and ruves up fine, but after a few mintues of running it puffs white smoke out the muffler or out the air box and stalls out. then is very hard to start again. its a new weed eater only about 10hrs on it. compression is great, carb is tight, muffler is new and clean, gas is mixed properly, spark plug is new and is slighty dark, not wet or gray (len). if you know something I don't or should try please post me back. thanks!

rebel56 rebel56: Thanks for the information regarding not having the special tool. I did as you indicated and used the electrical terminal attachment and turned the screw and it runs perfectly. Again Thanks!!!

Living Social: I got a groupon from Miami and almost got tricked. The description was way off for that the deal they were offering. I found groupon reviews that several people had the same issue. Luckily Groupon honor a refund, but my time was wasted.
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