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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Two stroke weed wacker won't start
I recently came into possession of a two stroke weed wacker. I don't know when the last time it was run so I dumped the gas and replaced what was in the tank but not the lines (with 50:1 mix). I primed it and pulled the cord. Repeatedly. It did not want to fire up.
After giving myself a blister I decided that wasn't going to work. I pulled the spark plug and it was really dirty and the gap was closed up. I cleaned it and put a gap in it.
I tried pulling the cord again and after a while it fired up and died. Tried again and it fired up. Idled for a minute and then I engaged it and it revved up like crazy for about 10 seconds then the carb spit gas all over me.
What would cause this? Any thoughts?