Craftsman 32cc gas trimmer dies

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Old 10-16-04, 02:00 PM
jasoncpa
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Craftsman 32cc gas trimmer dies

A few weeks ago, the trimmer started doing something it has never done in the 3 years I have owned it. After running for 5-10 minutes, it slows down, quickly dies, and can not be restarted. I started with the easiest: replacing the weighted fuel filter. I tried adjusting the orange carb adjustment knob, but did not seem to have any effect. I am considering simply replacing the carb since it appears easy to do, have not checked the cost yet. Any quick tips would help.

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Jason
 
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Old 10-16-04, 08:42 PM
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If it runs for 5 minutes without problem, the carb is most likely Not the problem. As soon as it dies check for spark. If no spark check the ground wire from the switch to the coil for any signs of contact. If possible disconnect the ground wire from the coil. If still no spark replace the coil.
 
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Old 10-17-04, 08:36 PM
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I agree, check for spark when it dies. Also, when it begins to die, try loosening the fuel cap in case a negative pressure is developing in the tank and causing the carb to starve.
 
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Old 10-28-04, 09:33 AM
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Thank you Azis and Cheese. I will check those things.

By the way, I am 20 minutes away from La Center. Azis, do you happen to be in the business of small engine repair, etc.? If so, is there a way I can contact you for future potential service? I don't know what kind of contact info you would want to put on this site.

Jason
 
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Old 10-28-04, 09:40 AM
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Hi Jason,
Sure thing I run a small shop at my home,
http://personalpages.tds.net/~azis/JBsFixiT.jpg
Always happy to meet new folk in the area
 
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Old 10-28-04, 09:51 AM
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Excellent, Azis. I have noted your contact info. Since it is about time to close up the shed for the winter, I will likely not do anything else until spring, but my guess is the problem won't go away on its own (HA!), so I may give you a call at that time.

Thanks,

Jason
 
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