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Craftsman 32cc weeder model 79158 not starting


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06-04-05, 10:17 AM   #1  
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Craftsman 32cc weeder model 79158 not starting

I don't have a manual and not particularly engine oriented. I use it in a sandy area, when it ever does start a cloud of oil seems to rush out and it quits running frequently although can usually re-start with difficulty. I cannot get it started now. I replaced plug, sprayed staring fluid, primed and pulled. Engaged the throttle and tried w/o engaging throttle; opened gas cover to let air in and then with it tight.

Primer bulb has air bubbles in it after depressed; I can see fuel going through the line when I depress the primer bulb.

If you have suggestions, will need to know specifics i.e. where are the screws for adjusting mixture. Any help appreciated.

 
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06-04-05, 11:55 AM   #2  
is your mixture 40-1 and change plug......

 
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06-04-05, 12:02 PM   #3  
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Plug is changed. Not sure on ratio, liquid in tank seems blue/green. Finally started w/o throttle engaged, choke on low. When depress throttle, dies out.
Where are screws to adjust mixture? (see a yellow/orange plastic part that may be mixture screw?)

 
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06-07-05, 12:04 AM   #4  
Yep, that's the mixture screw. Sounds like a carb problem to me.


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