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04-26-06, 03:15 PM   #1  
Homelites last legs

I have a Homelite Zr Series gas trimmer that has served me well for 11 years. I've maintained and serviced it regularly. This season I did my usual start up maintenance. It starts and runs, but seems tired because when I full throttle it doesn't go to full rev or speed. Back and forth with the choke to keep it going. Normal light smoke. I'm sure its a carb issue and was running carb cleaner in the mix but to no avail...any ideas?.....thanks in advance.

John

 
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04-26-06, 07:50 PM   #2  
You could try a carb rebuild, tear it down and soak it in carb cleaner..... blow it out and use a rebuild kit, new diapragm and all. Be sure to blow the carb out through any holes you see good. Carb cleaner through the gas wouldn't help it. I'd also replace the fuel lines while your there, and a new fuel filter... but that should come with a fuel line kit.... pictures along the way will help for reference.

 
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04-27-06, 02:41 AM   #3  
thanks V8...will give that a try

 
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04-27-06, 02:50 AM   #4  
You will likely have difficulty finding a Homelite dealer with these parts in stock. You will find it easier to locate a dealer in your area who works on handheld equipment and get a Walbro or Zama (whichever your trimmer has for a carburetor) rebuild kit along with the other parts you may need. Be sure to bring the trimmer along so they can get any useful info off the trimmer they may need.

 
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04-27-06, 03:01 AM   #5  
thanks....I see the carb I need on eBay for $7.00

 
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