Craftsman Edger

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Old 05-28-08, 08:34 AM
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Craftsman Edger

Hi, I picked up a used Sears Craftsman edger that has problems idling. It looks faily old, I'd guess pre 90's. It will only stay running if I hold the choke at 3/4. It looks like a diaphram type carb. All I've done so far is replace the air filter. Any other troubleshooting advice would be appreciated.

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Old 05-28-08, 09:06 AM
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Please post the engine numbers usually found on the engine shroud just above the spark plug so we know what engine you have. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 05-28-08, 12:57 PM
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When I get home I'll check. Would this be of any help?

Sears model number
Edger:536.871302
Engine: 143.744032

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Old 05-28-08, 10:27 PM
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Sounds like you need to clean the carb and install a rebuild kit in it.
 
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Old 05-29-08, 05:15 AM
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Here is the numbers off the top of the engine:
143 744032 SER 4129B

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Old 06-01-08, 07:52 AM
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It from 1984. I see the Sears site below.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...9790-00001.png
 
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Old 06-01-08, 08:32 AM
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After a carb rebuild, mine won't run hot.

I learned the starting game(full choke, half choke, burp, fart run), but I can't seem to keep it going.

I got some advice that it might be H & L screw adjustment. Any method on setting these(probably H)?

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Old 06-01-08, 09:39 PM
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Yes, you may need to set those screws. It's been a long time since I messed with one of those carbs, but I believe the ones on 2 strokes had 2 screws, and the 4 strokers had one mixture screw next to a blank undrilled hole where the second screw would be. I think yours is going to be the 4 stroke with 1 screw on the left side of the carb when viewing it from the air filter end. Not the screw up high at the top of the carb, but just over the diaphragm cover. Screw this one clockwise until it bottoms out (gently), then back it out 1 1/2 to 2 complete turns. This should be close, and you can fine tune from there.
 
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I'm also noticing gas leaking from the choke opening
 
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Old 06-02-08, 09:48 PM
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You must not have installed the rebuild kit I guess?
 
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Old 06-09-08, 08:53 AM
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No yet, I ordered on online and have yet to receive it.

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