weedeater featherlite fl20 wont idle, cuts off under load

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Old 04-22-13, 02:30 PM
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weedeater featherlite fl20 wont idle, cuts off under load

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i have an fl20 featherlite weedeater it has ran great for about 5 yrs and now it will not run, when cranked it immediately dies, and if it does run a few seconds it dies under load, when i move the choke lever to choke and back to run it revs up high and dies again, could anyone help me troubleshoot this problem? i have taken the muffler off to check spark arrestor clogging and also sprayed carb cleaner in the mouth of the carb while running

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Old 04-22-13, 05:03 PM
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The carb needs cleaning. Might want to check the fuel lines too.
 
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Old 04-22-13, 07:05 PM
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Hi
could you tell me how you go about cleaning a carb this small, i dont even see any jets, just the mouth of the carb with the butterfly that opens and closes
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Old 04-22-13, 07:40 PM
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You have to take it off and apart. Make note of how it all comes apart so you can put it back together properly. A digital camera might help.
 
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Old 04-23-13, 06:49 AM
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thanks, i was able to find a youtube video and took the carb apart and cleaned, i was very careful with everything, everything went back together nicely and now the machine wont start, any suggestions as to what i have done?
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Old 04-23-13, 09:48 AM
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Double check the gaskets and diaphragms and make sure they aren't backwards, upside down, or in the wrong order.
 
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Old 04-23-13, 01:21 PM
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Not sure what it was, put in fresh gas, pulled a few more times, now running like new after the carb clean, idles great

thanks so much
 
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