Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

Weed eater won't idle


devLK's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2
OH

01-11-14, 02:57 PM   #1  
Weed eater won't idle

Hello everyone,

I have a Troy Bilt 4 cycle weed eater model TB575ES. Didn't work last year and recently decided to try and figure out what is wrong with it. I've replaced the fuel lines, fuel filter, carb, spark plug, air filter, and changed the oil. It's up and running but I just can't figure out why it won't idle. As soon as I release the trigger it shuts off.

 
Sponsored Links
joecaption1's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 4,297
VA

01-11-14, 03:01 PM   #2  
Done any adjustments to the low speed jet yet?

 
devLK's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2
OH

01-11-14, 03:25 PM   #3  
I can't say that I have, I don't see any adjustments on the carb. I've seen on some 2 cycles engines where there are screw that can be adjusted but I don't see any on this carb.

 
jsouth's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 205
TX

01-25-14, 08:15 AM   #4  
You may have a air leak,check the cylinder head bolts,they may have come loose,causing a air leak.Also check the plastic carb. adapter,to see if it came loose.You may also have a clogged spark arrester screen in the muffler.Hope this helps.

Jerry

 
hopkinsr2's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,561
Non-US

01-25-14, 09:37 AM   #5  
If this is the rotary barrel carb, you'll probably need a carb kit,, Sorry, but no adjustments on that carb.... Roger Sorry, I didn't read the post close enough, you stated you replaced the carb (with a new one,right??) Roger

 
Search this Thread