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06-14-15, 07:25 AM   #1  
weed trimmer

Hi guys My current problem is with a Craftsman trimmer. It starts & will idle, but has little power. model #316.711370 I would Appreciate your thoughts about the possibilities. Thanks

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06-14-15, 07:29 AM   #2  
Look in the fuel tank and see if there's a filter inside the tank.
Broken or leaking fuel line.
Leaking primmer bulb.
Carb. needs rebuilding or replacing.

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06-14-15, 11:17 AM   #3  

What you describe is the symptom of a clogged muffler.

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06-14-15, 11:23 AM   #4  
Have you adjusted the two screws for mixture at high speed versus low speed? As Joe says, the filter may be clogged.

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06-14-15, 05:30 PM   #5  
I'mwith Wirepuller38. Check it without the muffler.

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