Engine Starting Problem

Reply

  #1  
Old 05-28-02, 12:33 PM
SteveBBB
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Weedeater won't start

I have a Weedeater GTI 16 (5 yrs old). It ran fine before, but when I moved I drained the oil/gas out. I refilled it with the proper oil/gas mixture (40:1) and it has run only once out of the dozen or so times I've tried to start it.

After I pull it about 10 times, I get a strong gas smell so I quit thinking it's flooded.

There are two screw adjustments. At flat slotted screw looks like a needle valve and a phillips head that looks like a throttle stop.

Does anyone know what I can try to get it to start everytime I need it?

Thanks,
SteveBBB
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-28-02, 09:29 PM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,818
Is the spark plug firing? If you have spark, then you likely have a fuel problem. Let us know if you have spark first, we'll go from there.
 
  #3  
Old 06-01-02, 12:17 PM
JDI
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Your right , one is a throttle stop screw and you may have one or two other , usually two. One for idle and one for high speed.
You may wish to replace the small filter in the gas tank as this often plugs up. After that yor best bet would be to do a compression check as you mentioned you had it for 5 years or more and if all seems ok , then get a carb kit and go from there , that is only if you have good spark and your still having problems.

Good luck.
 
  #4  
Old 06-03-02, 05:42 AM
SteveBBB
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Thumbs down Gave up

I put in a new spark plug and rebuilt the carb. It still pulled till it flooded. I decided 5 years was long enough and that the Weedeater brand was not for me.

I went to Home Depot and bought a new HomeLite (J. Deere) which runs great.

Thanks for the help.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes