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Old 05-12-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Homelite weed eater not working


I'm not sure of the exact model of the weed eater, I know it was made in 2006. It has worked perfectly fine for years and all of a sudden it just wont start and theres fuel coming out the muffler when i pull the string to start it. anyone have any ideas? Thanks

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Old 05-12-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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I'm not sure of the exact model of the weed eater, I know it was made in 2006. It has worked perfectly fine for years and all of a sudden it just wont start and theres fuel coming out the muffler when i pull the string to start it. anyone have any ideas? Thanks



Are you sure it's not on full choke.

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Old 05-12-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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First thing you're going to need to do is pull the spark plug, clean it good, and let the cylinder dry out. Maybe replace the plug if you'd like.

Second, you'll need to determine if this is a "first start of the year" problem, or if you've got something messed up in your carburetor. 90% of the problems with these weed eaters is fuel related - everything from too much oil in the mix, to old gas varnished up in the carb, to a tiny speck of dirt plugging an orifice.


After you've dried out the cylinder & cleaned/replaced the plug, try it again. This might have just been a fluke. If not, you'll need to do some carb work.


Let us know what you find.
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Sure sounds like a stuck float in the carb.
Very common problum.
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Sure sounds like a stuck float in the carb.
Very common problum.
Unless his is a 4-cycle weed eater (very unlikely) there is no float in the carb. Stuck needle valve? Yeah, that's a possibility.
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I have a Homlite 4 stroke. Works pretty good.

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