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Manage My Life

I have a Craftsman weedeater, model 316.791190 that stalls out. How do I keep it running?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
February 27th, 2011

It WILL start and run at idle speed but when I press the trigger to increase power, it stalls out. I have tried changing fuel 3 times to get the correct mixture. The spark plug, air filter, and all fuel lines are in great condition along with the primer bulb. The unit is less than a year old.

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Craftsman , Kenmore PRO Appliances
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the trimmer. By what you have stated I suspect the carburetor has partly plugged passages. The new carburetors do not have mixture adjustment screws. When they have this problem the carburetor need to be toughly cleaned or replaced. I recommend replacing the carburetor because the $15.00 cost is better than the frustration of cleaning the carburetor.

I have checked the warranty of the trimmer and it has a two-year warranty. I recommend taking it to one of our drop off locations to have it repaired. Please click on this link to find out the closest drop off location.

Sears Home Services

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If you would rather repair the trimmer yourself, please visit our parts website to order the needed parts.

Sears Parts Direct

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Please let me know if you need further assistance on the repair of the trimmer.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.
by Mark T
February 27th, 2011
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afritz afritz
I understand that your weed eater keeps stalling out. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I noticed that someone else had asked a similar question with a posted response from an expert. I attached the link below for you to view. I hope the link that I provided is helpful.
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by afritz afritz
February 25th, 2011
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