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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.

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


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

Sears Parts Direct


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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