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Craftsman Weedwacker trimmer, model no. 316.791191

by LINDA WILLIAMSON Last activity date:
July 11th, 2011

Purchased on 7-9-11, assembled today. Followed starting instructions and trimmer would not start, seemed flooded and would not fire. Finally after holding the throttle control lever in the open position the trimmer started. The line hit a leg on flower pot and died. Trouble restarting. When restarted, plulled the throttle lever to full throttle and the engine stalled. Let off the throttle and the engine ran better, but when got into higher weeds the engine bogged down, stalled and died.

Craftsman , Trimmers & Edgers , Kenmore PRO Appliances
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There should be an adjustment on the carburetor, it will be a slight adjustment but it may be enough to level this thing out. It sounds like it's a carburetor adjustment holding things up on your trimmer. If you cannot get it to adjust out you may get with the store where purchased to see if they can adjust it out for you. Most of the trimmers take a special tool to adjust the carburetor with so I don't think it would be something you can adjust too much other than the slight amount that can be done with a screw driver.

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July 11th, 2011
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New yard equipment that presents problems would be upsetting. It appears that you have checked the manual and followed instructions there. Since it is brand new, you might wish to consider taking it back in for a check since it is under warranty if the expert does not have a quick fix for this. I attached the repair link below.
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July 10th, 2011
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