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Craftsman Incredi-pull Gas Powered Trimmer/Edger Model # 316791890 Starts but dies when throttle is used

My trimmer/edger starts just fine. It idles very high (to the point it can be used without the throttle for a small amount of time). Sometimes it will work for a short period of time when using the throttle but most of the time it sputters and dies when trigger is pulled. What is the possible cause? Could this have anything to do with the "auto-choke" system?

Posted April 23, 2013

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Joseph P., April 23, 2013

I am sorry that you are having some difficulties with your trimmer and I will be happy to help. I did some research and I was able to find a link with a similar question. Click here for the link. I hope this helps with your research while you wait for your expert response.

Bill__W, April 25, 2013

Hi,

Thanks for contacting ManageMyLife. I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your product not working correctly.

The carburetor may need cleaning and some adjustment.   Clean or replace the air filter and use some carburetor cleaner and spray into the carburetor and see if the trimmer will start and run after the spraying.  Here is a video of a similar trimmer.   Another thing is the fuel and the correct mixture for the trimmer.  Fuel over 30 days old will get moisture mixed in and cause running problems. 

Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help.

Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

Bill

 

Bill__W, April 25, 2013

Hi,

Thanks for contacting ManageMyLife. I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your product not working correctly.

The carburetor may need cleaning and some adjustment.   Clean or replace the air filter and use some carburetor cleaner and spray into the carburetor and see if the trimmer will start and run after the spraying.  Here is a video of a similar trimmer.   Another thing is the fuel and the correct mixture for the trimmer.  Fuel over 30 days old will get moisture mixed in and cause running problems. 

Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help.

Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

Bill

Frank, May 22, 2013

i am having the same problem, i clean the carb and its starts up fine but shuts off when the throttle is applied.

Bill__W, May 23, 2013

I would recommend the video of the carburator adjustment. Also in the menu of the video there are a number of videos of how to adjust the carburator.

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