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Old 11-01-2019, 12:21 PM
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I have the same engine on a leaf shredder. The carb went bad due to water in the fuel.

I purchased another carb on Amazon and it works better than ever. I think it was $15
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For what it's worth and maybe I'm the last to know this but I have several pieces of equipment with gas engines. My local lawnmower repairman told me when I'm done using anything, shut off the gas and let it run till it dies. On some stuff it takes a couple minutes, but when I go to restart anytime in the future two pulls and it's running. That little tip has worked well for me. Good luck.
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Just an open question here

Why donít you all buy Briggs and Stratton powered equipment?
Parts are so more available and less expensive

32 dollars for a needle valve?

Are you crazy
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For what it's worth and maybe I'm the last to know this but I have several pieces of equipment with gas engines. My local lawnmower repairman told me when I'm done using anything, shut off the gas and let it run till it dies. On some stuff it takes a couple minutes, but when I go to restart anytime in the future two pulls and it's running. That little tip has worked well for me. Good luck.
And/Or buy 100% gas.
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:13 AM
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I have the same engine you have on a Generac generator.

You can get an entire carb and have it shipped to your door for less than what Jack's wants for a needle valve.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carburetor-...-/122845658355

Also if you notice white crusty corrosion on the aluminum of the carb body inside the bowl replace the entire carb. The aluminum has a protective coating on it that has been eroded away by water in the fuel. You can try to clean it up but it will corrode again causing continued problems in the carb.

Also:
Always use non-ethanol gas in small engines.
Always shut off the fuel and run the engine dry if the unit will not be used for a long period of time.
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