Posted March 03, 2011 - 06:42 PM
Any auto parts store (advance, NAPA, autozone) will have carb cleaner. It is in a spray can like wd-40. Basically you take the carb off the engine and totally disassemble and clean everything. Be careful when taking apart not to lose any small parts and there are little paper gaskets in the carb be careful not to tear them if you do the carb will leak gas and you will have to get more. Take a small piece of wire and run through all the jets to open up in case they are clogged with rust gunk ect. spray all passageways with the carb cleaner and basically just clean everything out. It helps to take lots of pictures of how all the linkages are hooked up and how everything is put together before you take it apart so you can see how it goes back together. It's really not hard and it's the only way you will learn. Worse case scenario you have to take all the pieces to a small engine mechanic and have him reassemble. If you don't try you are going to have to take it to a mechanic anyway. Good luck.
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