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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Same as what I'm reading here. Machine starts, not easy to

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same as what I'm reading here. Machine starts
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: not easy to start but won't stay running
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes I have gas
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: yes
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I paid via Paypal - Who is helping me?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

make and model? what is this ? What does it do, runs and dies? How long before it will restart? Engine model?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
ECHO - SRM 225 Line Trimmer - I intend to do repair myself because paying for repair is nearly cost of new machine.Worked great for last 3 yrs. ran out gas last fall because I moved. Won't start without "priming" carb directly. Won't stay running.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

It starts and dies ? No bubbles in primer? I would recommend cleaning or replacing the carburetor.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
OK - I need instructions on how to do that. Also read that maybe fuel filter needs replaced.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Just want to be clear, I can't get it to start unless I removed the air filter and dump gas directly into the Carb. Then runs poorly won't idle, and won't run at all unless full choke.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Gas in not going through the carburetor body. With the prices , I would go with a new carburetor.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
OK can you point me where to get one?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Will buy one & let you know what happens.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

OK> Thanks,

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Just ordered carb will let you know what happens. Any special tools required for this R&R? Thanks!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

no, just regular hand tools.