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Vince O., Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers
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Bolens BL160 2-cycle trimmer--since I bought this trimmer it

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Bolens BL160 2-cycle trimmer--since I bought this trimmer it stalls all the time, cannot even use it effectively. Basically it is brand new, since it stalls out Replaced spark plug and gas/oil. I am an older woman and am at my wit's end.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, try adjusting the carb. Remove the rear cover, make sure the 4 black screws hold the air box to the engine are tight. A special tool may be required but tap a piece of 3/16 copper tubing onto the lo speed screw (closest to the engine) to open 1/4 turn. Run on lo speed and squeeze trigger, if stalling open a little more to it runs on high.. Fine tune high speed and open a little once it sounds good so as not to run too lean.