View Full Version : Adjusting carb??

07-31-2007, 12:07 AM
I have a Weed Eater brand PE550 gas edger. It has one(1) screw that can be adjusted. I am having a hard time getting to idle and run right. What could it be? I have recently changed plug, :confused: removed carb and cleaned it. Once I do get it started I have to run at full tilt to keep from dying out. Gas is fresh also.

Thanks, :confused:

07-31-2007, 12:26 AM
I think someone stuck a banana in your tail pipe! I believe the one screw your seeing is for the idle speed - not mixture. Your going to have to remove and clean the carb again. Depending how old it is you may need a rebuild kit. Jerk that spark arrester out of the muffler too. Post back so we can go from there if it doesn't work. Good luck.

07-31-2007, 02:31 AM
Might want to check the price of a new carb. Some of them for those cheapo pieces of equipment are very inexpensive.

07-31-2007, 02:38 AM
Your right. Not worth fiddling around with.