Kawasaki Trimmer will not idle

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Bellalandscaping, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. Bellalandscaping

    Bellalandscaping LawnSite Member
    from South
    Posts: 10

    My Kawasaki trimmer will not idle. It runs at full throttle ( better with the choke partialy closed). I changed the fuel filter,plug,checked spark arrester,rebuilt the carb, changed the intake gasket . What else could it be? I was thinking of just buying a new carb. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Did you replace the fuel line? What about the primer bulb, any leaks?
     
  3. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    IT would sound like its running too lean. replace the fuel pickup line too, and make SURE all the internals of the carb are clean too.
     
  4. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    set the idol screw up a little
     
  5. Bellalandscaping

    Bellalandscaping LawnSite Member
    from South
    Posts: 10

    The bulb is fine , the idle screw would have to be set to full thottle . I didnt change the fuel line yet, I will try that today.Could it be the crank shaft seals sucking air in ?
     
  6. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    IF it were the crank seals, it would idle erratically. it would go from normal idle, to about half throttle and all over the range of RPMS
     

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