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Old 08-17-2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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Craftsman 32cc weed eater spark plug

My weed eater has been running off lately. I have to feather the trigger. If I just squeeze it, it dies. Here is the spark plug. I know there is information one can glean from a spark plug. Can you tell me how this one looks?

I took it apart and cleaned it with carb cleaner. It started right up and ran good.

I do not know how to use this adjusting screw. I know it affects the idle, but is there more?

This is the whole of my spark plug tools. Thanks guys.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Re: Craftsman 32cc weed eater spark plug

Check inside the tank, there should be a bronze filter at the end of the fuel line I believe, mine had a crack on the return hose that interrupted the fuel delivery so I just replaced them all before adjusting any of the original settings, all was well with the earth then.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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Re: Craftsman 32cc weed eater spark plug

A couple of things I've learned with mine........if fuel is more than a month or two old, my Stihl weedeater will run like crap. I've been a little lax in changing air filters, this hurts it's performance too. I don't think I'd mess with the settings until I was sure I had fresh 2 cycle (it is 2 cycle, right?) fuel, and a clean filter. I've had mine for 10 years or more, and that's what I've always done to make it run like new. I might even think about changing the plug, before I'd mess with the settings. Do you still have the manual that came with it?
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:46 PM   #4
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Re: Craftsman 32cc weed eater spark plug

I can look at the bronze filter. Didn't know there were filters in there.

I still have the manual. It's just so basic. The gas is from this spring. I thought if I kept it in the shade, and since it's mixed, it would last all summer. It was a gallon jug.

Thanks, you guys.
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Re: Craftsman 32cc weed eater spark plug

there is a paper or rubber diaphram gasket thing in the bottom of that carb. where the 4 bolts are it hardens up check it while you have it out
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Re: Craftsman 32cc weed eater spark plug

Is it supposed to be soft? Like bendable?
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Re: Craftsman 32cc weed eater spark plug

i think so
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