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Old 05-07-2013, 06:11 AM  
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The problem with the pliers is the screws are countersunk into the body of the carburetor. The screws go through a nylon plug moulded into the carb to keep them tight ant that makes it almost impossible to turn without the proper tool. I'll post a pic of the tool today.



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Old 05-07-2013, 08:24 AM  
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Use a dremal to cut a slot in the top of the screw.



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Old 05-07-2013, 01:36 PM  
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neal nailed it,

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Old 05-08-2013, 05:57 AM  
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Well, that's the easy way... This is what the screwdriver looks like

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Old 05-08-2013, 10:19 AM  
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Looks like something you might turn with the rubber on a pencel or make something out of round stock with a three corner file.

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Old 05-08-2013, 11:00 AM  
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Your spark plug is fouled, I would replace your spark plug. Then check your fuel tank for debreis

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I am providing a photo of the adjustments on the carb. As you can see, they are spline'd and recessed. Because they are recessed, cutting slots into the ends is pretty difficult unless I find a way to remove them first.

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Boy, you don't need to many reasons not to buy this product. This doesn't look the same as Daddytron's sample. What part do you think truns

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I did find this discussion , post #5 is interesting.
http://www.arboristsite.com/chainsaw/134920.htm

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Old 05-15-2013, 10:49 AM  
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What I found out is that Electrolux bought Poulan some time ago and they were the ones responsible for changes to a number of products, including the weed trimmers. Apparently they couldn't make up their minds on the carbs because, as I understand it, there are a number of versions that were used until recently.

Anyway, the black center parts in the photo are the adjustment screws. Since I bought a replacement carb, I have decided to remove the screws from the old one, slot them and then replace the ones in the new carb with ones I can adjust.

I had taken the weed trimmer to Northern Tool which is an authorized repair place and had the mechanic look at the trimmer. After I explained what it was doing and what I did, replaced the carb, he was able to get it running right by making some carb adjustments. Now it starts and runs as it should. So, if I remove the current screws and keep track of the number of turns, I should be able to put my (now slotted) screws in at the same settings and have a running trimmer again.

Thanks to all of you that contributed to this Thread and provided helpful input towards resolving this issue. I hope that the info shared here will be of help to others as well.

Thanks guys,
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