Originally Posted by jklawncare
Yeah id take a look at it first
There are some chemical ways to fix it but its not promises
Try paint stripper and rince with acetone or water
carburetor fluid works well too...i really wouldnt recomend it though unless you know if you mess it up you wont need it...
Just make sure at the end of the season to drain your tanks..it helps alot..most people dont do that but it makes your engine more efficiant and run longer
No offense, but your small engine class in high school may help you understand engines but when it comes to carburetors, it will no way prepare you to properly disassemble, clean, inspect, repair, and reassemble with new parts, gaskets, and diaphragms that may be needed.
As far as the highlighted part, DO NOT TRY THAT!!!!! I have over 15 years experience working on engines and let me tell you, that is NOT a way to do it.
If the trimmer is one of the following brands, do yourself a favor and throw it away:
-Any other brand that is inexpensive to replace.
From my numerous years of experience, let me tell you, if it has been sitting for any time period with gas in it, the carburetor will be gummed up, will need EXTENSIVE cleaning, and will absolutely need new gaskets and diaphragms. This is something that, unless you have training, you should not attempt. Consider that in the small 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" carburetor on your blower, there are probably up to 20-30 small pieces the size of a pencil lead and each of these:
-are easily dropped, lost, and/or misplaced(trust me, I still do it after 15+ years)
-need to be properly adjusted
-need to be properly cleaned
Your blower will likely need this at the very least just to get it running on its own:
Complete carburetor rebuild kit (professionally installed),
Fuel line REPLACED (not cleaned),
Fuel Filter replaced,
The reason I would highly suggest not trying this on your own unless you have had proper training is that the gaskets and diaphragms need to be installed in the correct sequence and facing the correct direction. The internal parts of the carburetor need to be cleaned properly and inspected for wear and damage. Then new parts need to be properly installed and adjusted. The entire carburetor needs to have been cleaned most likely and to do this you need to know what you can and can not take apart. For this you need to understand operation theory, otherwise its a wild guess.
Let me know if I can do anything to help you.