Xtreme FX26SCE Gas Trimmer won’t Keep Running

Featherlite Xtreme FX26SCE Gas Trimmer

From: Rita C.

I bought this trimmer for my husband for Father’s Day (he asked for it) and he has tried four times to get it to run. It’ll start but won’t keep running. When he give it gas it dies. I’m surprised it hasn’t been thrown across the yard. I’ve been reading options on the internet which suggest adjusting the carburetor. How is this done? I paid $90 for this trimmer and would like to get some use out of it. The store receipt says not to return to the store. We do not have small engine repair shops in our county.

Hi Rita,
there’s an answer to similar question above: Since the carburetor controls the spinning speed of trimmer while idle, screwing/unscrewing a tiny screw on it will change the weedeater’s speed. Carburetor is usually located near the air filter or muffler. You have troubles with running speed, just try does turning the screw clockwise help. Rotating it counterclockwise is also a possibility- try and see how the trimmer runs.

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