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Carburetor Cleaning

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  1. Carburetor Cleaning, Air Filter: step 1, image 1 of 3 Carburetor Cleaning, Air Filter: step 1, image 2 of 3 Carburetor Cleaning, Air Filter: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Before starting, ensure that the engine is not running and is not hot.

    • Pull the tab until the filter cover opens. Remove the filter cover.

    • Note that the bottom of the cover is hinged.

  2. Carburetor Cleaning: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the air filter.

    • The air filter will be either an oily sponge, or an accordion-folded fabric.

    • Note that the air filter is saturated with oil. Wear gloves and use paper towels to avoid creating a mess.

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    • Locate the four bolts holding the air filter housing to the engine. Remove these bolts using the ratchet driver and the appropriately sized socket.

    • Remove the 1/4" bolts.

    • Remove the 5/16" bolts.

  4. Carburetor Cleaning: step 4, image 1 of 2 Carburetor Cleaning: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Lift away the air filter housing.

    • Note that the housing is still attached to the engine via a bendable plastic rod.

  5. Carburetor Cleaning: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Spray carburetor cleaner into the open carburetor.

    • You may want to wear gloves for this step, as carburetor cleaner is harmful if applied to the skin.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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