How To Adjust Small Engine Carburetor

Need to learn how to adjust a small engine carburetor? Then look no further as this guide is just for you. After all, why should you pay someone to adjust your small engine carburetor when you can learn how to do it yourself? So print out this article and head over to your engine. Before you get started, make sure you have this material:

  • Screwdriver

  1. The first step to adjusting a small engine carburetor is to locate the adjustment screws. Now turn both screws counter clockwise until they are about to fall out. Make sure they do not fall out. If they happen to fall out, screw the screws back in slowly; you do not want to tighten the screws. Just have them in far enough so that they do not fall out.

  2. The second step to adjusting a small engine carburetor is to start the engine. Warm the engine up. You will need to throttle it at a low RPM or the engine will stall since you have changed the idle screw from closed to open. Now, screw in the idle screw until your motor starts to idle. Beware, your engine will sound rough when idling.

  3. The third and final step to adjusting a small engine carburetor is to turn the other screw clockwise until the motor starts to run smooth. Once it starts to run smooth, stop screwing the screw in. Now, turn off the motor head instead and grab a cold drink.


Congratulations! You now know how to adjust a small engine carburetor.



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