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I have an old Sears/Craftsman 9" - 3.5 hp edger trimmer model number 536.796536 with model number 143.754042 carburetor. It has become hard to start and when it does start it will only run with the choke half open. It dies when the choke is off. The fuel line is not blocked and adjusting the high speed idle does not help. Any suggestions before I take it to the repair shop?
 

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I agree with Rent, carb needs cleaned and a new diaphragm kit, if you decide to install a new diaphragm pay close attention to the sequence of the old one as you remove it, on some of those carbs the gasket goes first and on some the diaphragm goes first so replace it the same way you removed it. Before you start taking anything apart I would suggest you get some seafoam from your local auto parts or wallyworld and run a tank of fuel with the recommended mix(a little stronger). Have a good one. Geo
 

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I called the local lawn mower repair shop and they have the parts I need. Thanks for the advice.
Rich
 
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