Carburettors that work with 2-stroke motors tend to become clogged with sludge and other debris. So, it is very important to clean these carburettors as often as possible. In this way, you keep the carburettor working at the peak of its performance level.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Carburettor cleaner
- Air compressor with pointed blower tip
Remove the carburettor from the machine and set it on a clean rag on the ground.
Spray the carburettor out thoroughly with carburettor cleaner. This will eat up rust, sludge and other contaminants within the assembly. Be sure to get the spray into all the valves and crevices.
Wipe the carburettor out with a clean rag, getting it as clean as possible in this way. Use more carburettor cleaner if needed.
Take an air compressor with a pointed blowing tip and blow out all the valves within the carburettor. These must be as clean as possible and free of debris for the carburettor to work properly.
Wipe off all the seals and edges that connect with the attachment hoses.
Reattach the carburettor to the machine.
Tips and warnings
- Don't be afraid to use the whole can of carburettor cleaner. It's quite cheap and is worth the use in fully cleaning your carburettor.
- Be careful of pinch points when removing and reattaching the carburettor to your machine.