How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

Small engine repair is all about a clean carburetor

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Clamps
  • Socket/ratchet set
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Organic vapor respirator
  • Nut driver

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Carburetor rebuild kit
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Stiff wire
  • Plastic gloves

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