Carb Question

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My son's PW50 decided tonight that it did not want to idle. It would idle without shutting off if I left the choke 1/2 open but as soon as I take the choke off it shuts off. The air filter is clean. Should I turn the air screw to richen or does this sound like a dirt particle is obstructing the gas flow. What steps should I take to rectify the problem? Thanks
 
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Thanks for the quick reply. How do I clean the pilot circuit? Is this normal that the pilot circut would get dirty after only 6 months which is how long my son has had the bike since we bought it new?
 
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Take the carb out. The take off the float bowl. The take a can of carb cleaner and spray it down the jet. Let it sit for a few minutes then take an air hose and blow it out. I like to use the little compressed air cans that are used for cleaning the computer key boards. The pilot jet has a very smal opening so it's ver easy for it to get clogged up. When I first read this it knod of sounded like it may have week compression but I doubt your kid would beat on it that bad in only 6 months. However you may want to check it.
 
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followed advice and works fine now thanks

I cleaned the carb tonight and everything is back in working order. Thanks