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Engine Won't Idle

An engine that will start and run but dies at idle speed most often will be caused by one or more of the following problems:

Maintenance
* Dirty air filter
* Dirty fuel filter

Fuel System
* Improper idle screw adjustment
* Improper carburetor adjustment (low side, if adjustable)
* Carburetor requires repair/service

Compression
* Damaged piston/rings/cylinder

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