A carburetor (American and Canadian spelling), carburator, carburettor, or carburetter (Commonwealth spelling) is a device that blends air and fuel for an internal combustion engine. It is sometimes colloquially shortened to carb in North America or carby in Australia.[1] To carburate or carburet (and thus carburation or carburetion, respectively) is to blend the air and fuel or to equip (an engine) with a carburetor for that purpose.

Carburetors have largely been supplanted in the automotive industry by fuel injection. They are still common on small engines for lawn mowers, rototillers, and other equipment.


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Persistent problems such as hard starts when cold, lean misfires and poor performance across the throttle range are indicative of a carburetor that needs attention. The rubber components inside can fail and the ports and passages within the carburetor body can become clogged. You can solve most carburetor problems with a good cleaning and the installation of a rebuild kit.