View Full Version : Homelite UT08111A leaf blower (Backpacker) SURGING

12-18-2007, 08:17 PM

My backpack leaf blower surges after about 3 mins of use
I have tried to make adj. with no luck.
I have check carb mounting screws and all tight
what I have found out and there seems to be alot of bubbles comming up in the fuel tank.
sometimes I can take blower off my back and hold it sideways and will blow good for a while.the other way to make it better is if I pinch off the return line going to the fuel tank it will run good.
I have read other post but im asking mabe someone has had this happen

thanks in advance Robbie

12-19-2007, 11:25 AM
Only things I can think of are air filter, and the fuel filter inside the tank, maybe spray down the carb with some cleaner but ...

That is, other than Homelite isn't the best product out there, just an economy tool lasts as long as it might, I'd get something better when you get a chance, that would likely be the best fix for it.

12-19-2007, 07:08 PM
Ok Thanks For The Info

lawnboy dan
12-20-2007, 09:08 AM
you get what you pay for

12-20-2007, 10:45 PM
Thanks for info. I took carb off and disasembled and soaked for 8hrs. reassembled and runs great
I will try to fine tune tomarrow in daylight
found this site on how to adjust carb
for WALBRO type, hope it can help someone else


And yea no jet pack but it does blow off driveway I will buy the catie next time
thanks Rob (homeowner) not for hire