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rvsmith7
10-19-2009, 02:20 PM
I have a 10 yr old blower that has been a pretty good machine. Last fall I replaced the carb kit as well as new fuel line (was cracked) and had trouble running. I used after I was done and it ran great as well as several times this summer,However now that I want to blow leaves it will not stay running. It will run 10-20 sec then just shuts down. I put new gas in it and it still does the same thing . I have an idea it may be a faulty ignition (kill ) switch. any help would be great .

FYS777
10-19-2009, 10:57 PM
spark plug???? maybe,

rvsmith7
10-20-2009, 12:05 AM
checked plug already, good spark

FYS777
10-20-2009, 12:10 AM
checked plug already, good spark

what i should have said, was did you change the plug? you'll get spark, but when it gets hot thats when it shuts off. change it if you haven't, try that.

rvsmith7
10-20-2009, 06:19 PM
you are correct, the plug was the problem. Even thou it had spark ,the plug was bad.I replaced plug and now it runs great!!!

FYS777
10-20-2009, 07:11 PM
you are correct, the plug was the problem. Even thou it had spark ,the plug was bad.I replaced plug and now it runs great!!!

Glad i could help:clapping::clapping::clapping: