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Old 03-29-2004, 04:47 PM
steve38 steve38 is offline
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leaf blower won't start

hi - I have a craftsman leaf blower. I think I screwed up the gas /oil mixture.
It won't start. I drained gas and replaced. then I took carb off and cleaned.
Since I never cleaned one before I was afraid to take it apart totally. I just sprayed the holes with carb cleaner and air. still nothing.
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Old 03-29-2004, 08:40 PM
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getting any spark??
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:48 PM
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by screwing up the oil gas mixture do you mean you forgot to put oil in all together , or was it just a little off
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Old 03-30-2004, 04:06 PM
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Did you run it very long with the improper mix??? or did it never crank??. If it never started i would check the spark plug or maybe the diaphram in the carb is bad from sitting over winter
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Old 03-31-2004, 12:18 AM
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rebuild the carb. the diaphram is dried out or stuck.Its what pumps the fuel from the tank to the carb. In other words these carbs have a fuel pump built into them.
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Old 03-31-2004, 09:05 AM
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Will it turn over, like can you pull the cord and have the engine turn or is that stuck ???
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