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Old 08-19-2009, 09:16 PM
wrightrick12 wrightrick12 is offline
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stihl br400 leaf blower will not start

i got out my blower tried starting like i always do and it would not start. smelt gas so pulled the plug and it was soaked. thouhgt i would change that plug and it would start and it didn't. tried leaving out plug so it nwould dry out and tried to start in a day and that didn't help. put an inline spark test light betwee wire and plug and got a little light. any sug.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:45 AM
No Bull No Bull is offline
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sounds like you might need a carb rebuild kit. sometimes the diaphragms get alittle warped from age which causes the carb to flood. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:20 AM
mcdc6 mcdc6 is offline
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was the spark tester loading the coil. sometimes the coils will fire but not enough for proper spark. if its getting fuel there it should start or smoke somewhat before you head to the carb.
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