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Old 11-16-2011, 12:36 PM
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Husqvarna 350BT will not start, checked everything. Need your help!

Hi All,

Been a lurker for sometime and everyone seems really helpful. I know i've learned a lot. Now, its my turn to ask the question as I'm at my wits end and frankly, I'd really like to figure this out rather than send it to a repair shop.

I have a Husqvarna 350BT leaf blower.

It was running fine last season and then towards the end of the season, it started to have a hard time staying on. When I give it gas, it would lose power and then eventually die, never to be started again.

Fast forward to this season and it won't kick over. I have checked everyting but perhaps I'm doing something wrong. Has anyone expeirenced this before and if so, what can be done.

Below is a list of things that I have done/checked.


*New Spark Plug
*New fuel filter
*Semi clean air filter, not dirty enough to prevent starting (even tried it without the filter)
*Cleaned carburetor and diaphragms. (there was rust where the needle/levers were, but I was able to clean all of that up fairly nicely with some TLC) didn't work after this even though I was confident it would.
*Purchased a diaphragm/repair kit and replaced the lever, needle, spring, all diaphragms.. basically replace everything that was supposed to be replaced except for the needle seat.
*Checked spark arrestor plate (clean)
*Fuel line is clear and not blocked
*Air Purge line is clear and not blocked
*When primed, gas does goes through the carb, there's gas in the clear primer bubble
*There's spark (unscrewed spark plug, connected it to wire, pulled cord and saw a very faint spark) so that rules out electrical.
*Gas/Oil mixture is fine (although, possibly old gas as I don't remember when the last time it was that it was changed.
*Coil pulls ok, it just won't kick over.



**Hm... Could Old gas prevent this from starting? If so, is there anything I can add to the gas or do I need to get new gas?
Do those gas additives really work?
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:21 PM
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I would say the gas that had sat in the carb turned to gunk. Take carb apart and clean . Should fix the problem .
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:22 PM
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I would say the gas that had sat in the carb turned to gunk. Take carb apart and clean . Should fix the problem .



Sorry , I see that you already tried that . I didnt read it all the way down.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:25 PM
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Thanks.. Yeah, I was confident that that was the problem... wish it was..
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:05 PM
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The key on the flywheel? It happened to my echo edger, everything checked out fine. It would pull OK but not start.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:09 PM
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Hm.. Key on flywheel..

Can you explain further? What would be the symptoms or an indication that this would be it?
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:13 PM
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Here's the carb that is supposedly on your blower.

Did you clean the main jet?
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:00 PM
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Old gas will definitely prevent it from starting! IMHO gas treatments are a waste of money, fresh gas/oil mix is cheap insurance.
The problem more than likely is dirty/clogged HS/LS passages. Ya gotta pull the needles and clean. Could also be the non replaceable check valve in the floor of the carb ( if it has one). The main nozzle/check valve is prolly OK, or else the bulb would suck air thru it and not fill up.

Er, there ain't no pic of any carb ,there dutch.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:19 PM
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My attention span isn't to long Fish, let me try again.

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:00 PM
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if you put a few drops of frsh mix down the sparkplug hole, replace the plug, and pull it, does it fire and then die out? If so it's definately you're carb.
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