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leaf blower won't start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by steve38, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. steve38

    steve38 LawnSite Member
    from 07035
    Posts: 2

    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.
  2. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 752

    getting any spark??
  3. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 244

    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
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    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
  5. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 618

    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.

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    Will it turn over, like can you pull the cord and have the engine turn or is that stuck ???

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