Mcculloch backpack blower won't stay running

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by thoakes3, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. thoakes3

    thoakes3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    hi guys, 1st post. i have a question. i have a mcculloch backpack blower and it will run for a little while but will not blow hard at all. i've changed the spark plug but it isn't any better. i have had the blower about 2 years and have only used it at my own home and 1 other yard. do you guys have any suggestions as to what may be wrong? or should i put it in the shop?
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    try a fuel filter next
  3. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    and after that exhaust screen
  4. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Your throttle cable may be out of adjustment and not opening it up all the way.

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    i bet the exhaust is plugged. that's where i would go first.
  6. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    If you cant fix it yourself, dont take it to a repair shop. The repair is likely to cost more than what a two year old machine is worth. Put the money toward a blower that you can get some years out of like a Redmax, Shindaiwa,Echo, Stihl etc.
  7. thoakes3

    thoakes3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    thanks for all of the replies. i'm gonna check it tonight and see. thanks again!
  8. big-bill3

    big-bill3 LawnSite Member
    from UK
    Posts: 3

    Hi all, I have a smilar problem
    the McCulloch Blower Vac as the UK calls them will only run temperamentally on half choke.
    I have cleaned out the exhaust.
    What plug is it and what size spanner is needed?
    I have tried to clean the carb once. Any more ideas?
  9. big-bill3

    big-bill3 LawnSite Member
    from UK
    Posts: 3

    sorry me again.
    the other question I have is that there are two pipes between the carb and the tank. When I removed the carb last time i forgot to note which way round they went. One is a larger pipe than the other. Which way round do they go?

  10. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    check the carb and air filter. Also check all of your fuel lines and fuel filter. When I started out 5 years ago I looked into the same back pack blower but when I tried it out I was not pleased. Look into a good quality commercial unit with at least a 60cc engine.

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