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Back Pack Blower Problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by onthesidelawncare, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. onthesidelawncare

    onthesidelawncare LawnSite Member
    from Jax. FL
    Messages: 43

    Today my stihl blower started shutting off every 2 or 3 min. while I was blowing. It is getting good spark, and my fuel is mixed right. It is about 5 years old, anyone have any ideas.
  2. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    5 years old, time to get a new one. What model is it?
  3. fishinpa

    fishinpa LawnSite Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Messages: 293

    When is the last time you cleaned out the spark arrestor? (Muffler)
  4. extreme lawn care

    extreme lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Check gas cap vent.
  5. onthesidelawncare

    onthesidelawncare LawnSite Member
    from Jax. FL
    Messages: 43

    thanks for the advice I will take a better look at it
  6. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,249

    Tank filter?
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,452

    Spark arrestor out first.. Then is the shut down instant at full speed or does it slow down then die? An intermittent problem with on/off switch or wiring could cause shut down and that can be confirmed by disconnecting switch and checking wiring to see if insulation is off anywhere. A gas shortage could be dirty filter first then carb rebuilt lastly.
  8. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    Since you posted no model I will guess this is a BR400 you may want to repl the horrible black fuel lines that Sthil used, they dry and crack and suck air
    Repl. with yellow Tygon fuel line much better fuel line. Hope this helps:)
  9. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    Thanks MM77 for the info.
    I need to replace fuel lines in my old Husqui Happy Wacker, and I didn't know what was preferred.
    I call it that because, even though I bought it used and it is about ten years old it just wacks along Happy as can be.:rolleyes:
    I will also need grommet for tank. Hope I can come up with it/them.

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