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Backpack Blower dying at an idle??!!?!?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by DillonsLawnCare, May 19, 2008.

  1. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,100

    i have a husqvarna backpack blower. i had it all last season and then this year. and i use it at full throttle all the time. recently when im done blowing, it starts sputtering and it dies at an idle. i smell it kind of getting the overheating smell.

    can anyone tell me whats going on.

    im about to buy a redmax ebz7001.:weightlifter::weightlifter::weightlifter::cool2:
  2. windsory

    windsory LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    I have that same blower, that's all I used until I bought an EB7001. Now I have 2 of them and don't even touch the Husqvarna, it's a piece of junk, not made all that well and extremely weak. Just buy the RedMax and forget about it, you'll see a world of difference.
  3. Penscape Landscaping

    Penscape Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    sounds like a valve to me! get a valve adj.
  4. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Messages: 1,274

    I thought most of the Husky blowers except 356BT are Redmax blower!!!! Double check that before you are so happy and go buy the EB7001!!! Maybe it is just a simple problem like plug, air or gas filter.

    None of the Husky or Redmax have valves to adjust......Thank heaven!!!! If you get those with valves, then you'll find out what is the meaning of problem!!!!:laughing::laughing::laughing:
  5. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    Change the spark plug.
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Check to see what kind of adjustments you have on the Carb. IF you have a high, low needle screw, you can adjust that for your low idle running conditions. You might be getting too little/ too much fuel/air mixture at low idle.

    Have you checked your air filter?

    If it has the newer style two barrel carb, then good luck. There isn't much adjustment on those.
  7. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Messages: 1,415

    Poor idle can be caused by air leaks in crankcase, carb not adjusted, poor spark or clogged spark arrestor screen.
  8. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 487

    I had a similar problem with my backpac blower (its a home owner style) however i talked to a local small engine mech. and he told me to adjust the adjustment screws, low and behold it runs like a champ has good power and idles. He said that the screws are set to meet EPA standards from the factory anyway good luck.
  9. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

  10. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,100

    did all that. today it stopped during a job. luckily i only had 1 more to go. it turned back on......i think im just gunna go get a redmax!

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