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blower not getting gas

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stevesmowing, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    I have a craftsman blower that has been sitting around, its not my main one as for that I have an eb630 but anyways the craftsman blower isn't getting gas. It will only run on full choke. I tried taking off the fuel filter to see if that was clogged and it still didn't work. I also tried taking off the air filter to see if that was the problem and that didn't work. Anyone have any more ideas?
     
  2. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    Check your lines, and make sure none of them are leaking. I had a craftsment chainsaw that someone gave me. They couldn't get it running, so I checked it out, and the fuel line had basically discentegrated. I replaced it and it ran a little bit, but I forgot to put a fuel filter on it, so the carb is probably full of crap now.
     
  3. ikesleeping

    ikesleeping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Might try blowing air in every carberator orfice you can find,sometimes when they have set a while the gas thickens up and clogs the passageways and blowing them will sometimes give a quick fix
     
  4. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    I have experienced the same problem in the past. You need to take the carb apart, soak it, blow it out, and re-assemble. It is definitely a gummed up carb.
     

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