Homelite UT08111A leaf blower (Backpacker) SURGING

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by megawatt, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. megawatt

    megawatt LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 3


    My backpack leaf blower surges after about 3 mins of use
    I have tried to make adj. with no luck.
    I have check carb mounting screws and all tight
    what I have found out and there seems to be alot of bubbles comming up in the fuel tank.
    sometimes I can take blower off my back and hold it sideways and will blow good for a while.the other way to make it better is if I pinch off the return line going to the fuel tank it will run good.
    I have read other post but im asking mabe someone has had this happen

    thanks in advance Robbie
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Only things I can think of are air filter, and the fuel filter inside the tank, maybe spray down the carb with some cleaner but ...

    That is, other than Homelite isn't the best product out there, just an economy tool lasts as long as it might, I'd get something better when you get a chance, that would likely be the best fix for it.
  3. megawatt

    megawatt LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 3

    Ok Thanks For The Info
  4. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    you get what you pay for
  5. megawatt

    megawatt LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for info. I took carb off and disasembled and soaked for 8hrs. reassembled and runs great
    I will try to fine tune tomarrow in daylight
    found this site on how to adjust carb
    for WALBRO type, hope it can help someone else


    And yea no jet pack but it does blow off driveway I will buy the catie next time
    thanks Rob (homeowner) not for hire

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