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Need Gas Blower advise


LawnSite Bronze Member
Does anyone know why sometimes my BR400 seems to flood. If I don't use it till the next day it starts up fine but when I just used it an hour ago sometimes the plug is wet and it won't start up. I am not a small engine mechanic as you can probably tell.


LawnSite Senior Member
ill find out tom, if redmax makes most of shindaiwa engines ,i kinda dout it unless i can see it in writing


Stafford Va.
Barkleymut, I have the same problem and what I do is cary a spare plug and change it then the next time put the other plug in. The reason I don't know.<br>Glad to see other folks from Va.


LawnSite Gold Member
Barkley, Sunrise, mine does the same thing. I just pull it til it cranks, and it aleays cranks. I never have a problem but the others that try and crank it must be pressing the throttle or something. I never touch anything but the on-off switch and the pull cord. Touch anything else after its been cranked and it will surely flood.<p>Homer


LawnSite Senior Member
I too had the same problem with with the BR 400 I got a month ago until I leaned how to start it.Homer is right....I have found choke it until it farts {1 or 2 pulls} then no choke and just pull it until it starts.{1 to 3 pulls}Don't mess with anything else.Having a extra plug with you is a good idea just in case. <p>----------<br>John <br>


LawnSite Platinum Member
Central Florida
Yeah, that is the way to do it. Lately though between jobs, even up to 2 hours apart, I have found using no choke, no throttle, just switch on...it starts right up.