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stihl br400 leaf blower will not start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by wrightrick12, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. wrightrick12

    wrightrick12 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    i got out my blower tried starting like i always do and it would not start. smelt gas so pulled the plug and it was soaked. thouhgt i would change that plug and it would start and it didn't. tried leaving out plug so it nwould dry out and tried to start in a day and that didn't help. put an inline spark test light betwee wire and plug and got a little light. any sug.
  2. No Bull

    No Bull LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    sounds like you might need a carb rebuild kit. sometimes the diaphragms get alittle warped from age which causes the carb to flood. Hope this helps.
  3. mcdc6

    mcdc6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    was the spark tester loading the coil. sometimes the coils will fire but not enough for proper spark. if its getting fuel there it should start or smoke somewhat before you head to the carb.

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