Troy Built Blower Help

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Americal Vet, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Americal Vet

    Americal Vet LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    I was on a job last week and there was a yard/garage sale across the street. Since I had parked my truck and trailer nearby I went over to let them know that I could move the truck as soon as I finished edging and blowing the driveway. One thing did catch my eye, it was a hand held Troy Built blower, looked brand new, for five bucks. The lady explained that her late husband had bought it and used it one time before his death.

    Anyway I bought the blower, and yes gasoline had been left in it for over a year. I poured out the gas and put in fresh. It will almost start, but that's not good enough. Would carb and choke cleaner do the trick, or do you think I will have to remove the carb, etc.

    Thanks in advance for any reply.
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    It most likely has a gummed up carb and hard diaphragms from sitting all that time, Best just go ahead and get a kit and rebuild it.

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