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    Leaf blower

    This daggone thing only runs w/ the choke on and thats only about 30 seconds. Probably cheaper to replace than to fix unless anyone knows what the problem may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by in-trane-ing View Post
    This daggone thing only runs w/ the choke on and thats only about 30 seconds. Probably cheaper to replace than to fix unless anyone knows what the problem may be.
    Twilli thinks you may need some carb cleaner
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    will give it a try. had to clean my gutters by hand today,and that was no fun
    thanks

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    Twilli used to be small engine repairman
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    Small engines have always been troublesome to me. This year i burnt up my rider and my push mower and now this thing. I tried throwing it across the garage to better mix the oil w/ the gas but still didnt work

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    Some times too much oil in gas and fouls out carb.
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    How much blood do I have to bathe in to get clean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by in-trane-ing View Post
    This daggone thing only runs w/ the choke on and thats only about 30 seconds. Probably cheaper to replace than to fix unless anyone knows what the problem may be.
    If it runs with the choke on you have a gasket leak somewhere, engine has to have air to run so it's pulling air from somewhere probably a bad gasket.
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    thanks guys, havent had a chance to look at it again but ill check it out again tomorrow.Im sure oil mixture is right, I use stihl oil that comes 1 can per gallon. think ill drain the gas and clean the carb first
    thanks again

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    Twilli wants to know because Twilli thinks Mr bill wrong on this one. But should Twilli be wrong he will buy Mr Bill lunch.
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    got home late again, hopefully work on it tomorrow

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    only takes 5 minutes to spray some gumout through the carb.........



    you're keepin us waitin...................


    i have to agree with Twilli on this one, sounds like its not gettin enough fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t527ed View Post
    only takes 5 minutes to spray some gumout through the carb.........



    you're keepin us waitin...................


    i have to agree with Twilli on this one, sounds like its not gettin enough fuel.
    Soorrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyy, havent even made it to the store to get carb cleaner or id go do it now

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    Twilli was right. Sprayed carb cleaner through carb, started right up and is working great
    thanks twilli and everyone else w/ input on this irrelevant question for this site

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