Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/Weed Eater gas blower


2 year old Weed Eater FB25 25cc gas blower hard to start at end of fall last it out last week and went thru starting sequence I have always used and no signs of starting.  Have removed and cleaned original plug & replaced with new plug with no signs of starting.  Using gas/oil mixture I have always used and it works in other Weed Eater tools.  Any suggestions as to what to do to start this relatively new blower?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.


How old is the fuel?  Last year?  If so, go purchase new gas and mix with oil.

FYI, today's high ethanol gasoline is pretty destructive on small engines, marine, motorcycles and any other engines that are not equipped to use the higher ethanol blend.  We rebuild lots of carburetors that cause hard starting or no start conditions that you are describing.

With the new fuel, I would use a small squirt bottle and try priming the engine with the new fuel/oil mix to see if it will start.

Let me know if the new fuel/oil mix starts the blower.


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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