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


QUESTION: Blower will start,but only run for 3-5sec

ANSWER: How old is the blower?

Has the carburetor been rebuilt?

Are the fuel lines stiff and/or yellow colored?

What brand of blower?

What is the blower model number?

What is the compression (PSI)?

Let me know.

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QUESTION: Blower,Barbuda32cc
Newgasline,spark,starts oonfirstpull when pouring smallamount of fuel in carb runs strong 3-5secyu

If it starts on prime (pouring fuel in carb) then odds are the compression is fine.

Why did you replace the fuel line?  Was is hard, brittle and cracking?

If so, the carburetor diaphragm is made out of similar materials.  When the metering (carb) diaphragm get hard it will prevent the carb from working.

Did you inspect the carb metering diaphragm?

Lots of videos on You Tube on rebuilding blower, string trimmer and chainsaw carbs.  Easy to do and parts are cheap if you know where to look.


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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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