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Re: handheld blower blues

To: john niolon <>
Subject: Re: handheld blower blues
From: Eric Murray <>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 13:13:47 -0800
On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 02:36:10PM -0600, john niolon wrote:
> A 'friend' gave me a small Echo handheld gas leaf blower... claimed it was
> just drippin oil.
> took it with a smile and home I went. Mixed the 32:1 ...filled her up and it
> fired right off... ran perfectly for about 2 minutes and quit.... quit like
> you cut off the switch...
> pull..ppulll pppluuullllll... won't start.  Cuss it walk away...
> back in ten minutes... pull... fires right up runs great for another 2
> minutes...same thing..

Things to check:

plugged gas tank vent.
bad pumper diaphram in the carb.
cracked coil.
poor ignition connections.


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