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Craftsman leaf blower won't start has new carb also has spark sounds like it might start but won't , feels like it might be losing compression is that a problem with craftsman leaf blowers

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If your oil/gas mixture had been inadequate in past, it would have worn out the piston rings, causing it to loose compression. Try to measure the compression if its within range.

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