Question about Poulan/Weed Eater No. Bvm200le 711482 24cc Gas Blower/Vac

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Stubborn Gas Blower

Good fire, plenty gas, new plug and it still wont start. I used starting fluid at the carbure
tor and in the cylinder. I checked for sheared pin and still no result. I do suspect the ignition module but since there is strong fire at the plug I am not sure.

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  • lbjallthe wa Oct 07, 2008

    Hairyloon, what should the compression measure on this two stroke engine?

    lbjalleth wa


  • tsweat Nov 29, 2008

    Two year old Poulan PRO 200 LE. Wouldn't start, I changed the spark plug, it has gas but still won't start.

  • dauber985 Dec 04, 2008

    I have owned TWO of these PBV200LE's and they BOTH just flat died and refused to start. You could pull until skin rubbed off inside index finger and no pop. Both did it all of a sudden and both had no spark from the spark plug when tested. Fuel fine as plug would get wet if choked too much. Clean plug and test by holding it against the frame and pulling the cord... no spark. Tried NEW spark plug and no go. Fresh fuel/oil. Always stored inside. Used for cleaning up after edging. Moderate use. Compression feels good. First one died in less than 2 seasons. Bought another one and it died in about the same time. Both ran perfect until death.

  • paddlefoot20 Apr 22, 2009

    I BOUGHT THIS "POULAN PRO" LAST NOV. (5 MOUNTHS AGO), USED IT "TWICE" FOR A TOTAL OF "THREE" HOURS!!!!!!! TODAY I TRIED TO START "MY NEW BLOWER" TILL MY ARM WAS READY TO FALL OFF.......... IT'S GOT FRESH GAS, A GAS CAP FROM BY NEABORS BLOWER (THAT RUNS) AND A NEW PLUG... WHY DON'T THIS THING START??????? THANK YOU, DON

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Hey buddy chk that the cylinder head is loose or the gasket is blown,, thats what i found on mine after buying a new blower,, returned it no problem tho ,, you will have to manufacture a tool to tighten one of the bolts and also use locktite on the bolts so they wont backout after running ,, be sure to clean the holes and the bolts before applying locktite,, hope this helps ,,
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My pbv200le leaf blower only runs when you keep choke lever about half way on all the time. when the engine warms it will die when you push the choke completely off

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Check the compression.
Will it fire at all when you put petrol down the throat of the carb? (just a wee drop).
If you've a good spark it is not likely to be ignition, my first guess is the piston rings.

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  • Hairyloon Oct 07, 2008

    Also check the crankcase seals. Two stroke engines rely on the pressure from here to work.

  • Hairyloon Oct 08, 2008

    Hey mate, how good do you think I am? You've not even told me the model of blower. ;)

    But I'm afraid I don't know the answer to that even if you did.





    You should feel the compression when you pull the starter cord, does it feel healthy?
    Check also if you're getting any suction on the carburettor when you pull it over.


  • Hairyloon Oct 08, 2008

    Try starting the engine a few times, then remove the spark plug & see if it is wet with petrol.
    If it is, then you know the fuel is getting through.


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