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Poulan leaf blower won't start

I put a new spark plug in I prime it and follow the starting sequence no matter how long I pull and prime it it still won't start. I bought it last summer
and only used it three times. Once when I was using it it sputtered like there was no gas getting to it, when I turned it on its side it started to run again, then it quit completely. any suggestions?

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  • pearly34 Nov 01, 2008

    I have the same darn problem. It started once after a half hour of pushing and pulling various sequences, but when it was stopped to empty the bag it simply refuses to start again. Grateful for any suggestions.

  • vp_Louie Nov 16, 2008

    I have the same problem - ran fine and will not start - seems to have no spark. (Poulan Leaf Blower purchased in May 08)

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    I have the same problem...worked one year and then nothing. I changed the fuel filter and spark plug.. I put in a fresh fuel/oil mixture...still won't start.

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    I hade the same problem. It worked the first year and it hasn't started since. I changed the fuel filter, spark plug and fuel mixture...still won't start.

  • chromeman Nov 22, 2008

    Good answer to my problem, but I solved the problem and returned it to my place of purchase.

    but thank you for your answer

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    I bought a Poulan blower model 952711923 and it won't start. The first time I used it, it started on first pull. The next week, it would not attempt to start and the pull cord would not retract correctly.

  • zippy60 Apr 29, 2009

    i had it one year and all of a sudden it wont start, it was still under warranty. drove 15 miles to an authorized repair shop then waited 3.5 weeks to get it back. ignition coil was the problem.used it 4-5 times would not start again. warrenty expired no help from poulan so it was good for 1.5 seasons never again

  • jschumaker Apr 29, 2009

    I also have a Poulan bvm200 that won't even try to start.It has spark and it won't even attempt to start with a shot of starting fluid.The odd thing is that I pulled out the spark plug and stuck my finger over the plug hole while pulling the starter cord and it seems to want to **** in my finger instead of blowing it out.I thought compression would be forced out the plug hole?

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    no compression

  • Zoltan Zongor Jul 29, 2013

    Exactly the same, my Poulan chain saw started like a charm after winter but first time stopped it won't start no matter what I do!!!

  • carolyn wehrs Sep 29, 2013

    we have the same problem and we have had it serviced 2 times and ran it once and now it wont start and ours is only 7 months old

  • Norm
    Norm Oct 16, 2013

    Same problem the blower warms up and won't start again .This is the last Poulan product I buy, I just got off the phone with them and got nowhere. They act like this is news to them when obviously they have a real quality problem.

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I had spark and compression. It was definately a fuel delivery problem as the primer bulb was not filling with fuel. I tried taking off the carb spraying it with cleaner, blowing compressed air through the fuel lines and removing the fuel filter.

Finally I took the top of the carb off (the two screws holding the primer bulb on). I sprayed the ports with carb cleaner and used compressed air to blow through the fuel inlet and outlet.

When I put it back together, the bulb filled with fuel on the first prime, and the engine fired up on the first pull. The throttle response is also much snappier than it has ever been.

I'm not a mechanic, but it worked for me. Hopefully it will help someone else.

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Never buy a Pulan again.

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As a service center for Poulan products the usual problem for not starting I see is compression, or the cylinder has come loose from the crankcase. Compression needs to be 115 psi minimum. If you remove the plastic muffler cover you can see the cylinder-crankcase joint. Wiggle the spark plug to look for any movement at that joint. If there is any movement the cylinder screws are loose.

Poulan has an excellent 2 year warranty and any service center should be happy to repair it under warranty for any problem.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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I'm sick and tired of low quality **** from over seas. Is there a American Made Leaf Blower that I can buy.

Posted on Feb 14, 2011

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    2strokeJim Apr 05, 2011

    Get what Ya pay for..... Buy a RedMax or Dalmar !!!! May cost more up front, but you will save in the long run for YEARS

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Just fixed one up myself -- I took it right apart down to the piston, then put it all back together, making sure to seal all the joints like crankcase-cylinder, carb-cylinder, etc. with 2-stroke oil. Sealed the spark plug with anti-seize stuff. Made sure screws were nice and tight (but without destroying the thread) when I put it all back together, then it fired right up.

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Yes I have an answer for you buddy. Get rid of it. I just bought a Poulan leaf blower vac and have the same "hot engine" will not start problem. I have tried EVERYTHING! Including using premium gas and a little less PPM oil in the gas... still will not start. I was raised on a ranch and we had 2 & 4 cycle engines all over the place. I have taken them apart and put them back together again and have never had the starting problem this engine has. Why this kind of difficulty is beyond the pale. A 2-chcle gas engine is about the simplest internal combustion engine there is and startin should be a breeze. Not so with this piece of ****. Just get rid of it and chalk it up to a learning experience.

Leo - Billings Mt.

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I don't understand the compression answer, even if the compression was off, it should still spark, assuming all else is correct. My guess is the ignition coil is bad if the engine is unable to creat enough electricity to make a spark. If you pull the spark plug out and it is wet, it is getting fuel. Have a friend hold the spark plug wire to the spark plug and pull the cord, if your friend jumps, you have enough energy for a spark.

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I took the gasket from between the carburetor and the head and turned it around. When you take if off, you will see 1 large hole, 2 bolts holes and 1 extra hole that goes on the R-hand side. This is looking from the back of the blower. Reassemble and try this. It worked for me.

Posted on Nov 21, 2010

  • pmail Nov 22, 2010

    What did you do once you had it disassembled? Did you simply reassemble it? What type of repair did you do?

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I, too, have just had mine for a year and the thing won't start this year. I gave it to a repair guy and he says it's the magneto. I don't know; built in obsolesence, maybe?? Surely not from Poulan.

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Mine is doing the same thing, weak spark runs in start position and on, but soon as I hit the throutle it dies. I tested the spark and can hardly feel it with my hand. Im going to try a new coil. I will repost if that corrects the problem.

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Look in the gas tank and make sure that the filter is still on the fuel line that goes to the carburetor. When I took mine apart the small tubing that goes from the filter in the tank had deteriorated. The filter was not on the line any more. The line itself is poor quality. Replace the tubing with This same thing happened to me with a Stihl Weed Eater. Same fix.

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I haveone also is only 2 years old i used twice and noe star but
when i try to blow the leaf just die. i did ck all over but a soon i push the small handle die, does over and over,
any sugestions?
thank you

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I had a similar problem. Had mine just under a year, used it maybe a dozen times at most. It worked fine 2 weeks ago. Today it wouldn't start. Same gas as before. It seems to be getting gas and it is getting a strong spark, but I tried for about an hour (different plug/different gas) to get it to start and it never even so much as sputtered. I still had my receipt so I returned it today and got a refund.

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