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Craftman 205 mpg 2 cycle gas blower 40:1 raito will not start.

1 yr old cleaned carb. plug seem to be wet after pulling several times. I have spark and gas vapor but no combustion.

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  • Loosen the fuel cap, press the bulb about 10 times, replace the cap, put on choke and go. But make sure the spark plug is dry. Without the plug in, you can pull the rope a time or two in order to help dry it out in there.

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Similar experience with the same blower. I cleaned the carb checked for spark but I still can't get it to start

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  • marinojohn Nov 15, 2008

    It did this a few months ago and I found that the cylinder head was loose from vibration. I tightened it and it started right up. But now I'm having issues again. Cylinder head seems tight but I will need to tear the whole thing apart again to see what is going on. Doesn't seem like there very much compression. when I cover the spark plug hole I feel a little pressure but I would have thought it should be a lot more.

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1) Spark plug - brown or dark brown - OK
a) is it carbon or fuel fouled
b) is there spark

2) Muffler remove for inspection
a) exhaust screen clean or plugged
b) inspect cylinder wall/piston as the flywheel is slowly rotated
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1) spark plug
2) spark arrestor in muffler
3) fuel lines and tank filter
4) turn adjustment needles out (counterclockwise) 1/4 to 1/2 turn
Chain Saws:
5) check impulse tube and intake boot for cracks or leaks
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then the gasket towards the outside
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and the diaphragm goes towards the outside

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*double check this list first however, and if all is well, continue with the carb.
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1) Spark plug - brown or dark brown - OK
a) is it carbon or fuel fouled
b) is there spark

2) Muffler remove for inspection
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Basic things to check:
1) spark plug
2) spark arrestor in muffler
3) fuel lines and tank filter
4) turn adjustment needles out (counterclockwise) 1/4 to 1/2 turn
Chain Saws:
5) check impulse tube and intake boot for cracks or leaks
*if all of the above are OK and/or do not improve performance then:
Remove Carburetor
6) replace gaskets/diaphragms
a) use a spray carb cleaner to clean jets, holes, and body of carb
b) fuel pump diaphragm goes against the carb body,
then the gasket towards the outside
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and the diaphragm goes towards the outside

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