Question about Poulan Featherlite Gas Blower, with Low Emission Engine, 150 M

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Runs only with choke at half position

Blower is only 2 months old. now harder to start. with choke at half position, it's not attaining max speed --> lower air velocity --> less ability to blow leaves, etc. gas/oil mix at recommended blend.

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  • gary Nov 18, 2008

    thanks for the prompt response! it will be about a week before i can try some of your suggestions as i will be traveling. i'll update this site as soon as i get back home. just fyi... i just bought new fuel so i'm going to be very disappointed if it's a fuel issue. also, i've probably only used it about 5 hours. thus, a clogged filter, needs wd40 etc, etc also seems like it's needing a lot of trouble shooting for a "new" blower. regardless, i'll give your ideas a try. thanks much!

  • gary Nov 24, 2008

    OK. Emptied the fuel & the fuel filter looked like new. Checked the air filter & it had a small amount of discoloration in one small area. All in all, looked ok. The spark plug also slightly discolored. Cleaned it & added a spray of WD40. Also used carb cleaner after starting it. Not quite as hard to start but still will only run at half-choke. No speed increase or decrease on the throttle lever from half to full & back to half.



    Yep, its a FL1500LE.



    Spark is good, compression seems ok on starting, so my thinking is either the gas is bad or there is a carb issue. I'll get a new gallon of high-octane & new oil mix to try.



    Other suggestions????

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First and most easyest solution would be to empty the gas tank and check the fuel filter to make sure it is not plugged or damaged.

Secoundly your carb could need a good cleaning and a new spark plug may help as well

and one last thing if hard starting pull the spark plug out and grab some WD40 and give it a shot inside and then put the plug back in and it should help I ushally do that with my machines every spring startup.

but also just to make sure you have the featherlite 150 m? then I can look into the issue a bit more but I feel if those have been checked then it should be running efficiantly

on my leaf blowers for some odd reason I love to run a bit higher of octaine just to make it last a bit longer alot cleaner for it to be running.

check those and let me know where we are at with it.

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