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I have a homelite leaf blower model ut08544 that will not start

I have fresh gas and oil mix in the fuel tank. I have installed a new spark plug and it is not even acting like it want to start. I purchased it new in the fall of 2006. It has worked fine until now.

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  • ejathome Nov 22, 2008

    I have a similar problem. The blower is 2 years old. At first it ran fine and as time went on it became more difficult to start and would not restart if I shut it off. Now it wont start at all. I have looked in to this and found that the carb is known to be the problem in most of these newer units. I think that they are considered a throw away unit.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    These are 'throw away' units. The pistons and rings are poorly made and when the engine heats up and expansion occurs the engine cannot develop the compression it needs to keep running---it dies and willl not restart.

    If starting from cold is the problem, take out the spark plug....is it clean? No---that's because of the oil leak caused by the above. A clean plug, tho' means either no spark, bad gas (is the gas old?) or bad carb (get some cheap carb cleaner).

    Next time buy an electric one!

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If a small engine wont start its usually one of two problems, its not getting gas, or its not getting spark. easy way to find out if its getting a spark is to remove the plug, put it back back in the connector and just let it hang down while you try to start it. you should see a bright blue spark, if you dont try changing the spark plug. if its getting a spark come back on this site and i'll help you trouble shoot it.

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I have exactly the same problem and tried your solution. No spark. Does this mean I need to replace the ignition module and how do I do this

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