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Mightylite 26 leaf blower

It starts easily at full choke, but stalls immediately if I adjust to partial choke or full run. Is there an adjustment I can make or an easy solution? Thanks-

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    I have had the same problem since it was new. Only runs if choke is almost full.

    Doubt it would be a clogged air filter out of the box, or a fouled/worn out plug.

  • BMDub Jan 02, 2009

    I'm having the same problem. My blower is new and has only been used aprox 6 or 7 times. The blower starts easily on full choke but will not run at 1/2 choke or run. I disassembled part of the carb and the air intake but looks clean and no noticable defects.

  • dwandy Jan 03, 2009

    I have to run the unit on half choke the whole time.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    There's nothing more to say on my part. I have EXACTLY the same problem as aforementioned. I've only run it about two to three times.

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Actually a dirty filter should only choke the engine more by restricting air flow. My Homelite is new and acts like it is starving for fuel. It will run fine once started and warmed up. If it dies then it mus tbe choced again. Its always acts hungry for fuel.

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Have you tried changing the air filter and spark plug?

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