I dropped it and the plastic covers over the carb adjustment screws broke off screws still intact tho, i tried to adjust carb after it started running rough now it wont run at all... it then ran until it got hot and now it wont start thank you
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Re: homelite backpacker blower # uto08083 not running
Fist thing is run both the carb screws all the way in then back them off 1 1/4 turn this will be your starting point then start the blower to fine tune the carb if it starts then your carb was off giving it to much or to less fuel
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There is a recall for leaking fuel tanks on your unit. The Homelite #UT08580/UT08580A Backpack blower service recall and all related questions and issues, are being handled through the Homelite customer service phone staff at 1-800-242-4672, for records purposes.
A couple of questions for you...
1. Are the plastic covers still on the adjustment screws? If so, you need to remove them. On most carbs, they are just pressed on and can be pulled of with needle nose pliers.
2. How old is this blower? If it is less than 2 years old, it probably just needs a carb adjustment. If older than 2 years, take the time to either rebuild the carb or replace it.
3. Are the fuel lines/filter still intact? Drain the fuel out and inspect the fuel lines. If the lines have broken (very common) then they will need to be replaced before continuing. If the filter has fallen off the line, then the lines must be replaced and the carb will need to be cleaned. There is a strainer inside the carb that acts as a second filter.
After you have the locks off of the adjustment screws, gently turn them clockwise until they stop. Count how many turns it took to reach bottom. From the factory, they should have been about 1.25 turns out. Set the Hi screw (closest to air filter) out about 1.75 turns. Set the Lo screw (closest to engine) out about 1.5 turns and see how it runs. If it still won't rev up to speed, turn the Lo screw out another half turn. If this is not effective, then the carb must be rebuilt or replaced.
look for black /burnt looking/smelling of oil there will be some form of guard covering it , usually 2 screws holding it on ( allen or torx ) , when removed take it outside and carefully pour petrol into it and very carefully set it alight to burn out any carbon /oil deposits
most new homelites etc have the high speed screw too lean because of epa standards---you usually need a special tool either a splined or pac man screwdriver to open the adjustment screw another 1/4 to 1/2 turn to get the right rpm's
That may be to keep dirt out. One of the screws should be for the richness setting and the other for the idle speed.
Adjust the richness setting so the tool runs the best (fast) then turn the idle speed down to normal.
Make sure you always keep the air filter cleaned or dirt will get into the carb and cause you to have to clean out the jets in the carb.