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Homelite backpacker blower # uto08083 not running

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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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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