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Homelite yard blower won't start

My leaf blower started fine one day, and the next day it won't start. I tried changing the spark plug but that hasn't helped.

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  • davdiacody Jan 10, 2009

    My yard broom worked last time-3 weeks ago but won't start now. It is not getting any spark. I took it to a repair shop that wanted $100 to repair it by putting on a new coil. Not worth the expense. My blower is only two years old and used very little. Again...not firing and must be completely disassembled to get to replace coil including the handle assembly and recoil. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    My leaf blower want start. It is doesn't have any spark.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    replaced spark plug, but still no spark

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I have an echo leaf blower that is not sparking now when I hook the spark tester to the lead and earth it out on the fins of the motor it sparks fine but when I put it on the end of the plug no spark and I have tried 4 new spark plugs

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1st how old is the gas and 2nd how long did it sit for since you last used it? If there was any old fuel left in before now (more than 14 days) than it is possible your carb needs cleaning. If it's less than 14 days then you might want to check the compression. IF you have good compression, then you might want to take it to a service center to have it diagnosed.

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Just take carb apart and clean it with carb spray 20 min`s and $2 later it will run

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One suggestion, unscrew the spark plug and reconnect the high voltage wire. In a very dark area move the plug so that the plug thread touches some metal on the engine. Pull the starter cord. If you don't see a spark, remove the two screws on the handle and see if two wires are attached to the Stop Engine Switch. Remove one wire and bend it away from metal and try to see spark when pulling the start cord. If spark occurs, the Switch is shorted and needs replacing.

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