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Homelite 2 cycle backpack leafblower won't run.

The only way to start unit is to spray starting fluid into carb., then full choke. Unit will start but will only run at idle and only if I keep spraying starter fluid. Had this problem prior to rebuilding the carb. No change after the carb rebuild. Another clue; the carb primer bulb only gets approximately 1/3 full after being pumped. Engine has good compression and a new plug. Other engines run on this gas mixture. Your suggestions would be much appreciated.
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  • leaferickson Jan 08, 2009

    Same exact problem.

    almost feels like it is starving for gas.

    If I move the gas line around, it has a impact on the response.

    I am wondering if the gas line is impinged

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Two cycle engines have a habit of vibrating enough to cause bolts to come loose. You could have a leaky head gasket or crank cover gasket and still be getting excellent compression at the spark plug. If there are leaks then the piston won't be able to create enough suction on the up stroke to pull the gas/oil mixture from the carb at low rpms.

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Sounds like the exhaust port is clogged with carbon/oil buildup. My three yr old Craftsman Blower/Vac did the same thing and all I could think of was the carburetor or fuel lines were clogged. But after replacing the fuel lines and air blowing out the carburetor it wouldn't start and then when it did start it only idled. A friend suggested I take off the muffler and cylinder head. Clean out all the old carbon and oil buildup from the exhaust port. It was so clogged up that maybe a bb could have only passed thru. Once I removed all the carbon, put it back together, it fired right up, idled like it was brand new and went to full speed with no problems

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Yea check the gas lines and throttle cables for strech, probably need replacing or tightening.

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