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Homelite 26D leaf blower bogs down in Run position

I have a homelite 26D leaf blower that I can crank it up fine but when I put it in the run position it bogs down and shuts off. I put a new spark plug and fuel filter in it and it still bogs down in the run position. What is the problem?

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  • mallarddck Feb 27, 2009

    I have a Model UT08131, when you tilt the nozzle down to blow leaves it stops. You must have the gas tank completly full to make it run in this positon.

  • Mark Tripp
    Mark Tripp May 11, 2010

    What is the model and serial number of your blower?

  • Kim Webb Apr 01, 2013

    I have the model UT8542B and it does the same thing'. Please help

  • Bob Trathen Jul 11, 2013

    Ihave Homelite 26D ran Great and went on vacation and now will not start. I have had it for less than a year and have never had any troubles with it. I changed the plug thinking that it may have fouled out. Not the problem. Took the plug out and checked for spark and it started the gas it blew out on fire. Pulled cord with plug out and made sure there was no gas in the cylinder and still will not try to fire. Any suggestions. I do not have the manuel packed it up because I am in the process of moving.


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Check the air filter.

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