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Hello, My 31 cc troy built blower won't start. It's got spark. When I pulled the brand new plug it appeared to be completly dry. I sprayed ether in the cylinder and put the plug back in and it started for a brief moment. Not sure what's going on. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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If the either burned, then you have a fuel problem. Make sure the fuel filter (in the tank) and the lines are all clear. If so, then you my need to rebiud the carburator.

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