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Poulan leaf blower won't start

I have a Poulan leaf blower, maybe two seasons old, not used much. Last time I used it, it ran fine. Turned it off and put it away for about a month. When I tried to crank it, it won't start. I sprayed starting fluid in the carburetor and it starts, runs for a few seconds and dies. Therefore, it is apparently getting a spark but not fuel. Pulled fuel filter out of the gas tank and blew through it. Put it back in the gast tank. Still won't start. What now?

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  • hooty59 Mar 08, 2009

    I have a similar problem and went down the path of adjusting the carburetor while it was running. Now I can not get it to start cold. What are the recomended carburetor settings for this unit.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    ran good for 1yr now it wont run at all. no carb adj tool available.not a poulan but snapper is identicle same manufacturer

  • hooty59 May 11, 2010

    Opps wrong poulan leaf blower model...i have a ppb430vs.


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