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Homelite Backpacker II leaf blower start fine then shuts off when I engage the throttle.  Seems like engine is flooding.  Just installed new spark plug, not sure what to do next.

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    will start but won't engage


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Have you checked air filter? the carb may need adjusting. locate the adjustment screw(s) , screw them all the way in then back out 1-1/2 turns. try to start the engine. then let me know what happens.

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