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Craftman gas leaf blower stopped working suddenly. I changed the spark plugs but it still won't start

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First check for spark, if you have spark gap plug at .030. turn mixture screws completelin give a short squirt of carb cleaner directly into throat of carb and try to start if unit starts then dies ,carb needs to be rebuilt and also change fuel filter in the gastank. gas mixture 40:1

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