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Homelite leaf blower is hard to crank, will not idle. Spark plug looks okay. How do you get/install a carburator kit?

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    bulldogchief May 11, 2010

    You need to furnish the model number of the blower. Have you checked for spark? Have you checked compression? Need more info!


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You will need the brand and model number of the carb. If you can not find one in your local area contact southern supply company at 205-833-2525 or email them at and I feel sure Jason or

someone there can help you.

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