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FL1500LE will only run with choke and throttle both 1/2 on.

Change the position of either and the unit just quits running. Max blower speed is thus about 2/3rd of potential. Never ran completely correctly.

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Check the fuel lines for cracks/breaks. If they are o.k., then:

You willneed to disassemble the carburetor and spray with carb.cleaner.Makesure the small screen is free of debris. (Should be able to see daylightthrough it.)

Use a Den Tek Brush, (http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=165357&catid=1152),to clean the small portals in carb. These portals can become blocked. Reassemble and start.

If the carb. parts are more than 4 years old, you may have to replace them.

If you need further assistance on:
1. Fuel line replacement or
2. Carburetor kit replacement

Just let me know.

Jim

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

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    Jim Parker Nov 30, 2009

    Did this solve the problem?



    Jim



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