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How to position the two little plastic hoses going from carburetor to fuel tank.for my homelite leaf blower and Vac, i need a caburator view

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This is much easier than you think; the carburetor has two ports, one supply one return, the return port is the top port which allows excess fuel to be returned to the fuel tank when pressing the primer bulb. The bottom port is the intake that supplies fuel to the carburetor to be mixed with air and pushed into the cylinder for the combustion cycle. Both lines connect to the tank, the line with a cylindrical looking object is the supply line, that object is the fuel filter, so it would be connected to the bottom port of the carburetor. I hope that helps.

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Great job with the description of the symptoms. What you are describing is a classic case of vapor-lock. In other words, a vacuum is forming in the fuel tank and not allowing the fuel to flow to the carburetor.

Look at the cap, it probably has a small vent built into it. With a little compressed air, blowing from the outside in, try to clear the obstruction. This may not work, but don't worry. Just replace the fuel cap. Your local lawnmower repair shop can probably get a new cap for you. Otherwise, go to www.homelite.com click on the parts tab, enter your model number (starts with a "UT") and order a new one.

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#1 senerio
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#2 senerio
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1) spark plug
2) spark arrestor in muffler
3) fuel lines and tank filter
4) turn adjustment needles out (counterclockwise) 1/4 to 1/2 turn
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