Question about Homelite Leaf Vac Attack
Electrical short or ground
You might have a wire to the coil for 'kill switch' in the handle assembly that is connected to the Off-On switch and is being pinched by something when you pick the unit up. If you pick it up by the body or base, does it die, or is this only when you pick it up by the handle.
If you pick it up by the handle(only), I suspect a pinched wire:
If you pick it up by the base, I suspect it is fuel related:
thus therory #2
Fuel starvation - 'lean fuel' condition
Basic things to check:
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
5) check impulse tube and intake boot for cracks or leaks
*if all of the above are OK and/or do not improve performance then:
6) replace gaskets/diaphragms
a) use a spray carb cleaner to clean jets, holes, and body of carb
b) fuel pump diaphragm goes against the carb body,
then the gasket towards the outside
c) metering gasket goes against the carb body,
and the diaphragm goes towards the outside
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
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