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My Homelite backpack leaf blower runs until tank is 1/2 full

My Homelite backpack leaf blower runs like a charm until it is 1/2 to 1/3 full of gas and then it dies. I need to take it off my back and hold it at an angle to keep it running. I would think it's the fuel line in the tank but don't know how to go about attacking the problem

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I believe you to be correct in your diagnosis.
1) remove the fuel tank
*this will give you an idea of how lines are routed and fitted into tank
2) install a new hose through to tank fitting and make sure to retrieve the old hose & filter inside the tank, so that you can attach the filter to the new hose. The filter is weighted so that it falls to the lowest point to pick up fuel.

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Thats what it is try opening the gas lid look inside to see where the fuel line lies if its up high them try pushing it down to the bottom

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Lucy, the problem is that you have a blocked tank vent/ gas cap. Try just loosening the gas cap,just a crack not even one turn. You are bypassing the tank vent. Now start it and see if it runs longer with out boggind down.If this fixes it, you will need a new gas cap.

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