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Blower will not run up past idle and runs rich with oil coming out of exhaust. I got a kit to rebuild the carburetor but I don't know where the small screen goes and it still doesn't run when I re-assembled it. Any ideas?

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The blower is old, and the piston rings are worn. you need new rings, and possibly a new bore, or i'd just purchase a new blower.

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