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I have a homelite blower model UT08580. I have replaced the tank (cracked) and the carburetor,I have spark but will not start... suggestions?

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Make sure you have a new air filter, new spark plug and fresh fuel. Then get a can of starter fluid and a helper. Squirt some starter fluid at the air intake and start it. Have your helper continue to squirt the starter fluid to keep it going as this will clean out the entire combustion chamber. J.

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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
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5) check impulse tube and intake boot for cracks or leaks
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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
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and the diaphragm goes towards the outside

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