Question about Poulan/Weed Eater #Wt200 711724 24cc Gas Blower/Vac

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My power blower will start but only runs a few seconds & dies. We put a new spark plug in it which didn't help because it starts fine. We recently had to mix a new container of gas for it with the 2-cycle oil/gas mixture & wonder if there could be a problem there but we put the right combination in it. I'm not sure how old it is but we have never had this problem before.

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If fuel left in system for any length of time.. more likely the fuel lines and primer bulb. And 9 out of 10 times not the limiter adjustments.

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These little engines require maintenance just like your car does....even more than just a spark plug change. They have issues with parts in the carburetor going bad, carbon build up in the engine and muffler and sometimes even ignition problems. A good bet most of the time is a fuel delivery issue so you have to start with your fuel mix (you said was good) go to the fuel tank (where there is a fuel filter)...the fuel lines (which deteriorate over time and tend to mess up the carb when they do)...etc. Start with the basics and continue on. Rebuild kits are available for the carb and its not too hard...that may be what's needed as the new ethanol laced gas we have is hard on the small carb parts.

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