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A young student of mine picked up an old Homelite laef blower that would not start. We have disassembled the item and deterimed that it has spark and the piston and cycindar are in good shape. but appers to be getting no gas to the piston. There is an orange petcock with leters A,B,& C. I am sure this is the root of our problem. Could you explain what these settings mean?

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That's just the choke settings. (A is full closed, B is half closed and C is full open or normal running position.) They originally had a paper label stuck on the side of the air filter box that showed this but if the "******" is more than week old and had a little fuel spilled on it that label is of course gone. A really "smart" (read cheap) design.
However. I think these pieces of s--t loose their compression and don't fire up even if you put gas directly into the cylinder. But you can rebuild the carburetor and see if that helps delivers the right amount of gas to get it to run, good luck. I am f--king around with two of these little blowers (should be called "suckers"), trying to make one good one outa the pair but no luck yet.
Best of luck, Tom Pitt

Posted on Sep 08, 2011


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