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I have a 2 stroke engineer leaf blower that will not start. I have spark and using starter fluid gets it going but it quits. I know I have gas getting into the carb. - I think problem is probably in carb. I have taken the carb off and tried to clean it but still not working. Is it worth it to have it fixed or better to buy new carb. Appreciate any advice/insight. Thanks Paul

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Paul, fix the old carb. They can gum up and sometimes need to soak (disassembled and soft parts removed, like the float, gaskets and inlet valve.)in carb cleaner and then be blown out with compressed air.

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