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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
How long has it been sitting with gas in it ,did you have gas stableizer in it ,if not disassemble carb and reinstall it will start right up...lou
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
first check for spark, if you have spark gap plug at .030. turn mixture screws completelin give a short squirt of carb cleaner directly into throat of carb and try to start if unit starts then dies ,carb needs to be rebuilt and also change fuel filter in the gastank. gas mixture 40:1
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
SOURCE: craftsman leaf blower wont start
The air gap for the ignition coil core to flywheel is adjustable on some engines and the gap does vary.
On a Stihl, I used a matchbook cover first, then doubled it and got the engine to start. That amounts to 8-10/1000ths (0.008-0.010") as measured with a digital caliper after-the-fact.
I'm troubleshooting another engine currently from a McCulloch Airstream IV that only has ~12 hours and no spark but the coil measures roughly as it should; around 1K Ohms. Was surprised to find the company went bankrupt in '99. Another one killed by Asians and fairly poor design.
Posted on Oct 22, 2010
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