20 Most Recent Poulan/Weed Eater No. Bvm200le 711482 24cc Gas Blower/Vac Questions & Answers


I had spark and compression. It was definately a fuel delivery problem as the primer bulb was not filling with fuel. I tried taking off the carb spraying it with cleaner, blowing compressed air through the fuel lines and removing the fuel filter.

Finally I took the top of the carb off (the two screws holding the primer bulb on). I sprayed the ports with carb cleaner and used compressed air to blow through the fuel inlet and outlet.

When I put it back together, the bulb filled with fuel on the first prime, and the engine fired up on the first pull. The throttle response is also much snappier than it has ever been.

I'm not a mechanic, but it worked for me. Hopefully it will help someone else.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Apr 13, 2019


Its quite a job to get to the starter, you need to remove the tube and shaft from the motor, then remove the tube housing held with three screws, once removed you will find the clutch, remove the securing nut clutch and washer, now remove the screws holding the clutch housing and remove, the starter pulley is housed in this housing.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Mar 04, 2018


Check fuel filter, air filter and fuel lines. If they are good, the carburetor may need cleaning.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Dec 07, 2017


Alright, remember that 2-Stroke motors are meant to do 2 things:
Break down, then Frustrate you.

So, here we go: (Electrical)

Rotor Magnets, Magneto (ignition coil), Spark Plug Wire, Spark Plug, Spark Plug Ground (Cylinder Head).

In that order!

Check your "fire" from the Magneto:

1. Check your Kill Switch. In other words, leave everything normal, and unhook it. Did she start? Kill Switch it is! Kill Switch/Wire comes from the Magneto (single wire/ground) to the Switch itself. So check that wire AT the Magneto (Is it loose and grounding out? Is the Kill Switch grounding you out where it is, because of crud, junk, or because it is touching the block when it is not supposed to?)

2. Check your Spark Plug Wire. Easy, unook it from the plug, stick your finger in, give it a crank (non-MultiMeter way). Did you get shocked? Then it ain't your Plug Wire and Magneto!

With a Multi-/Volt Meter, simply hook her up, and check for juice WHEN you pull the rope. If you got juice, it ain't your Plug Wire or Magneto!

Checking Spark the "normal" way: Grab the Plug with a pair of insulated pliers, hold the plug end against the cylinder head, and pull your rope. Any Spark? What color?

3. STILL no fire. It leaves: Magneto and Plug Wire.
Luckily, they are both in the same place! Tear your blower down, and check to see if the Magneto has slipped out of place (gap is WAY out), or if the Plug Wire has worn to the point it is grounding you out. While you are there, check your Kill Switch wire, to see if she is grounding you out then and there.

4. STILL no fire. That means: Magneto Failing, or Magneto JUNK.
Buy another one, replace it! (Or steal one from another junk Blower/Weedeater. These things are fairly standard, and easy!)
Or, Bad Plug Wire. Meaning she has failed out on you.
Wait......that means: Replace your Magneto! Lucky the things are built together right?

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Nov 29, 2017


Sounds like old or stale fuel stuck the ring. This will reduce compression and prevent the unit from running. The only fix is to fix (unstick) or replace the ring.
I recommend using the pre-packaged fuels to prevent this type of problems.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Nov 20, 2017


Put gas is the carb. and see if it runs for a short time if so then you have a fuel delivery problem. Hope this helps.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Oct 20, 2016


Check the gas line that is in the fuel tank . It has a filter on it and if its not down at the bottom of the tank where it should be then its not getting the gas it needs. If you tip it the gas may be too low for the hose to pick up. The hose needs to be on the bottom.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Jul 15, 2016


Main cause of small gasoline engine failure is carburetor clogged. Try spraying carburetor cleaner into carburetor and intake. Check if unit has air cleaner. If engine starts briefly with cleaner then carburetor needs manual cleaning. Carburetor removal and overhaul.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Jun 12, 2015


Try a now spark plug first. If it is still hard to start then it is probably because of low compression due to worn rings and these need to be replaced.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Mar 13, 2015


Try turning the carb screw out 1 1/2 turns.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Jan 25, 2015


what about it?

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Jan 25, 2015


chances are their was gas left in it. You will need to disassemble the carb and clean it out.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Jan 25, 2015


Repair the leak in the primer system.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Jan 25, 2015


Carb set screw needs to be backed out 1/4 of a turn.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Jan 25, 2015


Not that I know of.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Jan 25, 2015


which screen, fuel or air? The air will pop off when the mounting screws is removed. the fuel screen will pop put if you squeeze the rubber boot.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Jan 25, 2015


I would guess the fuel line you installed is kinked somewhere.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Jan 25, 2015


you likely have a cracked fuel line.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Jan 25, 2015


open the head and you will see how the cord winds up.

Poulan/Weed... | Answered on Jan 25, 2015

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