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11-15-03, 07:51 AM   #1  
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craftsman leaf blower problem

have a craftsman walk behind leaf blower with a tecumseh not sure of hp think 5/5.5 not sure model#143-664252 the person i'm working on it for said it didn't have any fire i got fire back to it by regapping the points and sanding the flywheel i know the carb needs rebuilding but it has been sitting for 5 years if i put gas in the carb it will fire and run for a few secs. but is there anything esle i need to look for because of it sitting to long??

 
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11-15-03, 10:01 AM   #2  
Make sure the fuel lines and primer bulb aren't cracked.

 
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11-15-03, 10:56 AM   #3  
I agree with mower17, but I would also clean the carb really well. Replace your spark plug too. Chesse will give you a reply soon

 
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11-16-03, 12:13 AM   #4  
Hello sniper!

I agree...check the lines, primer (if equipped), clean the carb, check the gas tank for varnish and rust (if metal), change the oil and spark plug.


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11-16-03, 08:26 AM   #5  
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the plug and oil have been changed the gas tank is plastic it was cleaned and clean gas put in the carb has been totally taken apart and is soaking ..........thaks for all the help i apprecate it!!!

 
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11-16-03, 08:34 PM   #6  
Anytime! I forgot to mention fuel filter too, but I'm sure you already knew that .


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