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Homelite UT08111A leaf blower (Backpacker) SURGING

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12-18-07, 03:05 PM   #1  
Homelite UT08111A leaf blower (Backpacker) SURGING


My backpack leaf blower surges after about 3 mins of use
I have tried to make adj. with no luck.
I have check carb mounting screws and all tight
what I have found out and there seems to be alot of bubbles comming up in the fuel tank.
sometimes I can take blower off my back and hold it sideways and will blow good for a while.the other way to make it better is if I pinch off the return line going to the fuel tank it will run good.
I have read other post but im asking mabe someone has had this happen

thanks in advance Robbie

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12-18-07, 03:35 PM   #2  
It sounds like the vent in the gas cap is clogged. Try loosening the cap when it starts surging and see if it runs right again. If so, replace the cap.

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12-20-07, 06:32 PM   #3  
Thanks for info. I took carb off and disasembled and soaked for 8hrs. reassembled and runs great
I will try to fine tune tomarrow in daylight
found this site on how to adjust carb
for WALBRO type


Thanks rob

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