Stumped and frustrated


Old 11-22-08, 12:51 PM
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Stumped and frustrated

I have an older blower with a late 70's early 80's briggs 8hp (190412)

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but it will not run off choke. Runs pretty well with choke part way on. This morning I overhauled the carb with the briggs kit including carb cleaner and compressed air in all the openings.... and also put a new plug in etc.

It has all new fuel line, new briggs filter as well.

Made no difference....choke has to be part way on to run.

What am I missing? It seems to be getting lots of fuel because before the float needle sealed it was dripping fuel out the intake. Only thing I can think of is that the little right angle valve on the tank is clogged or something....but there seems to be lots of fuel.

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Old 11-22-08, 01:00 PM
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even more frustrating.....

is when you realize you were thinking the choke was on when it was off and vice versa! All is well! Sorry to waste your time.
Old 11-23-08, 08:33 PM
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Glad to hear that it's working ok. Stuff like getting the choke position confused happens, especially if you have several machines that are all different.

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