echo pb-200 will not start

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Old 10-01-11, 01:05 PM
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echo pb-200 will not start

my echo hand held blower was running fine. three days ago it suddenly stoped, like the stop switch was thrown. now it will not run at all. even with starting fluid.
the gas is fresh, the air filter is clean. spark plug is clean a correct gap. there is spark at the plug.

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Old 10-01-11, 01:37 PM
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My first guess was the ignition system but since you are getting a spark at the plug that's probably not the problem. My next guess would be the carburetor those tiny carburetors can clog rather easily. But, since it is not firing on starter fluid... Do you feel the piston come up on compression when you pull the starter cord? Were there any unusual sounds when it died?
 
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Old 10-01-11, 02:13 PM
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was running fine at full throtle. then just stopped as if the stop switch was thrown.
with the plug out i can see the piston move.
 
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Old 10-01-11, 08:28 PM
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Does it feel like it has good compression? What if you dribble a little gas into the spark plug hole? Will it start then?
 
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no start w/gas. not even the least pop.
 
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Old 10-02-11, 10:06 AM
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How about the compression question? Can you pick the blower up off the ground by the pull rope or does the pull rope pull out too fast to allow you to pick it up off the ground? This gives an idea of the amount of compression it has.
 
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Old 10-02-11, 10:32 AM
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we cleaned the carb. compression is better than 100lbs. but it appears now that i am not getting fuel to the carb.
 
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