Echo backpack leaf blower pb-300e

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Old 10-23-14, 05:54 PM
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Echo backpack leaf blower pb-300e

I have the above leaf blower and was looking to use. First start of the year took a little bit but got it started and let it warm up. When I went to use it, it fired right up and ran like a champ for a while then petered out. Would not restart while warm. After a few hours it restarted, ran for a few minutes then died again. Started and died one more time, now won't start. I've put fresh mix in it, new spark plug, even tried a little starter fluid in the spark plug hole(I know it's not ideal, but was trying to see if it would work). I jumped the kill switch with a few alligator clips and wire, but to no avail. I tried to test the spark plug but did not seem to spark(was doing it in the dark, and my connection from plug to engine using a bridge might not of been sufficient)
When taking the spark plug out, the piston moves freely, and smells like it is getting gas. No odd noises or scraping sounds.

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Old 10-23-14, 06:47 PM
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If you don't see a spark that could be your issue, Perhaps there is something that is shorting the plug wire to ground or you could have a bad/week coil?
 
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Old 10-24-14, 09:47 AM
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When checking for spark, make sure the plug is touching metal on the engine.
 
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Old 10-24-14, 10:57 AM
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Which portion of the spark plug should be touching the engine?
 
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Old 10-24-14, 08:47 PM
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The end that sparks (with the threads).
 
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