I have been using my Sears gas blower for about 10 years. It's the kind you
carry in one hand. It's been working fine, except lately it stutters and
stalls when I take the blower out of the horizontal plane and tilt it,
especially when I try to blow the cobwebs from the patio ceiling.
Any clue what might cause this problem?
Could it be gummed up gasoline? The blower sits unused for several months at
a time, although I use the gasoline additive to prevent gumming. If so, is
there a solvent that will clean the gummed up parts?
Thanks for any help. I would hate to take this thing apart.
All-position gasoline systems use a small hose with a heavy strainer on the
end in the tank so they can feed sideways or up-side down. If the hose is
broken or has a crack that could cause your problem. Also check if there is
a little vent valve in the cap that may be sticking shut.
Since the hose OD fits tightly in the tank hole, I use a razor knife to
taper the end. I feed a thin stiff wire into the exit hole and out the
filler hole, slide the hose on the wire at the filler hole, and work it back
into the tank and out the exit hole. I then grasp the tapered end, pull the
wire out, and stretch the hose to feed it on through and out. Trim the ends,
attach the strainer, connect to carburetor and you're done. There are at
least two different hose sizes and I get the correct hose from a small
WoW you're lucky, I had 4 of these from Sears bought one, the other
three were all warranty replacement. Mine had major carburetor issues.
Two of them the carb feel right off. The bolts that held them on
broke right off. I never got one to last more than two years. If
you've had it 10 years I would suggest you've gotten your moneys worth
out of it. Junk it and go out and buy a Stihl blower. I've never had
an issue with my Stihl blower. It should last you 25 years.
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