Craftsman Leaf Blower Review
Craftsman Leaf Blower FAQ
You can fix your Craftsman leaf blower or some other model according to different problems that may cause it not to start.
1. The leaf blower fails due to restricted or clogged carburetor. Old fuel left in the tank for so long causes this. It is recommended that you use fresh fuel that is ethanol free when filling the tank. Use a stabilizer to maintain the quality of the fuel. Use a carburetor cleaner to get rid of the clog. If these means are not effective, rebuild carburetor by replacing some components or replace the part altogether.
2. Failure to start occurs as a result of clogged fuel filter and dirty air filter. Old or bad fuel can create a clog in the fuel filter, preventing the leaf blower from starting. Likewise, a dirty air filter can prevent it from starting when the air coming into the carburetor is being restricted. The fuel and air filter should be replaced annually or whenever they are visibly soiled.
3. A leaf blower stops working because of damaged spark plug and congested spark arrestor. If the spark plug is impaired, and the spark arrestor is obstructed, your leaf blower will not start. To fix this, clean the spark arrestor with a wire brush or replace it altogether. Meanwhile, you definitely would need a new spark plug.
4. Malfunctioning ignition coil could cause leaf blowers to quit functioning. Since the ignition coil is the component that sends voltage to the spark plug when the engine is running, consider the use of an ignition tester to determine if it has failed and needs a replacement. If the test is negative, then go for a new ignition coil.
5. Repairing a broken rewind spring is another way to kick-start a failed leaf blower. This will prevent the rope from recoiling, resulting in the machine not starting. In order to fix the problem, you can replace the broken rewind spring individually. However, beware that it’s easier to replace the whole assembly.