Featherlite Gas Blower, with Low Emission Engine, 150 M

Weedeater featherlite 1500 blower ran fine until neighbor used it— said it got hot. Now will not start. I tried squirting some fuel into sparkplug hole which didn’t  help. It seems that the plug has some spark (although, may not be enough). With full choke, priming with bulb, and many pulls on starter rope, it does “hit” at all.
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Suggest , Clean Spark plug with Gas and wire brush…. drain all gas, add new gas with correct gas:oil mixture….. spray Gumout/Carb cleaner in air intake and spark plug hole.. these are the easy solutions to try.. good luck -Doug

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When the head doesn`t spin on your Weed Eater FeatherLite trimmer, the problem could be as simple as a buildup of debris between the head and the shaft. If that isn`t the problem, then there is a wrong connection between the trimmer head, flexible drive shaft and engine flywheel.
If your 2-stroke brushcutter fails to start, the simplest explanation is that there is not enough fuel: in this case you simply need to top it up. A 2-stroke brushcutter engine runs on fuel/oil mixture, which you can buy ready prepared, such as EFCO-Mix Alkilate alkylated mixture in a 5 L can.
Problems include dirty filters, broken wires, poor voltage supply and faulty limit switch or capacitor. You can test your limit switch with a multimeter, and clean the blower motor`s wire coils. If this doesn`t work, you may need to replace your furnace blower motor.
Check the Filters and the Vents

Blower motors are designed to circulate air, so they won`t work if there`s no air to move. You should always check the filters and vents surrounding the blower to make sure that the blower isn`t having a hard time working.

An electric trimmer`s power cord, switch, or motor may fail. A gas trimmer`s engine may be faulty. The air filter or exhaust port may be blocked. The trimmer may need lubrication and cooling fins or air passages may be blocked.
Turn on the ignition switch and pull the starting cord quickly. You should see a spark in the plug gap. Since the spark may be faint, it may help to do the test in a dark area. If there is no spark, check for a broken or shorted (bare) lead wire or bad switch.
Your Mower Won`t Start:

Other possible causes include: Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas.

The most common problem with a strimmer not starting is that there`s a problem with the fuel mix. Double check that you`ve used 40 parts fresh unleaded petrol to 1 part 2-stroke oil (40:1). Check the petrol you`ve used isn`t stale.
The location of the reset button will depend on the model of your furnace, but it can typically be found on the side of the blower motor inside the blower compartment. Once you locate the reset button, press and hold it for 30 seconds. Then, release the button and wait for 30 seconds.
One of the first symptoms of a problem with the blower motor relay is a blower motor that does not function. As the relay is the switch that supplies current to the blower motor, if it fails internally, then power may be cut off from the blower motor circuit causing the motor to no longer function.
Many vehicles have two fuses for the blower motor, one in the interior fuse block and the other under the hood. The blower motor is usually under the dashboard on the passenger side.
If your blower is having a difficult time starting, then you may be dealing with a carburetor issue. The carburetor`s job is to ensure the proper mix of fuel and air is directed to the blower`s engine. As mentioned, the carburetor can become clogged, making it difficult for fuel and air to enter the engine.
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If the drive cable is broken or detached, the trimmer head will not spin. To inspect the drive cable, remove the engine assembly from the shaft and look to see if the cable is in its proper place. Reinstall the cable if it has slipped from its place. If the cable is damaged or broken, it should be replaced altogether.
If you`ve used the correct procedure to start your Stihl trimmer and it does not start, the problem is likely related to either the spark, the fuel or the air circulation in the combustion chamber. More often than not, it`s an easy fix, possibly involving replacement of a spark plug or air filter.
Turn on the ignition switch and pull the starting cord quickly. You should see a spark in the plug gap. Since the spark may be faint, it may help to do the test in a dark area. If there is no spark, check for a broken or shorted (bare) lead wire or bad switch.

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Mower won’t start. Toro mower..engine won’t turn over. Cleaned sparkplug…checked air filter..weather cool. Followed instructions for cold engine…prime witrh three pushes of the bulb..wnon’t even hint at a start..
ANSWER : Something everyone over looks is oil. Did you check the oil? You seemed to mention everything else but. If you have a low oil switch with low oil it will not start

I have Featherlite 1500 leaf blower. It stopped running. Cleaned carburetor, no start, cleaned spark arr ester, no start, will not start with starter fluid, does have spark and compression. Have swapped out carburetor, spark plug, ignition wire, gas, etc. everything on it one at a time and still will not start. Does not even try to start.
ANSWER : Have a look at these tips for starting a blower:http://www.fixya.com/support/r9884834-leaf_blower_start