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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Have a 32 cc craftsman backpack blower--loses power then

Customer Question

have a 32 cc craftsman backpack blower--loses power then quits--changed oil and spark plug and emptied fuel and put fresh in--started easier but still lost power and quit--
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: if simple--yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: the air filtr
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
air filter cover is missing
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. Will it sit and idle fine ?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No, it just slowly dies.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Like it is starving for gas
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 3 months ago.

It could be the fuel filter in the tank ,

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 2 months ago.

Hi did you get any further with the blower ?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
changed fuel filter--didn't work so, i changed the oil and lo and behold, it works now
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 2 months ago.

Did the old oil smell like gas etc ?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
didn't bother to smell the oil
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 2 months ago.

Ok , if it acts up again check the oil for a gas smell or being thin

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
thanks
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 2 months ago.

No problem