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Can he remove the carburetor float bowl and clean the old gas from it, and see if gas is flowing into the carburetor bowl? It likley is stuck, keeping gas from the cylinder. Next would be to remove the spark plug, and put a teaspoon of fuel direct into the cylinder, install a new spark plug , if you have one, and see if blower will start.
I see question is still open, did you get it going?