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Have a Stihl BG85 leaf blower. If I start it and run tell it

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Have a Stihl BG85 leaf blower. If I start it and run tell it warms up and I turn it off. It will not start back up unless I pull for 5 or so minutes then it will finally start. When it does start it runs fine. Just replaced carburetor with new one.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Fuel clean and new has no gas valve
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes if possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Don't think so
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

When your engine is cold, and you initially attempt to start your engine, do you still have to pull your rope for 5 or so minutes, before your engine will start? Or do our problem only exist when your engine is at operating temperature?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Seems like at operating temp. Will start on second or third pull when cold.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Not at this time
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
You still there
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for your response.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Will your engine continue to run, after it starts, until you shut it off?

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

This is a troubleshooting question.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

I would like for you to try something when you have a chance.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Do you have some carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid?

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

After your engine reaches operating temperature, shut it off, then spray a small burst of carburetor cleaner directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start up without you having to wait wait five minutes.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Will try that tomorrow morning if that's possible
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Thanks! In the morning will be fine. I can follow up with you then.