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I have a Troybilt blower--2 cycle--about 1 year

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I have a Troybilt...

I have a Troybilt blower--2 cycle--about 1 year old.....always has worked fine until last week. Now, I prime it 10 times, set the red switch and start it. It runs for 3-4 seconds, and when I pull the trigger, the red switch releases and it quits. I let it sit over night and the same thing happens again...it won't run for more than a few seconds!

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Fuel, yes. The fuel is clean as far as I know....not sure about the shut off valve.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I'd like to, yes.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Where exactly is the shot off valve?

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago

Prior to last week, how long has it been since your blower engine started up and continued to run?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Just a few days.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago

Thanks for your response. Are you using fresh, newly purchased gas?

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