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I looked at the blower a little. There is nothing unusual visible in the fuel tank. I didn't look at the carb.

It will start but it won't keep running. Runs for about 20 seconds and quits. Ideas for what can cause that?

I'm really poor but I will probably get a new one for reliability.

It's all home use tools since that's the only way I can get started. Hopefully I can get the business going and get pro tools.
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I was at Wal-Mart the other day and they were starting to put out the spring stuff and I always look at it just to see the new trends etc. Well anyway the attachments that you can put on your trimmer were on sale. The Blower attachment was like 21.00 and the edger one was 21.77. You may want to check out your wally world and see if they have them for that price as well. Just starting out with little or no cash I would buy the blower attachment and use a trimmer for all until I could afford something that will hold up.

So anyway I bought the edger attachment because I already had a older trimmer that I was not going to use because I bought a new Stihl but now I have a edger and it was cheap. I will use until it breaks down and just buy a new one.

Just never know, sometimes have to use what we have until get what we want.
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I looked at the blower a little. There is nothing unusual visible in the fuel tank. I didn't look at the carb.

It will start but it won't keep running. Runs for about 20 seconds and quits. Ideas for what can cause that?

I'm really poor but I will probably get a new one for reliability.

It's all home use tools since that's the only way I can get started. Hopefully I can get the business going and get pro tools.
I would strongly suspect that your carburetor needs to be rebuilt. As I mentioned in a previous post, carburetors are very delicate and not for the mechanic who is faint at heart or the inexperienced (inexperienced with small carburetors). The diaphragm tend to become hardened and it won't seal or pump the fuel correctly. This problem is magnified with todays ethanol fuels.
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