Unable to start Husqvarna 350BT leafblower
I have a Husqvarna 350BT leaf blower.
It was running fine last season and then towards the end of the season, it started to have a hard time staying on. When I give it gas, it would lose power and then eventually die, never to be started again.
FastForward to this season and it won't kick over. I have checked everyting but perhaps I'm doing something wrong. Has anyone expeirenced this before and if so, what can be done.
Below is a list of things that I have done/checked.
*New Spark Plug
*New fuel filter
*Semi clean air filter, not dirty enough to prevent starting (even tried it without the filter)
*Cleaned carburetor and diaphragms. (there was rust where the needle/levers were, but I was able to clean all of that up fairly nicely with some TLC) didn't work after this even though I was confident it would.
*Purchased a diaphragm/repair kit and replaced the lever, needle, spring, all diaphragms.. basically replace everything that was supposed to be replaced except for the needle seat.
*Checked spark arrestor plate (clean)
*Fuel line is clear and not blocked
*Air Purge line is clear and not blocked
*When primed, gas does goes through the carb, there's gas in the clear primer bubble
*There's spark (unscrewed spark plug, connected it to wire, pulled cord and saw a very faint spark) so that rules out electrical.
*Gas/Oil mixture is fine (although, possibly old gas as I don't remember when the last time it was that it was changed.
*Coil pulls ok, it just won't kick over.
**Hm... Could Old gas prevent this from starting? If so, is there anything I can add to the gas or do I need to get new gas?
Do those gas additives really work?
I'm open to any and all ideas to get this fixed.