The Weed Eater FL 1500 is a gasoline-powered leaf blower designed for homeowners to use. Its most common problems involve engine parts, such as fuel lines and spark plugs. Some of the problems are simple to solve while others may require repair at an authorized Weed Eater dealer.
Engine Starts Difficultly or Not at All
If a Weed Eater FL 1500 leaf blower will not start, its fuel tank may not have fuel or its fuel line may be clogged, kinked or broken. Filling the fuel tank and cleaning or replacing the fuel line may resolve the starting problem. A dirty or damaged spark plug can cause the engine to be hard to start, too, and cleaning or replacing the spark plug is the solution. An engine with low compression also is difficult to start, and it can be repaired by an authorized Weed Eater dealer.
Starting the leaf blower is difficult when its engine is flooded. The solution begins with setting the choke lever to the “Run” position and the throttle to the “Fast” position. Sharply pull the starter handle several times to clear the engine of excess fuel. Wait 10 to 15 minutes, try to start the engine again and move the throttle to the “Slow” or “Idle” position.
Engine Runs Improperly
A dirty or damaged spark plug can cause the engine on a Weed Eater FL 1500 leaf blower to idle or accelerate improperly. Clean or replace the spark plug if necessary. Clogged, kinked or broken fuel lines can cause the engine to accelerate incorrectly, as well as to stop under a load or have insufficient power. A dirty fuel filter or dirty air filter also can cause those problems. Cleaning or replacing fuel lines, and replacing dirty filters can resolve the issue.
Other causes of poor engine performance include an incorrectly adjusted carburetor, low engine compression, carbon buildup in the engine or worn crankshaft seals. An authorized Weed Eater dealer can repair each of those problems.
Engine Smokes or Runs Hot
If the leaf blower's engine smokes or runs hot, then the fuel may be mixed incorrectly. Proper engine performance requires the use of a two-cycle air-cooled engine oil mixed with the fuel at a 40-to-1 ratio. Also, ensure the choke is in the “Off” position.
A dirty or damaged spark plug or a dirty air filter can cause the engine to smoke or run hot, too. The air filter may need to be cleaned, and the spark plug may need to be cleaned or replaced.
Carbon buildup in the engine or an improperly adjusted carburetor also can cause the engine to run hot or smoke. An authorized Weed Eater dealer can make those repairs.
Warranty Coverage Varies
The warranty on the Weed Eater FL 1500 leaf blower covers parts and labor for two years when the tool is used for household purposes. The warranty is 90 days for commercial or professional use and 30 days for rental purposes. For information, assistance, service or parts, contact your area's Weed Eater dealer, or call the company at 800-554-6723.