The Poulan Weedeater Featherlite 1500 leaf blower has a 23 cc, 2-cycle gas engine and a variable air velocity up to 150 mph. It is lightweight, easy to use and has few problems. Most of the problems with the Featherlite 1500 can be reduced or eliminated with regular basic care.
Difficult to Start
The incorrect fuel-to-oil ratio will cause your leaf blower to be hard to start. A fuel-to oil-ratio of 40:1 is the best mixture for the Weedeater Featherlite 1500 leaf blower. Fuel that has been pumped more than 30 days is stale and slow to ignite when the engine is cranked; use fresh fuel.
If the carburetor is not adjusted properly or is defective, the leaf blower will be hard to start. Adjust or replace the carburetor as needed. A damaged, dirty or incorrectly adjusted spark plug will also cause difficulties with starting. Replace or clean the spark plug and set the gap to .025 inch.
Does Not Run Smoothly
If your leaf blower lacks power or dies under a load, the problem could be an improperly adjusted carburetor, a dirty or damaged spark plug or a dirty air filter. If the carburetor or throttle is not adjusted correctly, your leaf blower will not idle properly. Adjust the carburetor and throttle as needed, replace or clean the spark plug or replace the air filter to correct these problems.
Too much oil in the fuel will cause your leaf blower to smoke. Empty the fuel tank and refill with fuel and oil at a 40:1 ratio. An incorrectly adjusted carburetor or a dirty air filter will also cause excessive smoke. Adjust the carburetor or replace the air filter as needed.