This repair video will instruct you how to repair a dirty or damaged spark arrestor on your small engine.
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Discussion for the Poulan BVM200VS (Type 1) Gas Blower
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when i pump the bulb it pushes air into the gass tank instead of gass into the carb
Hello drob The bulb's function is TO pull gas from the tank into the carb and push OLD gas and air OUT of the carb into the fuel tank; allowing fresh gas from the tank into the carb. Fuel line leaks, stuck check valves, stale gas, and or any pinhole in the fuel lines anywhere can cause a malfunction.
If your primer/purge bulb is showing around half to 2/3 full or so, then it is probably working properly.
Question: Poulan Blower
Need parts for my bvm200vs. How do I know if if's type1 or 2?
Hello USMale Do not worry about that. If you look at the parts diagrams for both types, you will see that they are just about identical. They are both listed below:
I put a new carburator kit in a poulan blower and it ran good the first two times i used it. Now i can't get no gas to come to the carburator at all. The primer bulb is not cracked
Hello Red63 Check the fuel line and fuel filter in the gas tank. If the filter comes off the line, the line will float or get full of air, and no gas will get to carburetor.
Question: Poulan Pro 200 25cc
How do I test the ignition coil? Spark plug tester indicates spark and compression reads 90 psi.
Hi You can test a transistorized solid state magneto for resistance with an ohm meter. Are you getting anything when attempting to start it?
Received new coil. Used spark tester, still no spark???
HOW DO I TEST THIS NEW COIL WITH AN OHM METER?
Question: Poulan200vs Blower
Need to replace the 2 tubes that insert into the gas tank. One appears larger than the other. What parts or kits do I need .?
The fuel line you will want to replace are part numbers 530069216 and 530069247. And while you are at it you migth as well replace the 530095646 fuel filter.
Question: Ignition Adjustment?
Both of my BVM200VS blowers have died. Won't even attempt to start. Spark tester shows an Orange glow rather than bright light. Even starter fluid won't get a cough out of them with new gapped plugs. Bought both at the same time. One died a year ago. 2nd one this spring. Already disassembled and cleaned the carbs per video. Ideas? Thanks!
You might check the gap between the flywheel and ignition module. It should be .014
Thank-you! I cleaned out the carburetor, disassembled the whole thing to clean out the gunk, varnish, and carbon. Reassembled and set the magneto clearance. Started hard the first time. 3 pulls each time since, like new. Good for another 2 years at least. Lesson-learned about using cheap 2-cycle oil. This poor little thing was loaded up with so much carbon that the piston rings were completely caked in place. All the best!
I have bought four of these blowers and after about a year they will not crank. Took the first one to a repair shop and he ran a compression test and deemed the blower unfixable. being curious I took it apart. The piston ring was frozen tight on the piston, so much ai had to break it to remove it. The groove was filled with carbon scale. I cleaned it out and installed a new ring for about two bucks. A bit of trouble but the rest of the blower looked brand new. After reassembling the blower started as good as brand new.
All of the blowers I have bought of the bvm200vs model has done the same thing what is the problem that caused the rings to stick
Question: Kill Switch
Is part #545128201 the kill switch or just the cover?
I need the switch.
The part number 545128201 is the switch cover. If you want the switch and cover you will need to order Craftsman part number 545081830. For some reason Poulan no longer supplies this part.
Question: Ignition Module
Poulan Pro blower, BVM 200 VS. Has no spark have replaced spark plug with no change. do the ignition modules go out very often on this model engine?
Ignition modules really don't have a history of going bad that often. But they will. That's why we offer them to you. It sounds like it is time to replace yours.
Question: Poulan Blower
Does ethanol have a tendency to make cranking a difficulty?
Yes - ethanol is nasty crap that dries out fuel lines and gaskets. It also reduces fuel efficiency. Between that and EPA emission standards (carb's set too lean), engines are harder to start, and will run ruff at an idol. Some need to be set at half choke to run at full throttle.
I have a BVM200VS that cranks just fine with ethanol gas. If you are having starting issues, you may be trying to start it the wrong way. Here is the starting procedure that I use:
1. Set the choke to "Full Choke"
2. Pull the starter rope three times without holding down the throttle (I put one foot through the handle and pull with both hands)
3. Set the choke to "Half Choke"
4. Pull the starter rope until the blower starts (1-3 pulls)
5. Hold the throttle down while changing the choke from "Half Choke" to "Full Choke"
Once my BVM200VS would not start even with starting fluid. The problem was a clogged muffler- I cleaned the muffler and it ran fine. You may have a partially clogged muffler or carburetor that is causing hard starts.
Primerbulb One thing all small engine users need to realize...is WHAT ethanol is and WHAT it does! What it is...is a form of alcohol...what it DOES is attract moisture; and lots of it. Moisture is not acceptable in ANY part of a small engines fuel system and tends to corrode many parts it comes in contact with. I beg to differ with you somewhat on ethanol. It is NOT needed in our gas, nor is it WANTED by most users to be in our gas.
I don't like ethanol either, but I try to keep my machines running well with it all the same. And whether ethanol is good or bad, my blower still starts fine with it, although I am not sure if it will KEEP starting as good as it does in years to come.
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