Poulan Pro Blower won't start
Hello everyone, I have a question and would greatly appreciate some feedback (and vent a little while i'm at it!). I was hired by a woman recently to do her yard work three times while she recovers from eye surgery. I tried to start her poulan pro blower but had no luck getting it to run. It turned out I had overlooked in the instructions that the trigger must be held down while pulling the cord. After waiting awhile and doing so it still would not start.
She took it to a local repair shop before my second visit, and they claim that because I did not hold the trigger while attempting to start I "ruined the carburetor". I don't believe this but she is convinced since they are the "professionals". To be fair, she had the spark plug changed, fuel filter changed, air filter cleaned, new gas put in. She is in the process of trying to get it replaced under warranty.
My luck that it breaks! It is my opinion that these guys at this shop don't actually know what is wrong with it, and told her that what is wrong would cost as much as a new blower (which I agree with, if they do the work!). Is it really possible that it was my fault? I didn't treat it any different than my own equipment, none of which require the trigger be held while starting.