Question about Garden

2 Answers

Ryobi 410 mini tiller w/Walbro WT149A primer bulb won't prime. New bulb, new fuel lines, hooked up right, carb cleaned. Been sitting for several years.Runs when fuel is pumped into the fuel inlet.

Hi. Got the above mini tiller with carb noted. Been sitting for years. Got it out, replaced fuel lines and primer bulb & cleaned carb. Bulb will not pull fuel into carb; hooked up right. Runs when gas poured into fuel inlet. Would the fiber flappers be hardened and not allow primer to work? Any other suggestions? Wanted feed back before ordering a kit. Thanks.

Posted by on

  • Elmo Johnson Feb 23, 2012

    Thanks for all your great replies. Really appreciate the time you all took to comment. I found the problem. The needle valve was "re-sticking" randomly after cleaning. It would fork for a few minutes and then stop working again, which was what was befuddling me. I soaked the darn thing over night and used a variety of cleaning fluids on the seat with some mild "scrubbing" with a plastic tube. After around 20 years of sitting, I guess it was REALLY gummed up, LOL. Don't remember the last time I used it or why I stopped using it.
    I am designing a new herb garden and have some landscaping issues that are too tight for my Troy Bilt; I got to wondering if there was any way to get that old Ryobi running cause it would be perfect for these projects. After a couple of days, it is still starting and running; and digs like a badger. Neat little tool.
    Thanks again for your help, everyone.

    Thanks for all your great replies. Really appreciate the time you all took to comment. I found the problem. The needle valve was "re-sticking" randomly after cleaning. It would fork for a few minutes and then stop working again, which was what was befuddling me. I soaked the darn thing over night and used a variety of cleaning fluids on the seat with some mild "scrubbing" with a plastic tube. After around 20 years of sitting, I guess it was REALLY gummed up, LOL. Don't remember the last time I used it or why I stopped using it.
    I am designing a new herb garden and have some landscaping issues that are too tight for my Troy Bilt; I got to wondering if there was any way to get that old Ryobi running cause it would be perfect for these projects. After a couple of days, it is still starting and running; and digs like a badger. Neat little tool.
    Thanks again for your help, everyone.

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 316 Answers

Hello sir, my machine will only start when pumping primmer bulb or squirting fluid in the carburetor than stops. the fuel line has broken off, in most small carburetors this is a ongoing problem.old fuel will crystallize when left in tank for a long time.plugging up ports, fuel lines, small screen in carburetor.fuel lines will dissolve clogging carb.this is why it will run when the choke is on creating a vacuum to where there is fuel forced in the carb to rum,also the gas will evaporate leaving the oil behind clogging up carb.the thing to do is remove carb. and clean out,replacing gaskets or fuel line if necessary.use carb cleaner to clean out carb.make sure to make note where fuel line go.the fuel filter broke off of fuel line letting debris get in carb plugging it up.the muffler is known to clog up a lot on these machines where they want run. the compression should be 60 to 120 lbs any thing below 60 is junk. when adjusting the carb screws turn in all the way than turnout 1 1/4 turns turn in slow until machine runs also you need to check for spark by removing plug and grounding against engine to check spark, ok.a new spark plug would be a good ideal too , if you are going to make these repairs use new fuel line and filter,hope this helps,any comments welcome,thank you, !!

Posted on Feb 22, 2012

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,545 Answers

A failed check valve in the main nozzle (main jet) will cause symptoms of "no Prime." Not many address that issue, but I have run across it many times doing carb rebuilds and repairs. The diaphragm carbs without main nozzles (usually have only 1 mixture screw) and small ports in the carb ventur); also fail to prime as air backwashes into the metering cavity when the primer/purge bulb is released. Failed check valve is the case. As a shade tree mechanic, I personally am trying to find a FIX for these failed check valves as they render the carb useless.

Posted on Nov 20, 2013

Ad

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: Manual for the Ryobi.

Here is a link to parts listings, when searching put in the work Cultivator and it gives you a few options. Hopefully the pictures will let you decide which one is yours.
http://hcpi.arinet.com/scripts/EmpartISAPI.dll?MF
Here is a link to find a dealer in your area that can help you http://go.mappoint.net/homelite/PrxInput.aspx
good luck Tom

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

mod657
  • 5 Answers

SOURCE: Ryobi cultivator 410 r tiller

It's a 2 cycle motor.

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

panilling9
  • 284 Answers

SOURCE: Hello, my Ryobi 410r tiller/cultivator needed new

The primer pulls fuel through the carbruetor
So take your return line from the carb. and hook it to the inlet side of the primer and the other side
of the primer bulb transtions into the fuel tank.
You know when you have hooked it up right when you press the primer it fills with fuel and dumps back into the tank.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Air in fuel ryobi tiller


you will have 2 lines at the tank. 1 is the supply line with one end having the fuel filter on it and sitting at the bottom of the tank. it generally runs to the inlet side of the carb. the output side of the carb usually goes to the primer bulb inlet, the last hose usually goes from the outlet of the primer bulb back to the fuel tank but only goes in 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch. it should only be in far enough to seal the hole and allow the fuel back in to the tank

Mar 29, 2013 | Ryobi Cultivator

1 Answer

Wont prime up


I have seen a couple of different things cause this... Are the fuel lines hooked up and not split and fuel filter routed right in tank.(hanging freely touching bottom of tank lying flat) next if your carb has adj. screws H &L I have seen when the H is cranked snug (lean) that primer won't work right. Last but not least your Needle inlet valve is stuck shut and or the fuel pump diaphram little tabs are not sealing off chambers in carb on fuel pump side. make sure your fuel lines are properly hooked up to the right spots. when you push primer bulb it should squirt gas into the fuel tank, then when you release it ,it should draw fuel from the tank through the filter and thru the carb and then out to tank.

Nov 18, 2011 | Homelite Carburetor Trimmer Blower...

1 Answer

Hello, my Ryobi 410r tiller/cultivator needed new fuel line so I bought the fuel line, return and a new bulb primer. Unfortunately, I can't remember what hose goes where!!! Specifically, I've...


The primer pulls fuel through the carbruetor
So take your return line from the carb. and hook it to the inlet side of the primer and the other side
of the primer bulb transtions into the fuel tank.
You know when you have hooked it up right when you press the primer it fills with fuel and dumps back into the tank.

Jun 16, 2011 | Ryobi Garden

1 Answer

Mantis tiller will not start. Cannot get primer bulb to draw fuel.I replaced all of the lines,primer bulb still won't work. Tiller will start by priming cylinder by removing spark plug. Help?


Make sure there are no leaks in the bulb. Did you reattach the fuel lijnes correctly? You should feel resistance after pushing 3 or 4 times to ensure fuel is getting to the carb. If necessary replace the bulb. Otherwise check with Mantis at www.mantis.com or give them a call for troubleshooting assistance.

May 22, 2011 | Mantis Gas Mini Tiller/Cultivator, 2 -...

1 Answer

Honda FG100 tiller will not prime, filter replaced


Well if the unit has fuel than it should prime unless the primer bulb is damaged and unable to force air/gas through the line. This is definetly a fuel issue, I would remove both the line from the tank to the carb and carb to engine and clean them thoroughly.

When you press the bulb the carb should shoot gas from the unit when disconnected. If this isn't happening your clog is here. If it does eject gasoline than your clog is the clear line which sometimes collects sediment if the gas is poluted.

Mar 18, 2010 | Honda 25cc 4-cycle Mini Tiller

1 Answer

I am looking for Ryobi brush cutter parts


Any local small engine service shop should have these parts in stock. Its called a 'primer bulb'.
Determine if the primer bulb is part of the carb or sperate from the carb with fuel lines connecting them. If seperate remember how the 2 lines get connected when you remove the bulb and replace with a new one. If a part of the carb...
You need to determine if the carb is a Zama or Walbro. It will have the name stamped on the carb. All Zama carbs use the same bulb. Walbro has a small and large bulb.
It would be worth while to install a new carb kit while you have the carb off and apart

Nov 22, 2009 | Ryobi 30 Cubic Centimeter Curved Shaft Gas...

1 Answer

Gasline mixup


one line comes directly from the fuel tank (the one with the filter) to the inlet side of the of the carbruetor ( the bottom fitting on the carb.usually)
the other line coming out of the fuel tank is the return fuel line and it hooks up to the outlet side of the two fittings on the primer bulb
the other side of the primer bulb goes to the only fitting left to hook to at the carbruetor.

you have 2 different length fittings on the primer bulb itself
the longer fitting is your return line hook it up to your tank side and the short one goes to carb.fitting
when you get it hooked up press the bulb several times and see if it primes as it should(fuel moving thru lines) from tank thru carb. thru primer back to tank

Jul 10, 2009 | Ryobi Garden

3 Answers

Replacing fuel tank on craftsman edger and other fuel lines.......do not understand where to hook fuel lines back up?  any diagrams?


ok If you have a Walbro WT series carb "without" a built on primer bulb here it is. First off if the fuel lines disintegrated you MUST disassemble it and clean it out. The MOST infintesimle speck of gas line trapped, can allow good prime and bad operation. OK? Don't be lazy on this. Just be delicate removing the flaps gasket and diaphram. ZAMA GND-12 Is the replacement Gasket and diaphram kit fot that carb. Use a cleaner, compressed air or blow good thru it. OK Now...Primer bulb, Carb, and Fuel tank, re connects: Smaller Diameter line comes from Gas tank (Connect filter screen to this in tank) to the short Straight brass carb connector. Primer bulb suction goes to the bent carb brass connector. If small line brings fuel "in" this other line sucks it back "Thru the primer bulb" and the blow side of the primer bulb sends it back to the fuel tank! So...Small Line brings fuel "TO/IN" carb thru short brass connect on carb. Other carb connect goes to bulb suction "IN", Then primer bulb "Pressure OUT" goes thru the larger tube "back to fuel tank". Trust me I know how frustrating a simple diagram is to find online fo this set up. And if you have a carb problem on top of the hook up uncertainty you got frustration. Not only was online help hard to find (Mfg...etc NFG at all!) My local repairshop in BBrook NJ could not tell me how!!! and thats no lie! Walbro has a "generic" carb diagram but no "hook up info" specifically. Poulan don't list it either. And these things routinly fall to pcs. all 3 of mine crumpled together on yr. 3 of use.

Jun 15, 2009 | Poulan 25cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered String...

4 Answers

My 2 stroke mantis tiller will not prime.no fuel in prime bulb. I guess no suction. Fuel lines are clear.Which parts need to be replaced?


I had the same problem, get a rebuild kit. It sounds like the diaphram is shot. Also make sure the prime bulb doesn't have any holes or cracks, the engine won't run if it does

Mar 21, 2009 | Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garden Logo

Related Topics:

775 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garden Experts

Dennis Key
Dennis Key

Level 3 Expert

2478 Answers

roeb

Level 3 Expert

571 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

12650 Answers

Are you a Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...