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11a 020b029 the engine will fire up only when primed with the primer button but soon after shuts down as if its not getting any other fuel, what could the problem be?

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The tube in the bottom of the carb. is probably clogged. Remove the carb, and bowl and try spraying WD-40 through the tube, it should spray into the venturi if it doesn't try using a tip cleaner to unclog the tube.

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I really need your engine number but I am going to guess that it is a 3.5 to 4 HP Briggs & Stratton with a black primer bulb on the side of the carb.

Try this the next start. Take a screw driver handle just a bit smaller than the primer bulb and FORCE it against the carb body trying to make a seal with the primer rubber against the carb body. You use your thumb if you can manage to depress the entire area of the center of the primer bulb agains the carb body. If it runs normally when you do this..... the Primer Bulb has a pin hole in it. (No joy..... read on)

If after doing the above you strill have the same problem remove the air cleaner and tighten all of the screws that mount the carb to the gas tank. Often over time the carb body will warp and then it starts getting air introduced into the diaphram that is between the cab and the gas tank. Tighten the screws. There are usually 5 of them. (Remember the body is plastic.... tight but don't break it) Then try another start.

If that does not work the diaphram between the carb and gas tank is probably damaged and will need replaced.

If you need parts info respond with your engine number or go to www.briggsandstratton.com and look it up for yourself using your ENGINE TYPE MODEL SERIES number found on the air shroud above the spark plug.

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threw jets if the carb was stored with old fuel the jets could be plugged up as well as the needle valve can be stuck

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They are usually held in with either a small, round metal spring clip or a plastic one. A small dental type pick with an "L" shape at the end is often all you need to pry out the clip.

Posted on Aug 24, 2012

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Will not prime with primer bulb , can squirt gas in carb and get running then while running you push the primer button it chokes down the engine .


Does it stay running after you squirt fuel in the carb opening? If yes, then there may be a pin hole leak in the hose going from the fuel tank to the primer bulb and it is adding air to your carb.
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Does the engine run fine after it starts? Most common problem with primer bulb losing prime is an air leak in the fuel line or primer bulb. Air leaks don't always leak fuel. If there is an air leak between the primer bulb and gas tank there is no pressure, only vacuum. If it is not a major leak it might not leak without pressure but it will allow air to enter the fuel line. If it is a very minor air leak it could allow air to replace the liquid in the fuel line over time, but so little air once it is primer again that the fuel pump can over come it with volume of fuel.

Primer bulbs do not stay firm, as they are when initially pumped up, after the engine is running. There are check valves in the primer bulb that hold pressure in the primer bulb and throughout the fuel line to the engine. Once the engine starts the fuel pump creates vacuum drawing fuel into the engine diminishing this pressure and releasing the check valves. At this point the primer bulb is just another segment of fuel hose allowing fuel to pass through it as the fuel pump demands. The primer bulb functions much better when the outlet side is higher than the inlet side. This position makes it easier for the check valves in the primer bulb to seat and release as needed. If the primer bulb is functioning properly and is positioned with the outlet side higher than the inlet it should not be necessary to cover the end of the fuel hose with your thumb to get it to prime.

If the engine is hard to start after being fully primed there could be a problem with the fuel system on the engine. Some engines are hard to prime once air has entered the system, especially fuel injected models.

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You need to remove the main jet and run a strand of fine wire through the jet to clear it.

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