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I can prime with bulb and runs a couple seconds then shuts off

I can also get it to run if i constantly push the bulb but its pretty hard to cut grass while priming the CRAZY BULB!

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You need to clean the carburetor. Or, you need a new carb. kit. If you need tips on how to best do this, just let me know.

Jim

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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    Jim Parker Jun 09, 2009

    Did this solve the problem?

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Trouble with carburetor,runs after priming then shuts off.sears push mower model917.382730 installed sears kit need soloution.problem occurs every time it is started.have replaced primer kit which works,...


Sounds like you will need to clean your carburetor.
Be sure to use compressed air to blow out all the fuel and air passages.
After cleaning and before you reassemble the carb, be sure to "set" your float level, turn the carb upside down and make sure the float is LEVEL and not tilting up or down
Sometimes you can get by with priming the carburetor a few times, and letting it run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.
If the mower/weedeater is over a couple years old, then I also recommend that you buy and install a new carburetor repair kit,because the diaphragm will get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.
When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, You will first seat the jet screws and count the number of turns it takes to seat the jets from their original position.
That way when you go to put the jets back in, you know how many turns they were in/out.
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Sounds like you will need to clean your carburetor.
Sometimes you can get by with priming it a few times, and letting it
run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,
but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.
If the mower is over a couple years old, then I also recommend that you
buy and install a new carburetor repair kit, because the diaphragm will
get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.
When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, count the
number of turns it takes to seat the jets from their original position.
That way when you go to put the jets back in, you know how many turns
they were in/out.
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