23cc weedeater fuel line to filter in tank is rotten
The filter was rolling around in the bottom of the tank. I tried to reattach it to the line, but the line kept splitting. How hard is it to pull the tank and put a new line in? Also, what is the second appendage in the bottom of the tank? I found a star washer in the tank and the gas cap plastic webbing that keeps the cap attached to the fill hole in the tank too. Any thoughts?
Re: 23cc weedeater fuel line to filter in tank is rotten
1st get new line. find where it goes on carb. pull the line out of the tank .cut a pc. of new line longer then what you need ,cut the end of the tubing with dia.pliers at a long angle then push it into the tank untill you can fish it out hook it back to the filter pull the extra tubing back towards the carb. leaving the filter at the bottom of the tank
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I have an older model that has a weighted filter in the tank. The filter flops around and can 'fall' into the fuel no matter which way you tilt the trimmer/tank. You should have one in your tank. Feed in the new line and make the end come out the gas cap. Push the filter/weight into the end of the fuel line. Pull the extra fuel line out of the tank to match the original position. You should have cut the new line to approximately the proper or same length as the old fuel line with an angle cut so you could push it into the tank.
The tube in the tank is the fuel pickup line and goes directly to the carburetor. You will need to get NEW fuel lines. Fish or shake the old parts out of the fuel tank after draining. Inside the tank will be a small length of smaller diameter fuel line that connects to the small fuel filter and there will be a small nylon line connector that is plugged into the end of the larger diameter fuel line which is the fuel return line from the primer bulb back to the fuel tank. That line ends just inside the fuel tank and is held there by the small nylon line connector. The other line (smaller diameter) needs some length inside the tank so it can flop around as you move the machine enabling it to always pick up fuel. 6" or so is about right from the hole in the bottom (or top) of the tank to the fuel filter. Buy long enough lengths of fuel line that they can be inserted into the tank and pulled thru the fill cap area and then have the parts put back on them and then cut to the correct length from the fuel tank to the carburetor and/or primer bulb. Buy about 1 foot of each size line needed. Small engine repair shops have it and sell it..not expensive.
The fuel line in a trimmer usually has a weighted fuel filter so that no matter which way you tilt it, the weight pulls the filter down toward the pool of fuel in the tank. If this weighted fuel filter gets caught or stuck in one corner of the tank, then it won't fall properly in the tank to the fuel level so it then runs out of fuel. Look into the fuel tank, with no fuel in the tank, and make sure it moves freely when you roll the trimmer around.
line from the tank with the filter on it goes to the bottom inlet or( depicted inlet) on the carb the top is the return line that goes to the inlet of the primer the other side of primer goes to tank.Primer draws fuel thru carb to tank
If primer is mounted on carb filter line = inlet to bottom fitting= other is return to tank
remove old lines with new, try inserting the lines from the fuel tank. this will take some time. connect the fuel filter to the end of the pick up line. pull the line until the filter rest on the bottom of the tank. pull both lines trim to size and attach to primer bulb and then to carb.
You have/had a fuel filter in the tank.The connector goes to that filter, I think. The length does mean something but I don't know any way to figure it without a manual. You could try to figure from the total length. The fuel filter hold the line toward the bottom. Good luck.
When replacing fuel line, make sure that you have the correct size lines. Depending on the size of your engine, the lines may vary in size. The primer bulb line will sometimes be larger in diameter than the fuel line to the carburetor. The primer bulb line will be the shorter of the two. When replacing the fuel line, make sure you have enough line to go from the bottom of the tank up to the carburetor. Give yourself a couple extra inches to work with. Cut one end at an angle, this makes it easier to feed down through the hole. Continue feeding the line until it comes out of the gas cap hole. Then cut the end of the line square again and attach the fuel filter that goes on the end of the line. Place the filter back in the tank, then adjust the line so that the fuel filter lays comfortably at the bottom of the tank. Then attach the other end of the line, (where you inserted it), to the carburetor, cutting off any extra line you may have.