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Brittle fuel lines

Kept cutting off, I noticed the fuel filter floating in the tank I have some fuel line but am not sure how to put the filter back . there is a small hole in the tank under the carb . im not sure if something has fallen off and is missing seems like a simple problem if I had some sort of diagram to go by

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You have to pull the fuel line through the hole in the tank because the hole is a little smaller than the fuel line, otherwise it would leak. Use a thin piece of wire, I use a tag wire, cut the fuel line at an angle on the end, stick a hole in it then stick the wire through hole in the tank and out the cap hole. Stick the wire through the line and twist it around itself and pull the line through. Leave enough line in the tank to attach the fuel filter and attach the other end to the carb

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look inside the fuel tank you will see a filter hanging on the end of the fuel pick up hose make sure its not stuck it should float around inside a drop to the lowest point of the tank at what ever angle its at i have seen when they get older the line is brittle and the filter falls off

Jun 09, 2012 | Garden

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Fuel Line Relacement for Trimmer/Weedeater


If your engine starts, sounds great for a few seconds and then quits, or runs on half choke, then you probably have cracked Fuel Lines. They can become brittle over time and will need to be replaced. The Fuel Lines may look fine around the carburetor, but make sure that you look inside the fuel tank as well. This is where they are more prone to break. The fuel tank should be empty, so as to do a more thorough inspection of the Fuel Lines.

Another reason why it may only run on half choke is because the Fuel Lines don't fit properly into the holes of the fuel tank. If there is a small leak around one, or both of them, the machine will not run properly.

One Fuel Line Instillation: (This usually only applies to Leaf Blowers.) This is not hard to figure out. Fuel Line goes from carburetor to fuel tank.

Two Fuel Line Instillation:
In this installation, the primer bulb is attached to the carburetor.

The longest, and sometimes smaller in diameter of the two Fuel Lines, goes from the bottom of the carburetor, to the bottom of the tank. (
The first line will need to be longer so that you can pull it all the way through to where you put gas in.) This so that you can easily attach the fuel filter. Then pull the Fuel Line back through the hole. Leave enough slack in this line so that the filter that attaches to the end will rest comfortably at the bottom of the tank. Cut off any excess line once you know that you have enough to reach the carburetor.

The other Fuel Line goes from the primer bulb to just inside the tank,(about a 1/2 inch). (Make sure that you get the right size fuel lines.) The plastic coupling goes on the end of this line, inside the tank. This keeps the line from pulling out of the tank.

(HINT): When feeding the Fuel Lines through the fuel tank holes, cut the lines at an angle. They will feed much easier into the holes. You can than cut them off square, once you know that you have enough to work with.

Three Fuel Line Installation: In this installation, the primer bulb is separate from the Carburetor.

The (1st) Fuel Line will be the longest, and sometimes smaller in diameter of the (3) Fuel Lines. It goes from the bottom of the carburetor, to the bottom of the tank. (The first line will need to be longer so that you can pull it all the way through to where you put gas in.) This so that you can easily attach the fuel filter. Then pull the Fuel Line back through the hole. Leave enough slack in this line so that the filter that attaches to the end will rest comfortably at the bottom of the tank. Cut off any excess line once you know that you have enough to reach the carburetor.

The (2nd) Fuel Line goes from the top stem of the primer bulb to just inside the tank,(about a 1/2 inch). (Make sure that you get the right size fuel lines.) The plastic coupling goes on the end of this line, inside the tank. This keeps the line from pulling out of the tank. This will be the shortest of the three Fuel Lines.

The (3rd) Fuel Line goes from the bottom stem of the primer bulb to the top of carburetor.


However, if the Fuel Lines are in good shape, and the primer bulb doesn't have any cracks, then you will need to do a thorough carburetor cleaning. In this case, click on this link: ( www.fixya.com/support/r6081405-cleaning_small_engie_carburetor )

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I put on new fuel filter and the line coming from the tank it rottin it just crumbles. I noticed I only have about 2 inches to work in. Due to it being up against the rail the line is on top ( this is...


Your best bet may be to cut the metal line and replace with rubber hose and use a connector to connect with another hose. This would make it easyer in case you have to replace filter again, Good luck to you.

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Need to replace all gas lines


  1. Empty the fuel tank on the chainsaw of any remaining fuel. Pull the cap from the tank and turn the unit upside down. Drain the fuel into an approved fuel container. If the fuel is old (more than about a year) dispose of it according to local regulations for hazardous materials. (It can be kept longer by adding a fuel stabilizer.)
  2. Pull the fuel line where it attaches to the carburetor using the end of the needle-nose pliers. The old fuel line may take some force to pull free from the metal tube.
  3. Push on the fuel line to feed it into the fuel tank. Hold the chain saw upside down. Shake the unit to get the fuel filter into the opening of the tank. Pull the filter free of the tank. Feed the remaining fuel line through the access hole at the bottom of the tank. Dispose of the filter and old fuel line in accordance with disposal regulations.
  4. Feed one end of the new fuel line into and through the bottom access hole of the fuel tank. Push approximately 6 to 8 inches into the tank. You can pull back any excess line later. Grab the end of the plastic line with the needle-nose pliers. Bring the line through the gas tank fill opening.
  5. Attach the new filter to the end of the new fuel line. Feed the filter back into the fuel tank. Pull any excess line from the tank. You will want approximately 3 to 4 inches of fuel line inside the tank.
  6. Route the new fuel line to the carburetor. Cut the line to length with the cutters on the needle-nose pliers. Attach the line to the metal tube.
  7. Fill the fuel tank with fresh gas-oil fuel for 2-stroke engines and start the chainsaw. It may take a few pulls to prime the new line with fuel.
  8. Some models come with a priming bulb. Make sure you press the priming bulb three to four times before trying to start. This will prime the gas lines and remove any excess air trapped in the lines.

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I changed the fuel lines and replaced the primer bulb, but I cant remember witch way the fuel lines go from the tank to the bulb and from the bulb to the tank. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank...


The longest, and sometimes smaller in diameter of the two Fuel Lines, goes from the bottom of the carburetor, to the bottom of the tank. (The first line will need to be longer so that you can pull it all the way through to where you put gas in.) This so that you can easily attach the fuel filter. Then pull the Fuel Line back through the hole. Leave enough slack in this line so that the filter that attaches to the end will rest comfortably at the bottom of the tank. Cut off any excess line once you know that you have enough to reach the carburetor.

The other Fuel Line goes from the primer bulb to just inside the tank,(about a 1/2 inch). (Make sure that you get the right size fuel lines.) The plastic coupling goes on the end of this line, inside the tank. This keeps the line from pulling out of the tank.

(HINT): When feeding the Fuel Lines through the fuel tank holes, cut the lines at an angle. They will feed much easier into the holes. You can than cut them off square, once you know that you have enough to work with.

Three Fuel Line Installation: In this installation, the primer bulb is separate from the Carburetor.

The (1st) Fuel Line will be the longest, and sometimes smaller in diameter of the (3) Fuel Lines. It goes from the bottom of the carburetor, to the bottom of the tank. (The first line will need to be longer so that you can pull it all the way through to where you put gas in.) This so that you can easily attach the fuel filter. Then pull the Fuel Line back through the hole. Leave enough slack in this line so that the filter that attaches to the end will rest comfortably at the bottom of the tank. Cut off any excess line once you know that you have enough to reach the carburetor.

The (2nd) Fuel Line goes from the top stem of the primer bulb to just inside the tank,(about a 1/2 inch). (Make sure that you get the right size fuel lines.) The plastic coupling goes on the end of this line, inside the tank. This keeps the line from pulling out of the tank. This will be the shortest of the three Fuel Lines.

The (3rd) Fuel Line goes from the bottom stem of the primer bulb to the top of carburetor

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Gas line replacement for ryobi trimmer


Noticed on my last trip to Home Depot, that they had replacement fuel line kits for Ryobi trimmers with instructions on how to do it.....if you don't have a Home Depot handy, take your machine to any mower shop or mower parts house and they have bulk tubing you can buy...match the size of the line and get about 14in of line...next remove the fuel cap and dump any fuel in the tank...look inside and find the tube with the small filter attached to the end....remove the fuel line from the fitting on the carburetor and with a twisting motion push the fuel line into the tank from the outside...when you get enough slack in the line grasp the filter end of the line with long needle nosed pliers or a hemostat through the tank fill hole and gently pull on the line...it should slide right out....now take your new line and with a razor blade or sharp knife cut about a 1inch angled taper on the end of the new line...put a little oil on the new line and feed the tapered end from the outside of the tank through the hole in the tank, pushing and turning it a little as you insert it. as with the removal procedure when you get enough line inside the tank grasp with your pliers and pull the line through....cut off the tapered end and re install the fuel filter ( now would be a good time to replace it with a new one, they're cheap and prevent problems down the road)... pull the fuel line back toward the carburetor until the filter lies on the bottom of the tank... about 7in inside the tank and 5 in on the outside is about right take the carburetor end of the line and cut it to fit making sure you don't have any sharp bends in the line and re- attach it to the carb fitting.... that should do it...you can replace the fuel return line the same way !!! hope this helps.... ;-D

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23cc weedeater fuel line to filter in tank is rotten


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Need parts diagrams, lists, manuals, etc.


Remove and clean the fuel tank with carburetor cleaner then blow out with compressed air. You can buy the fuel line at small engine dealer. Replace fuel lines. Remove and clean the muffler. Remove and disassemble the carb. (making sure how it goes together). clean the carb. with carb. cleaner. If the diaphragm and gaskets look bad, replace. You can find all the carb. parts on the internet if you can not find locally. Remove and clean sparkplug. Check the blower impeller for dirt dobber nest etc. Install proper mix fuel and go to it. You will have much difficulty finding McCulloch parts list as the company went bankrupt a few years ago and the companies that have bought the name have not kept up the parts.

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