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Fuel line in tank has come loose, where does it connect inside tank

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Some just connect externally to a barb fitting, but usually the fuel line and filter are all one piece. They are a bear to remove and replace because most of the new saws have a built in grommet in the fuel line itself to seal the plastic tank hole as it passes through it. Yours may have broken off inside the tank at the grommet. If so, its time for a new line/filter.

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