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I have a hasqvarna 125 b I have put new starting coil on it,new fuel lines, rebuilt carb, new primer pump, new plug. It is getting spark, the plug is wet, but it still won't start.

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Check your muffler's spark arrestor screen for clogging. Also test your compression. It needs to be be at least 100 psi for the engine to start.

Posted on Apr 24, 2015

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  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2015

    I did that no clogs and compression is good. I cleaned h&l screwed them tote and backed them off 1 1/2 turns nothing. Could not find it anywhere on how many turns. Still nothing.

  • Eugene Rounds Apr 24, 2015

    Then check for a sheared flywheel key. The molded in keys tends to shear rather easily on trimmers and blowers.

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2015

    I have done that 2 it looked good maybe I just need a new carb

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2015

    I don't know I have pretty much done everything still nothing

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2015

    It tried to kick over once but that was it

  • Eugene Rounds Apr 24, 2015

    Okay try this remove the fuel lines prime until there is nothing but air in the carb. Try pulling several times and see if it start up any at all.

  • Eugene Rounds Apr 24, 2015

    Since you rebuilt the carb when you put the metering diaphragm on it was gasket to the carb body and then diaphragm right? Reverse ordered will cause the carburetor to flood.


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You definitely have a fuel problem. But you will have to take the carburetor off and disassemble it. As far as other carburetor parts failing; yes , but it's probably do to old age or much use. You should first take the carb. apart and clean the all ports with a Den Tek Brush, (used for cleaning teeth), they work great for this job. The smallest particle's can keep the carb. from operating properly. Also, check for a small screen that filters the fuel. It sets down in a larger port. It can get clogged as well, or even blocked completely. If after you have done all of this and it still doesn't work, you will need to purchase a carburetor kit for unit. It will come with various gaskets, a screen, and a needle valve. this should definitely solve your problem. You will also want to change your air filter, (if you haven't already), because if it is old and dry rotted, pieces of the filter can get sucked into the carb. that you just spent an hour or so cleaning. You will then have to disassemble carb. and clean again, NOW THAT WOULD STINK!!
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You are definitely on the right track. There is only one thing that could be wrong as long as you replaced the needle valve, screen, gasket, & diaphragm. When cleaning the carb., you need to clean the small portals incarb. with a Den Tek Brush, (used for cleaning between teeth), they work great for this job. These portals, if blocked slightly, can cause this problem.


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you need to buy a primer bulb kit and replace it cost about $8.00 and is easy to put in, the check valve is damaged.

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recheck carb dighram is located properly! & that its sealed at the mounting of manifold to head!

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