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Home lite 20002a won't stay running

My homelite UT20002A won't stay running. I prime the pump and it will start and stay running for a few seconds, but then stops. The pump bulb is also dry at this point. I am suspecting a fuel flow issue somewhere, but don't know where to start. I am pretty handy, so i don't mind trying to fix it myself.

thanks in advance for your assistance.

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When you use the primer bulb does it pull fuel out of the tank and fill the carb and any extra returns to the tank ? I am sure this is the case since you can get it to start and then it runs out of fuel. It sounds like you may have a dirty filter in the tank or the diaphrams in the carb are stretched from age or dried out from sitting either way the first thing I would check / replace is the fuel filter and if this doesnot correct the problem i would then rebuild the carb. Good Luck i hope this helps you out

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