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Weed trimmer won't run while choke is off.

Replaced fuel lines but not sure if i did it correctly. It is a 3 line system and I have the larger line with filter coming out of tank to bottom of carb. smaller line from tank to bottom nipple of primer bulb and the third connects the top nipple of primer bulb and the top of carb. When i start it, it'll run for a little bit in half choke but when I turn the choke off it dies even if i have the throttle pushed down. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Bruce Canfield
    Bruce Canfield May 11, 2010

    It sounds to me like you have the fuel lines hooked up correctly. Is the primer bulb pumping fuel and can you see fuel in the lines going to the carburator? Was the trimmer working properly before you changed the fuel lines? Is the screen clear of carbon build-up at the exhaust port? Please provide some additional info. Thanks.

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Make sure the line is near the botto ofthe tank.Thanks you for asking and I hope it helps.Please leave me a 4 thumbs up.

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This is an ongoing issue for users, and rightfully so. Small diameter line out of fuel tank (has filter in-tank on end) connects to the side of the carburetor that has the fuel pump....that is the cover without the hole in it. Other larger diameter fuel line out of tank connects to the longer nipple on the external purge/primer bulb. The bulb "pulls" fresh fuel from the fuel tank to the carb and then out of the carb to itself, where it then pushes any air/old fuel back into the fuel tank. The remaining larger diameter fuel line in this setup goes from the metering chamber (has cover with writing on it and a vent-hole) side of the carburetor to the smaller nipple on the purge/primer bulb. Years ago on 2-stroke trimmers, primers were not even used,...you choked the carb with a slide lever and gravity let fuel enter the carb from above...a few pulls, a "pop"...slide it off of choke and away you went.
If the purge/primer bulb is on top of the carb...small line from carb body to small hole in tank with filter. Larger diameter line goes from the bulb on the fuel pump side of the carb to the larger hole in the fuel tank where the line is held in place with a nylon nipple connector that keeps the line from pulling out of the tank.

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Hi There, Check the primer bulb for tare or pin holes. Replace it. Check and clean carb jet it maybe plugged with debree. Also check for spark which you didn't say. Replace with correct plug.
Note; Do not use strong cleaners on rubber seals (O rings and gaskets) They dry up and crack.
If needed use a dabble of grease on seals

Posted on Jun 13, 2011

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