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When i prime the bulb try to start it will run for abot 2 seconds and will not run.you pull and pull and it will not start.we have cleaned the carb and gas lines.the saw is just one year old.i bought it at lowes in livingston,tx

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Inspect your hose routing. it should be similar to this:
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  • The hose in the tank with the filter on the free end connects directly to the carburetor input connection.
  • If the saw is equipped with a primer bulb, the output line from the carburetor connects to the suction side of the primer (once the bulb is collapsed it draws fuel from the tank through the carburetor to refill as it inflates).
  • The pressure side of the primer returns displaced fuel to the tank as it is depressed. HTH
Lou

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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    dontbother10 Nov 12, 2009

    Exactly what you describe happens if the filter leg feeds the primer bulb instead of the carburetor.

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There is very little wrong with it if it starts up and runs, its down to the fule lines as it is clearly not getting fule,,, have a look at the filter on the end of the fule line inside the thank if its fell off the fule line will be floping about in the tank but not picking up fule,,, also strip the carb again the little rubber pump may need changing or you may still have a blocked jet in there,

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