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Homelite will not start

Homelite zipstart will not start put new fuel lines new filter and bubble. WILL NOT START

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    Kelly May 11, 2010

    Can I get a model number please? Also does it have spark? Kelly



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The carb is probably plugged or gummed up or the diphrams are hard and not flexing to pump fuel.

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If all those things are good than usually it comes down to user error, the bulb does not necessarily need to be full, you will see a little fuel when you prime. Try just pulling a not priming a couple of times, if that does not give results then let it sit for while pull the cord a couple more times if still Nada prime three times then pull again. If this thing is brand new like you stated and still not able to start just take it back and exchange for new one maybe you picked a lemon, not your fault get new one! Good Luck

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Gas will have to be in the bubble! You may not have enough fuel, the filter may be plugged, there may be a hole in the fuel line. Check all of them and good luck...Lee

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If you look closely there should be 2 holes in the fuel tank, also if you look inside the fuel tank there should be some remaining pieces of the fuel line and a fuel filter. If this has been sitting for any length of time you will also want to replace the fuel filter.

Now comes the fun... or a challenge

To start with you will need 2 sizes of fuel line ( go to a small engine repair shop) while you are replacing things you may want to buy a new primer bulb also.

to insert the fuel lines into the tank you will have to cut a tapered tail about 2 " long so that you can grab the fuel line with a needle nose and pull them through and out of the tank so that you can trim off the tapered tails. On one install the fuel filter and stick back into the tank, on the other trim the tapered tail off and pull the line back into the tank but leave about 1" sticking through the tank.

Now hook up you fuel lines to the carb and/ or primer bulb

Fill tank half full with fuel ... now test the installation if it doesn't pump fuel but instead you can hear it blow bubbles in the tank it is simple just reverse your lines on the carb / primer bulb

Retest if it works like it should you are ready to attempt to start it... good luck

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