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Fuel Lines have a homelite st-155 has two spots for a line coming from where the primer bulb is, only one hole in the gas tank where doe's the other line go?

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Off of the primer bulb there should be two lines, one goes to the tank, the other goes to the carb

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My first guess is that is the overflow outlet

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If there are two different size lines in the tank the smaller one is the main fuel line. The main fuel line will have the filter on the end of it in the tank and the filter should lay flat on the bottom of the tank. The main line will go directly to the carb on the fuel pump side. It is very difficult to describe and I dont have a way of giving a picture. If you have had the carb opened up the fuel pump side is the side that is mostly flat with holes and the dighram with the flaps.
The other nipple; usually more toward the center of the carb body, will go to the primer bulb. The primer bulb will have 2 different length nipples. The longer one is out to the tank, the shorter one is in from the carb. There is no need to have more than a half inch of line from the primer into the tank. when hooked up properly; as you press and release the primer bulb it will draw fuel up the main fuel line into the carb and fill the carb with fuel then from the carb to the primer bulb and fill the primer bulb with fuel then the excess fuel will be returned to the tank from the primer bulb.

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I have a handheld blower/vac: The primer bulb is new and will not pump fuel,not even fill the bulb. I checked the fuel lines to make sure they were correct.(homelite)


I was working on a neighbor's homelite chainsaw and I replaced the primer bulb, it was not intuitive, and I hooked up the lines backwards. Also if you are replacing the primer bulb, maybe you have old fuel lines that are deteriorating and need replaced. Did you check the in tank fuel filter? If it looks dark, it may be time to change it.

I hope this helps get you going again.

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sounds like you hooked the lines up backwards, when you press the primer it is supposed to squirt gas into the tank on the return line cause what it does is draw fuel through the carb and back to the tank....filter line from tank goes to fuel pump side of carb and return line on carb goes to primer bulb then opposite line on bulb to tank...... so when you press bulb it draws fuel through filter in tank through carb and back to tank ! good luck! 2StrokeJim

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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.

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Replaced fuel lines and pressing the primer pump does not feed gasoline to the car.


Sounds like you have the fuel lines switched around. The fuel line closest to the primer bulb will be the shortest line. It only goes 1" or so into the tank. The other line will be the longest line, and sometimes the smallest in diameter of the two depending on the size of your trimmer, and must rest comfortably on the bottom of the tank.

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