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My prime bulb keeps getting stuck when I try to prime it before starting. Can only push it in once or twice before it stays in and cant prime anymore. Any clue what the problem is?

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There could be a split in the bulb this would stop the return action

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Primer bulb not pumping fuel into carb, pull it out, no splits etc. Once I get fuel in it starts and runs fine??


Probably a valve in the priming system is stuck. It allows fuel to flow into the bulb from the tank, the valve should close then and allow the bulb pressure to spray into the carburetor. Could also be the opening into the carburetor from the prime bulb is blocked.

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My prime bulb looses pressure and first start is hard. I have to remove fuel line from filter and cover with thumb prime re install then first start takes time.


Does the engine run fine after it starts? Most common problem with primer bulb losing prime is an air leak in the fuel line or primer bulb. Air leaks don't always leak fuel. If there is an air leak between the primer bulb and gas tank there is no pressure, only vacuum. If it is not a major leak it might not leak without pressure but it will allow air to enter the fuel line. If it is a very minor air leak it could allow air to replace the liquid in the fuel line over time, but so little air once it is primer again that the fuel pump can over come it with volume of fuel.

Primer bulbs do not stay firm, as they are when initially pumped up, after the engine is running. There are check valves in the primer bulb that hold pressure in the primer bulb and throughout the fuel line to the engine. Once the engine starts the fuel pump creates vacuum drawing fuel into the engine diminishing this pressure and releasing the check valves. At this point the primer bulb is just another segment of fuel hose allowing fuel to pass through it as the fuel pump demands. The primer bulb functions much better when the outlet side is higher than the inlet side. This position makes it easier for the check valves in the primer bulb to seat and release as needed. If the primer bulb is functioning properly and is positioned with the outlet side higher than the inlet it should not be necessary to cover the end of the fuel hose with your thumb to get it to prime.

If the engine is hard to start after being fully primed there could be a problem with the fuel system on the engine. Some engines are hard to prime once air has entered the system, especially fuel injected models.

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My Craftsman Mowe rmodel# 917.376152 will not hold a prime?


This is a push mower. It does not have a fuel filter, so after about two years, small debris gets into the gas and then gets onto the carburetor. I added a small in-line filter to help. You will need to take the fuel line off and drain the fuel tank to flush then take the float bowl off and try clearing the passages with carburetor cleaner from the top down to flush. Reassemble and off you go.

Mar 04, 2012 | Garden

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Hard to start


Change the spark plug. Also, The carburators vibrate loose sometimes. Check tightness of the two bolts or screws that secure the carb to the motor. Also check that your primer bulb is really pumping gas to the carb. Pump 6 to 10 times until it is full. Pumping extra is not a problem, it will just overflow back to the fuel tank. Check that when you pull out the choke, it really moves the choke plate and it is not stuck. Choke Should be all the way out right after you prime it. Then pull the rope twice or until you get a sputter. close the choke half way and pull again until it starts (you may need to push prime bulb one time more after 3 or 4 pulls here). Slowly push in the choke as it warms up.

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I cant get my lawn mower to start i dont know


Sounds like you are flooding it. here try this. go to your mower, prime it by pushing the bulb 3 to 5 times, set the choke, pull it once, maybe twice. If it don't start leave it alone 15 minutes (ON THE CLOCK) then come back take the choke of (set it to "run") and try pulling one more time. See if it starts when you pour gas in, its working, OHHHH Hooo! It just hit me! Is the gas in the tank 100% fresh? I don't mean mixed with a little old gas and hope. MUST BE 100% Fresh. See the contradiction here is wet plug no start, (You are obviously getting the gas) But you pour in the gas and it starts? I bet if you poured in the gas its more than 1 pull would give it from the tank! You see what I'm getting at? That tells me you may have bad gas vs. fresh gas!

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I have a Homelite Ranger chain saw with a 33cc engine. Went to push the bulb for the fuel prime and the bulb stayed stuck in. Is there anyway to get the bulb to come back out or do I have to buy a new...


Open up your gas cap and poke it a few times. It just stayed in because of the vacuum inside it, nothing wrong with the bulb. It just needs to get the flow going again.

Apr 24, 2010 | Garden

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Gaggia trevi exclusive - one of the old black machines. We've not used it for a while and have just switched it on, it grinds the beans but no water comes out of the spouts or steamer. Chrissie


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This might work. Its for a Saeco Vienna.
First off, don't leave the machine on for a long time if you don't have any water flow.
If its been setting for a long time you might have a stuck check valve in the pump.
The best way to prime the pump is to put in test mode.
Turn the machine off. Push and hold the 2 right buttons at the same time. While holding them down, turn the machine on.
Release the buttons and turn the dial counter clockwise till it stops.
This will keep the machine from heating.
If you push the center button the pump will activate.
Open the steam knob.
If you don't have your old priming pump, you can use a bulb aspirator.
Remove the water tank and fill the bulb with water. Insert the bulb into the hole on top of the machine where the tank was.
Push and hold the center button and squeeze the bulb to force water into the hole. Sometime it takes 2 people to prime the machine easier.
If the bulb squeezes easily and water flows, you did it. If not keep trying. You may have to remove the pump and blow some air through the small end (intake side) with an air hose.

Nov 28, 2009 | Coffee Makers & Espresso Machines

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Craftsman 7.0 HP Briggs & Stratton mower stalling


Check the muffler, if the muffler is clogged it could cause overheating of the engine, and could keep the engine from getting the necessary fuel-gas mixture.

Aug 09, 2009 | Garden

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Primer bulb for troy bilt trimmmer gets stuck while trying to prime engine


Primer bulbs can soften and the bulb will stay in or spring back very slowly. If that's the case the solution is to get the bulb replaced.

Jul 07, 2009 | Garden

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No water flow after trying to prime


Hi First off, don't leave the machine on for a long time if you don't have any water flow. If its been setting for a long time you might have a stuck check valve in the pump. The best way to prime the pump is to put in test mode. Turn the machine off and then push and hold the 2 right buttons at the same time. While holding them down turn the machine on. Release the buttons and turn the dial counter clockwise till it stops. This will keep the machine from heating. If you push the center button the pump will activate. Open the steam knob. If you don't have your old priming pump, you can use a bulb aspirator. Remove the water tank and fill the bulb with water. Insert the bulb into the hole on top of the machine where the tank was. Push and hold the center button and squeeze the bulb to force water into the hole. Sometime it takes 2 people to prime the machine easier. If the bulb squeezes easily and water flows, you did it. If not keep trying. You may have to remove the pump and blow some air through the small end (intake side).

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