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My 32cc craftsman trimmer won't start. i looked in the gas tank and there was a small tube floating around along with a black piece that was attached to the cap.

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    Kelly Aug 25, 2010

    The small tube floating around it the gas tank pick up tube. The black piece is a retainer for the gas cap. Also if you do have spark does it run for a brief period if you place a little gas in the carb throat?

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The leash to hold the cap is a common item to break and really doesn't need to be repair unless it bothers you or leaks. The tube that is loose is probably the cause of not starting. It is likely that the fuel line(s) have broken and are not allowing fuel to the carb. Your trimmer should have 2 line. The smaller diameter line will connect to the fuel pickup filter in the tank. The larger line is a return line and has a small plastic fitting on the inside of the tank that keeps it from slipping out. The replacement lines are available from you local mower repair guy or from www.searspartsdirect.com . If you choose not to tackle this yourself, the local shop will probably charge $25 to $45 for this repair.
Good luck!

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