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Have a Weedeater BV185 with WA229 carb. ****** has never run right since the day I bought it. After sitting for a couple years the fuel line in the tank dissolved. Replaced those and I think I have them on correctly. The small diameter on goes on the carb port away from the primer bulb and the larger diameter one goes on the port near the bulb. I put the filter on the smaller line. I disassembled the carb and all the gaskets look good, the fuel pump diaphragm looks fine. Pulled the needle valve and cleaned it. A little gas directly in the cylinder and it will fire and the plug has spark. When I try to prime it, I get nothing in the bulb. The fuel line is full of gas, the return is full of air. No smell of fuel in the carb. Any thoghts as to when I can do to get it started?

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  • dan0256 Aug 26, 2010

    I would like to know if the primeer bulb should fill with gas. It seems to me that it's not getting fuel. Should the bulb fill with fuel? should the return have fuel in it? If I prime it a dozen time should I not smell gas (flooding)?

  • dan0256 Aug 26, 2010

    How do I check the timing?

  • dan0256 Aug 27, 2010

    Check gap - timing is non-adjustable.

  • dan0256 Aug 27, 2010

    I agree that there is a fuel restriction. I just can't find where. I did remove the needle, but I didn't see a screen. It all went back the way it came out. I'll double check again tomorrow. See if I can find this screen.



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You have been very thorough in maintaining the carburretta and since you have had problems ever since you bought it, you should look elsewhere to solve the problem.

I suggest that you check the spark gap on the plug and check the timing. An incorrect spark gap effectively alters the timing and if the basic setting of the spark gap is wrong then starting can be effected.

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  • David Tolond Aug 27, 2010

    I don't know your machine well enough to give any advice on how to check the timing. Does your manual say anything on this?

    (Timing usually involves using a strobe light shining on magneto when the machine is running0>

  • dan0256 Aug 27, 2010

    Manual says timing is fixed and not adjustable.
    I'll check the spark gap, but I still think it's not priming right.

  • dan0256 Aug 27, 2010

    Spark plug gap is correct at .025



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