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The plastic fuel lines on my whipper snipper disintegrated. I have replaced them but does not appear to be getting fuel into the carby. If I put fuel direct into carby it will start but not keep running. I can see the fuel in the fuel lines.

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  • Roy Cagle
    Roy Cagle Nov 09, 2010

    Did you relace the primer bulb too? Did you clean the fuel filter inside the tank and the flaky, broken, brittle pieces of old fuel line found commonly there? It's a start.

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