I went to use my weedeater for the first time this season, and the
priming bulb has lost its spring. It doesn't pop back out, so I can't
prime the engine.
I took the bulb unit to the local small engine repair shop, and they
can't find a replacement for it.
Is there anything I can do to give the rubber back its spring?
What else can I do?
I hate to buy a new weedeater because of this tiny problem.
I replaced the fuel lines and filter last season, and it ran like
I had a similiar problem. If you kept the original owners manual,
there's a section in the back that lists all the part numbers.
Weedeater and Poulan are one and the same. You may also
be able to cross reference a Poulan primer bulb with a Weedeater.
You can also go to:
and order directly (or call their 800 number): 1-877-500-7499 M-F
Just have your model number ready so they can send you the correct
hope that helps.
This is good advice...if you want to blow-it-up! (and don't tell me
you've done it dozens-of-times)
Use WD-40 directly into the open throat of the carb. It adds lubricant
and the propane (used as propellant) gives the pop.
Ask any small engine mechanic.
I would agree that the possibilities of it blowing up are a bit of a
stretch. We should be aware that prolonged use of starting fluid, to start 2
cycle engines, exposes that engine to prolonged running without lubrication.
Use it but only on occasion.
My 2 cents worth.
I just happened upon this listing a few days ago, for the exact same reason:
Odds are, that's not going to work. Search on "Poulan primer bulb" on
ebay, and you'll find quite a few listings, all pretty much the same
thing. OEM. Some listings have really steep shipping, and some have
$2.47 shipping, so shop a bit.
Here's a tinyurl to the same listing: http://tinyurl.com/ysnr2b
(Some people don't trust tinyurl's...)
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