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Primer not getting Gas?? After Carb Rebuid?

I just rebuilt a couple snow blower Carbs (both Tecumseh a 5hp and an 8hp)
The 5 started right up!
The other however is not getting primer gas?? The primer button seems to be getting the suction however no gas is coming thru the hose? I ran air thru it to clear it seems fine?

Snow is coming whats the next step?
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I just rebuilt a couple snow blower Carbs (both Tecumseh a 5hp and an 8hp)
The 5 started right up!
The other however is not getting primer gas?? The primer button seems to be getting the suction however no gas is coming thru the hose? I ran air thru it to clear it seems fine?

Snow is coming whats the next step?
Check your primer line very carefully. They have a tendency to collapse, split etc.
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I know it seems like the obvious but stanger things have happened... I myself tried to start my blower once last season with the gas shutoff OFF. Heheeh..so.. Is your shutoff ON ?

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C'mon Pathfinder !

I dont have a fuel shut off and yes the ON button was in the correct setting!
Joe IS their a yolk that feeds the primer line behind the prime button? Cause I only have one feed-line from the tank. It seems like a bear to get to. I guess I will be taking things apart.
Thank goodness I bought some spare fuel lines!!!! I was planning on replacing them in the spring.
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I dont have a fuel shut off and yes the ON button was in the correct setting!
Joe IS their a yolk that feeds the primer line behind the prime button? Cause I only have one feed-line from the tank. It seems like a bear to get to. I guess I will be taking things apart.
Thank goodness I bought some spare fuel lines!!!! I was planning on replacing them in the spring.
Here's a tutorial for ya'... this guy has many very informative and honest videos. This will help ya'


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The primer doesn't push gas, it pushes air. The extra air pressure goes into the carb bowl and forces the fuel up the main jet. Is your main needle open the 1.5 turns for the stock setting?

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The primer doesn't push gas, it pushes air. The extra air pressure goes into the carb bowl and forces the fuel up the main jet. Is your main needle open the 1.5 turns for the stock setting?
Oh my gosh. I knew this too and still say to check for gas coming through it. Thanks, SHRYP, for straightening this out. Sorry to misinform. But it still is probably the primer line gone bad. They do it so often. Made from pretty flimsy material.

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Make sure the float bowl gasket is sealing good and the bowl IS filled with gas.

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So I checked the primer line seemed clear? So it must of been the main fuel line.
I Took the pull starter shroud off and replaced both lines Fuel and primer! Problem solved ! Thinking some debris caught in the line!
Works awesome for the foot of snow that's coming!
Thanks for all the HELP!!

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So I checked the primer line seemed clear? So it must of been the main fuel line.
I Took the pull starter shroud off and replaced both lines Fuel and primer! Problem solved ! Thinking some debris caught in the line!
Works awesome for the foot of snow that's coming!
Thanks for all the HELP!!

PS Just sold my 3rd Snow blower this year !!(Sears Craftsman 5HP plus two TOROs) love that Cash!

Hope you liked Doneyboy's vid

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