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    Craftsman Hedgetrimmer primer bulb problem- GENERAL QUESTION THOUGH

    hey guys,

    i have a craftsman headgetrimmer, and the primer bulb wont pump. i push pretty hard but it wont compress. i took it apart, (removed it from the carb, and took the fuel lines apart), and it still wouldnt

    any help is appreciated. thanks a lot

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    Re: Craftsman Hedgetrimmer primer bulb problem- GENERAL QUESTION THOUGH

    If the primer is part of the carb as some of them are then I would say that the carb is plugged and needs cleaned. If it is a separate item and it won't pump when the lines are disconnected then the primer is plujgged and needs to be replaced.

    On a lot of the poulan/craftsman trimmers and saws the complete carb is not very expensive and is easier to replace the entire carb then it is to repair. a lot of the carbs are in the $24-28 range, were the kit to repair is about $10 plus your time.
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    Primer works, but still having original problem

    Quote Originally Posted by ILENGINE View Post
    If the primer is part of the carb as some of them are then I would say that the carb is plugged and needs cleaned. If it is a separate item and it won't pump when the lines are disconnected then the primer is plujgged and needs to be replaced.

    On a lot of the poulan/craftsman trimmers and saws the complete carb is not very expensive and is easier to replace the entire carb then it is to repair. a lot of the carbs are in the $24-28 range, were the kit to repair is about $10 plus your time.
    before making this thread, i had the primer off, cleaned it, even though it was already clean, and it still wouldnt pump. it sat for a few days and magically works fine now.

    however, i am still having the problem ive had for a while. it will idle, but if i give it throttle, it dies. the only way i can rev it up is to ease on the throttle slowly. then it dies once i get to high throttle. i can make a video of this and post it. it seems to prefer the choke.

    i also realized the other day that the fuel filter was floating around in the gas tank. i put it back but still have a ? about it that hard to describe. ill show it in the video though.

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    videos of trimmer running poorly

    hey guys, heres the videos. the first is of the fuel filter question. the second is the trimmer running. its about 5 minutes, sorry for that, you can fast forward if you desire.

    craftsman hedge trimmer :: 100_0869.mp4 video by tonyvisone - Photobucket
    craftsman hedge trimmer :: 100_0870.mp4 video by tonyvisone - Photobucket

    thanks in advance!

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