string trimmer fuel tank

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Old 09-13-03, 01:16 PM
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string trimmer fuel tank

My son-in-law brought over his trimmer to see if I could help him keep it running. It's a Homelite ST275. If you prime it, it starts right up and runs fine for about 30 seconds and then dies. He had just replaced the rubber line going from the primer bulb to the tank, when the problem started. The old line had broken where it enters the tank. I guess my question is does the line have to be pressure tight where it enters the tank? I didn't know if the tank was pressurized or not. The new line seems to be a little smaller than the one running to the top of the carb, so it is probably leaking air around it. Looking for some advise.

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Old 09-13-03, 04:43 PM
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It is very possible that you could have gotten trash in the carb if fuel line was rotten enough to break try cleaning it
 
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Old 09-13-03, 05:14 PM
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Thanks for the advise, Tornado, but when I was checking it more throughly, I found that the pickup line was also split and sucking air and making it go lean and die. I replaced both lines and it now runs steady.

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Old 09-14-03, 02:26 AM
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Glad you got it fixed!
 
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