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Weedeater featherlite fuel line problem


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06-03-06, 10:41 AM   #1  
Weedeater featherlite fuel line problem

Hello all!
This is a great forum for information!
I have an issue with my weedeater. It recently stopped working and I noticed the fuel line inside the tank had broken and fallen off. Which line on tank is the return line and which is the draw line. Both fuel lines went just inside the fuel tank.
Any advice would be of a huge help.
I hate to take this to a repair shop.

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06-03-06, 02:02 PM   #2  
Whitch Featherlite do you have,there's a million of them.what's the model number,fl-what?Does it have a primmer bulb???

 
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06-04-06, 05:34 AM   #3  
model xt200

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The model is an XT200 Weedeater Featherlite. And yes, it does have a primer bulb.
I think i read in another post that the fuel lines inside the tank need to be certain lengths as well. Is this correct?
Also, if it sat for a week without fuel in the carb, would that cause problems?

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06-04-06, 02:37 PM   #4  
I think i read in another post that the fuel lines inside the tank need to be certain lengths as well. Is this correct?

Yes,the line that has the fuel filter on it should be long enough to reach to the bottom of the tank (no matter in any position) And this line goes to the fuel pump side of the carb.The other is just a return line,it just pokes through the bottom of fuel tank 1" or so.And it hooks onto the shortest nipple on the primmer.And another line goes from the longest nipple on the primmer to the other fitting on the carb.


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If primmer doesn't work,reverse the lines on the primmer.

 
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06-04-06, 06:35 PM   #5  
Thanks Repair Guy.
That is what I had done. I also tried reversing the lines.
No luck. But i did have my return line going right to the bottom of the tank. I'll try shortening that fuel line and see what it does.
I'll keep you posted.

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06-04-06, 07:24 PM   #6  
Scotchman;Since the fuel lines broke off with old age,your carb.might even need cleaned out real good and a new gasket/diaphragm kit put in it.Maybe even the inlet screen (another fuel filter inside the fuel pump side of the carb).

 
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06-04-06, 07:36 PM   #7  
Is the fuel line Rubber or plastic If plastic upgrade to rubber so it will last longer.I had a OLD chainsaw that the fuel line splite at the nipple Took me 2 trys and cuts before it stoped spliting.

 
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06-05-06, 02:56 AM   #8  
I agree with the carburetor rebuild diagnosis.

 
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06-05-06, 04:53 AM   #9  
Thanks All!
I'll try pulling the carb off to see what it looks like. Can't hurt to rebuild at this point anyway right?
Is there any solution that you would recommend to clean the inlet screen?

You know, I used to be able to pull small engines apart, clean them up, put them back together and have them work like clockwork with my eyes closed. Amazing how much a person forgets when you don't have to do this sort of thing for years and years.

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06-05-06, 06:56 AM   #10  
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The ones that I worked on had a gas filter on the end of the pick up line that dangled in the tank. That is a readily available item at most any lawn and garden place. Also the filter provided the small amount of weight needed on the end of the tube to keep it in the bottom of the tank.

If ya don't want to pull the intake tube out of the tank to replace the filter, just use a piece of wire bent into a tight hook on the end to fish the end of the tube up throught the filler opening - with penlight used to find it also.

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06-05-06, 12:51 PM   #11  
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Ya, been down that road already.
Had one of my kids get the hoses out with her small fingers. Kids can be a big help sometimes. lol
Problem I encountered was both hoses were broken off just insdie the tank so I couldn't figure out which line was which.

 
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06-09-06, 12:34 PM   #12  
Thanks to all for advice. Got it up and running although the hoses don't seem to make any sense. Intake seems to be the Return. ??????
However, it runs great and thats all that matters.


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08-26-08, 05:23 PM   #13  
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I'm stumped....I am trying to replace the gas lines on my featherlite and the gas tank has one line one size and the other is smaller...anyone know what size lines these guys take?
It appears that the primer line is larger than the line that goes to the carb.
Any help appreciated.

 
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09-09-08, 03:34 PM   #14  
Fuel lines for Weedeater XT200

Like Stumped111 I am also somewhat lost. One of the lines (the one going to the primer bulb) is broken; actually it is rotten and needs to be replaced but I have no idea how to do it. I thought at first I would just buy a new gas tank which I thought would include the lines but have had no luck locating a parts catalong or maintenance manual. I am at a loss as I am not all the good at fixing things but love the way the XT200 works. Any help you guys can give would be greatly appreciated. DTLynch37

 
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09-10-08, 11:57 PM   #15  
Take the fuel lines to a small engine shop and buy some line the same size. The lines just go through a hole in the tank. Cut the end of the line at a hard angle to help allow it to feed through the hole in the tank. Feed it all the way out the filler neck, put the filter on it, and pull the line back out until the filter is in the tank. The return line doesn't have to reach the bottom of the tank...it just needs to go into the tank and inch or so.


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09-11-08, 06:28 PM   #16  
Weedeater fuel line

Thank you so much Cheese for the response. You make it seem so simple. I will see what I can do tomorrow. As I said, I'm a greenhorn at this but even at 71 you are never too old to learn. Folks like you make this a wonderful world. Thanks again.... DonL

 
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09-12-08, 12:51 AM   #17  
Well, it's not as easy as it sounds. The line is kinda hard to feed through the holes in the tank...but it's not that hard. Let us know if you need more help.


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05-21-09, 04:26 PM   #18  
Weedeater Featherlite fuel line

I have the same problems as Scotchman. I think I can do the repair except I can't locate a piece of fuel hose that is the right size and able to carry gasoline without rotting. Anybody know where I might obtain a piece of fuel hose?

 
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05-21-09, 04:30 PM   #19  
Auto parts store, Ace hardware or a small engine repair shop.

 
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07-06-09, 11:04 AM   #20  
Ok guys, I have the smae problems with this fuel line thing. Replaced both, filter on the long line in tank. Emptied out the tank and found small "adapters"? where do these go? I thought I saw the dbl sided one on the 1' in part of hose going into tank from the primer bulb, but not sure. Gas used to go into primer bulb when it worked, now its not at all. This girl needs some help, and I know nothing about engines!

 
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07-06-09, 06:57 PM   #21  
What kind of engine are the lines going on? Try swapping the lines on the carb.


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07-14-09, 07:25 AM   #22  
Weedeater xt200

Goto;
Billiou's - THE BEST LAWN & GARDEN PARTS SOURCE
or
Mower Parts .. Main Page

Follow instructions to get to the weedeater XT200 section.

They both show all the info about the parts you need.

 
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05-21-10, 07:13 AM   #23  
Try this website for weedeater parts and diagrams:

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/wee...626_18056.html

 
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06-09-10, 12:52 PM   #24  
which is supply and which is return

Same question as above and not sure which is supply and which is return. The fuel is not sucking up into the carb when i push the primer button. Could it be a bad filter? or am I connecting the filter to the wrong line

 
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06-09-10, 09:51 PM   #25  
Generally the fitting closest to the primer is the return. It should push air out when you hit the primer, and the other fitting should pull air in when you release the primer. If not, the carb needs work.


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06-13-10, 05:48 PM   #26  
Featherlite issue

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Question, can anyone tell me the settings for the idle and mixture jets?

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06-14-10, 12:12 AM   #27  
Set the high speed screw with the throttle wide open and the engine running so that the engine races full tilt, then back out the screw just until the engine gets a little flutter to it. Then set the low speed screw to obtain a good idle with quick throttle response. Set the idle speed screw to the desired idle speed.


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