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Briggs engine wont suck up fuel into chamber


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03-18-09, 02:31 PM   #1  
Briggs engine wont suck up fuel into chamber

Hi ! I have a montgomery ward/gilson tiller, prob from the 60's the problem is that this carb doesnt have a primer bulb. like my snow thrower does, so it must you some suction from the engine to draw fuel. well i replaced the diaphram and spring, spray carb cleaner, and it doesnt seem to be sucking the fuel from the tank into the chamber. when i take the spark out and put a tad bit of gas in it, it will start, but then of course die... so im trying to figure out why its not taking up the gas... I check the two filter/ draw sticks.. they seem alright. but im not sure now.. any help is greatly appreciated. thanks!

 
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03-18-09, 05:07 PM   #2  
Please see the posts, 5-hp tiller wont stay running and cleaned carb again and still wont run, it will help you

 
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03-18-09, 07:06 PM   #3  
im having a hard time finding those posts, maybe im searching wrong?

 
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03-18-09, 07:10 PM   #4  
What are the engine numbers? (model, type, and code)


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03-18-09, 08:30 PM   #5  
the model # I have is 1580I, serial 57x 172 38 for the tiller
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100202-0145-01

Also, the throttle control spring lever was disconnected and ive had a hard time trying to figure out how to reconnect it (maybe its broken anyhow?) when you push it the little rode doesnt move, but the whole spring tries to move. and I hadnt found any diagrams on hooking that back up.. but the I know the carb doesnt suck up any gas into the chamber. even with carb cleanin and new diaphram. one of the pick up tubes doesnt stay on right sometimes, but i dont think its the problem, since ive unhooked and checked 3 times now.

 
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03-19-09, 07:32 AM   #6  
I do notice the smaller of the pickup tubes isnt staying in. least when i go to remove the tank again to double check. I dont know if it comes off while im trying to start it. Is there a putty or sticky or a way to get it to stay in the hole?

 
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03-19-09, 02:02 PM   #7  
Never use any putty, RTV on any carburator. It only takes a small drop to ooze out and get into the small ports in the carb.

 
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03-19-09, 07:25 PM   #8  
how can i keep the pickup tube to stay in? any idea is appreciated. thanks

 
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03-20-09, 10:15 PM   #9  
Sounds like you need a new pickup tube.


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