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Primer Yard Machines 4.5 HP mower broken


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04-30-09, 06:14 PM   #1  
Primer Yard Machines 4.5 HP mower broken

Hi
The primer button on my mower burst and I can't prime it any more to start my mower.
I see that the sun damaged it.
I saw some red residues inside, I don't know if its part of the rubber button or some kind of glue.
Can I start the mower without priming it?
Can I replace just the push red button(rubber?)
The push button come attached to the filter.
Do I have to buy the whole thing? (primer and filter)
Please help!
My lawn is now 3' tall!
I bought a machete to get to my house but in the long run I think is cheaper to fix the mower.
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04-30-09, 06:27 PM   #2  
Post the engine model, type and code from the engine shroud and someone will get you the part number. Have a good one. Geo

 
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04-30-09, 06:34 PM   #3  
like said the engine model will help. the primers are mounted to the carb on those machines. the carb is only like $25 so its cheap. i can tell by the HP and brand that it has the carb/tank combination. im betting the engine model starts with 10A902 correct?

 
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04-30-09, 06:55 PM   #4  
Primer Broken Yard Machines MTD

I did write the model # !!!!!!!!!!
man!
that' s the very very first I wrote!
no?
Ok
Model # 11A-414E729
It has a # under these numbers 407-986

Serial # 1K043K20246
4.5 HP, 21"

 
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04-30-09, 07:58 PM   #5  
We don't need the mower model number, we need the engine model, type and code usually found on the engine shroud just above the spark plug. Have a good one. Geo

 
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04-30-09, 11:32 PM   #6  
Primer bulbs are replaceable, no matter what engine you have, but the engine #s would help.


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05-03-09, 04:08 PM   #7  
I found this in the engine: Family 3BXS.1581VG 25738

 
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05-03-09, 07:40 PM   #8  
There should be a plastic retainer ring holding the primer in place. Push the tabs in from the sides to release it from the housing, and pull it out. Replace the bulb and push the retainer back in place over the new bulb until it snaps in like it was.


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05-11-09, 05:20 PM   #9  
where can I get this bulb replacement?

Hi it is me again
Do you know of any place where I can get this bulb online?
Did I write the engine # right?
Does that sound like the engine #?
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05-11-09, 05:41 PM   #10  
Posted By: cheese There should be a plastic retainer ring holding the primer in place. Push the tabs in from the sides to release it from the housing, and pull it out. Replace the bulb and push the retainer back in place over the new bulb until it snaps in like it was.
Thank You Cheese!
I just removed the bulb housing
it was not easy!
I hope it goes back easy, now I need an online place to find the part

 
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05-11-09, 05:48 PM   #11  
The part is only 3 or 4 dollars.. Do you not have a small engine shop locally?? Hundreds of places online if you look for them, but it's always kind of nice to support the local guys so they are there when you need them... Just a thought.. Roger

 
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05-19-09, 08:33 PM   #12  
Thank you cheese!

THANK YOU cHEESE!
I JUST FIXED MY MOWER!!!
I found the part online (Order Tree)and it cost me $ 2.65 plus shipping ...it took long time to arrive, more than a week and they sent it via regular mail and it came in a big box!!A small button in a big box???
It could easily fit in a regular envelope and save me some money!!
Oh well
My whole cost after shipping was $10.38.
Thank you Cheese, I don't know how much would I pay if I take it to a smal engine repair shop.
Yes. it is nice to shop locally but I have found out that this especialized shops overcharge for the part and it is not likely that they would have this part.
They would have to order it for me and I would end up paying more.
I don't like to shop online (I am scared of all those hackers) and I'd love to pay cash like the old times but we are in 2009 and this the way it has to be: shop online.

 
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05-20-09, 12:52 AM   #13  
Glad you got it!

Over ten bucks and over a week to get it, and you're concerned about the local shop overcharging? Lol, at least you got it fixed, which was the main goal here. Feels good to doityourself, doesn't it?


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05-20-09, 05:18 AM   #14  
what hop meant by taking it to a shop is look up the part number online and take that info to the shop and see if they carry the part. that's what i do unless its a part i know they most likely won't carry.

 
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05-31-09, 07:17 PM   #15  
yeah Flirty as you said it, that was a part that I think they would not carry

 
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05-31-09, 07:19 PM   #16  
ok ok ok I will try it next time find the part # and then go to a local shop

 
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