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I have A homelight line trimmer that won't stay running


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04-06-12, 05:26 PM   #1  
I have A homelight line trimmer that won't stay running

The trimmer is about 6 years old, I went out and bought a new head for it and when I tried to start it, it would not start. So I pulled the carb off cleaned it good and reassembled, now it will start then die and the primmer button sticks down. I pulled both lines off the carb and was able to suck gas through, and with lines off bubble still sticks, replaced bubble and inspected diaphragm no holes or damage, reinstalled still nothing. Bout to go crazy with this thing any help would be great.

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04-06-12, 05:34 PM   #2  
You just about have to put a carb kit with diaphragm to fix the fuel pump in the carb. It can be some other things, though: like a coil that heats up and gives out (check for spark when it dies) or fuel lines, or the primer bulb, or the vent in the fuel cap. Most of the time, though it comes down to the diaphragm getting stiff and not flexing well enough to pump fuel. Double check the fuel lines going to the primer bulb as well.

 
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04-06-12, 06:00 PM   #3  
I was afraid of that the bubble is new bought today, it will get fuel if I loosen the hold down screws but but then it all leaked out like some thing blocking it you probably right needs a fuel pump carb kit

 
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