Troy Bilt 4 cycle weed eater won't prime

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Old 07-01-12, 02:43 PM
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Troy Bilt 4 cycle weed eater won't prime

I have a Troy Bilt TB465SS 4 stroke weedeater and the only way to get it to prime is to turn it upside down! Bulb seems good but it just wont prime unless it is almost completely upside down. And after it starts it wont stay running after the fuel in the line is used up. It has full tank of fuel. I'm thinking maybe diaphram? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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Old 07-01-12, 04:02 PM
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Check ALL you fuel line connections and the inlets itself. Take carb apart and make sure gas will pass through screen also. I did one just last week and the fuel return port was plugged and the screen in the carb was plugged. Make sure also that the fuel pump diaphragm is not stuck. Good luck.
 
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Old 07-01-12, 04:40 PM
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figured it out!

Got to thinking about it, wont prime unless its upside down (when the fuel is all the way to the top of tank!!). Fuel line was cracked at the top of tank. Guess I dint think about it hard enough until I typed it. Thanks for the ideas!
 
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Old 07-01-12, 08:27 PM
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That will work,,,your welcome.
 
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