Steall weedeater broke

Reply

  #1  
Old 08-07-13, 03:47 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Tenn
Posts: 308
Steall weedeater broke

I know spelling it wrong.

I press the bulb and no gas comes up. No hole in the bulb I replaced it anyway
still no gas comes up. I took the hose off and blew through it. I got a some small wire at work tonight and will slide down the hole to the tank if blocking something?? What else do I check
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-07-13, 04:29 AM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 4,297
Fuel filter inside the tank.
Most of the time I find the tiny hoses have failed or the carb. is clogged up from using ethanol gas.
Need to be adding an additive to counter act the effects of the ethanol.
Just regular Stabil's not going to do it.
 
  #3  
Old 08-07-13, 04:49 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Tenn
Posts: 308
what kind do you get? I thought Stabils was it, Tell me the name if you will
 
  #4  
Old 08-07-13, 05:20 AM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 4,297
Dozens of company's make it including the brand name Stabil.
Ethanol Fuel Treatment - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at Nextag!
Any hardware, power equipment store, auto parts, or even Wal-Mart will have at least one brand.
A whole lot cheaper if you can find a place that sells non ethanol fuel. Might try asking at your local power equipment store or any place that sells outboard engines.
The red Stabil only helps keep the fuel from going bad, it does nothing about the ethanol.
 
  #5  
Old 08-07-13, 05:42 PM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,814
If you find no problems with the lines or filter, it's time to go into the carb and clean it.
 
  #6  
Old 08-09-13, 06:35 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Tenn
Posts: 308
I take it to the stealer I mean dealer its a 90R he took off the air filter cover and squirt some gas in it and it would not start.. The then put a compression thing on it and cranked it and it showed 50lbs.
I saw it he said it should be 100lb. He told me time for a new on time he fix this one replace valves what ever it would cost like a new one..

Would no cause no gas to go to the bubble???
 
  #7  
Old 08-09-13, 07:44 PM
Member
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Iowa!!!!!
Posts: 3,728
I'm reading your question to be "would no compression cause no gas to go to the bubble - the bubble being the primer bulb"

The primer "bubble" on your machine is a one way pump that pulls gas from the tank and forces it through the carburetor, then back to the tank. Essentially it primes the carburetor, but nothing else. The primer bulb can pull gas through the carb if the lines are clear, the filter clear and the path through the carb is clear. It's all a pretty simple one way gas pump that you operate by pushing on the bulb and releasing it.

The compression of the engine, if low may affect the crankcase pressure, which is what drives the diaphragm in the carburetor, but as far as contributing to the primer not working properly, I can't place where it would. The two things are, for the most part separate workings IMHO.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes