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Fuel line replacement on a weed whacker.


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04-05-15, 03:01 PM   #1  
Fuel line replacement on a weed whacker.

Our trimmer wasn't working and upon inspection I noticed that the fuel lines were cracked and broken. I actually had some trouble tracking down replacements but managed it in the end, however I can't find my manual.

I'm guessing that to people with more experience this should be obvious but I don't have any experience so here it goes

Which hose goes to which nipple?
Where should the fuel filter sit in the tank.
Where should the other hose sit?



If you can't see in the picture one of the nipples is larger than the other and has several ridges, it is the one that would be lower down if the machine weren't upside down.

 
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04-05-15, 03:09 PM   #2  
Can you tell us what brand and model number line trimmer you have? That will help the pros (not me) know what machine you have so they can better help you.

 
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04-05-15, 03:27 PM   #3  


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04-05-15, 10:19 PM   #4  
Press the primer bulb and see which fitting blows air out. Connect that to a line that goes straight to the tank with no filter on it. The other fitting goes to a line that extends into the tank to the bottom with extra on it so it can reach any spot in the tank with the filter on the end.


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04-06-15, 06:01 AM   #5  
How far into the tank does the line with no filter go?

 
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04-06-15, 06:06 AM   #6  
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How far into the tank does the line with no filter go?
At lease one inch. It returns fuel to the tank from the primer bulb.

 
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04-06-15, 09:55 AM   #7  
It goes in several inches... enough to hit the bottom at the other end of the tank.


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04-13-15, 09:28 PM   #8  
Wanted to say thanks for the helpful advice. Yard no longer looks like a jungle.

 
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04-13-15, 09:54 PM   #9  
Dang, I need to read these posts a little slower. Wirepuller38 is correct, the line with no filter only needs to go in an inch or so. The one WITH the filter is the one that goes all the way in. It doesn't hurt though, if you did put the return line in that far.


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