Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

Poulan BVM200VS blower / vac wont start


HerContractor's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 159
PA

05-24-16, 02:48 AM   #1  
Poulan BVM200VS blower / vac wont start

I am at my wits end.
This is the BVM200VS model. About 9 years old. Just replaced carb, plug, fuel filter, fuel lines, fuel. It will only start on full choke and will run about 10 seconds, then die. I notice when pushing in the fuel primer, it stays in, then very slowly pops out. In order to prime bulb 3x, it takes about 4-5 minutes. Have removed muffler and that is quite clear. I am ready to toss it and buy electric. I have tried putting the old primer bulb on the new carb, and this will pop out quick, but still will not prime properly. I feel that this could be the root of the problem, yet I have no idea why. The fuel filter is new. I have even tried priming without the filter and still it will only run about 5-10 seconds, with no throttle response and only on full choke.

 
Sponsored Links
Geochurchi's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,971
NH

05-24-16, 05:14 AM   #2  
Did you by some chance get the fuel lines crossed,I believe you should be pulling fuel through the carb and back into the tank.

 
HerContractor's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 159
PA

05-24-16, 06:19 AM   #3  
They are correct

Mixed with the air bubbles is fuel, going back into the tank. I am thinking 3 possibilities:
1. fuel inlet line is split someplace.
2. problem with new primer as it does not quickly pop back out.
3. air leak someplace in the carb (yet it is new last week).

 
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator

Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 16,567
GA

05-24-16, 10:26 AM   #4  
Sounds like the screen inside the carb is clogged. Did you put this carb on before the fuel lines and try it?


"Who is John Galt?" - Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)

God bless!

 
HerContractor's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 159
PA

05-24-16, 12:36 PM   #5  
tried it before

I actually tried the primer before putting the fuel lines on as I wanted to make sure I had them correct. I could def feel a bit of suction on the inlet.

 
Search this Thread