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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a Craftsman Speed Start Weedwacker 27cc fuel crank gas

Customer Question

I have a Craftsman Speed Start Weedwacker 27cc fuel crank gas trimmer. I bought last year in Wichita Falls,Tx. Since then the store has closed and there are no more Sears stores here. I can start the weedwacker but it ran several seconds at a time at first now it will stay running only a second or two. Is there anything I can do to rectify this problem?
Yvonne
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.
Model number? Does it have fuel primer? Is primer free of air bubbles? Air bubbles indicates a bad fuel line or leak.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
model number: 316.711.201 serial number 10245DF1351 Yes, and I primed it many times. 15 times the first go and it ran several seconds. I waited a bit when it died and primed it again and it ran several seconds now it is only running a second or two. Where would you see these 'bubbles', in the plastic primer bubble?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.
Yes, in the primer bubble.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
There is a small amount of air in the plastic primer bubble.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Is there supposed to be a bit of air in that primer bubble?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
If there is no answer to my problem here please just tell me.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.
small amount would be normal, but not constant. The primer suckes the fuel through the carburetor from the tank strainer. I see an electric connection at the carburetor. I don't know what that would be! Let me opt out and see if someone else has seen this.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
This is not what I expected. If you cannot figure this out and tell me what to do I do not need this "help"