Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello Douglas. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. I will be happy to assist you. I would like to confirm something. Are you saying that your engine runs good after it starts up, but is hard to initially start.
Thanks for your reply. Did you replace the gasket between your plastic air filter housing, and your carburetor?
There are two possible reasons why your primer is not supplying enough fuel to start your engine.
When you press your primer bulb, do you see a small stream of fuel enter your carburetor?
If you are not seeing a stream, this is usually because your housing being at fault. I have replace several of them in the past. Process of elimination. your gasket is new.
You are very welcome! I hope all goes well for you.