Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Primer bulb leaking fuel and mower wont start, Yes but fuel…

Customer Question
Primer bulb leaking fuel...

Primer bulb leaking fuel and mower wont start

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes but fuel keep leaking out of primer bulb hole 500 series briggs and straton mower

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I don know where a mower service is here it he one that was here closed

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

That's all I guess

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Small Engine
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Answered in 35 minutes by:
9/17/2017
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 11 months ago
Wayne
Wayne, Engine Rebuilder
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 11,305
Experience: many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines
Verified

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

what is the engine model number ,Please

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Curtis B. Your Own Question
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 15,342
15,342 Satisfied Customers
Experience: have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Curtis B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Curtis B.

Curtis B.

Technician

15,342 satisfied customers

have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Rick

Rick

Factory Authorized Trainer

4,218 satisfied customers

Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.

Jon K.

Jon K.

Small Engine Diagnostic Expert

2,995 satisfied customers

Gold certified Stihl tech, Service Manager for a rental/repair shop.Certified in most small engines

James W

James W

Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert

2,986 satisfied customers

7 years as Mechanic & Parts Manager for Brother who has Owned Lawn & Garden Repair shop for 35 years

Vince O.

Vince O.

Small Engine Technician

2,927 satisfied customers

Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers

Wayne

Wayne

Engine Rebuilder

11,305 satisfied customers

many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines

RUSS

RUSS

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

1,723 satisfied customers

28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

< Previous | Next >

Related Small Engine Questions
My bolens 21 inch 500 cc push lawn mower started leaking gas
my bolens 21 inch 500 cc push lawn mower started leaking gas from the primer bulb and the white piece that has no tubing attached to it. … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
I have a push mower with briggs & stratton 140cc engine that
hi pearl, i have a push mower with briggs & stratton 140cc engine that will only stay running with constant pushing of primer bulb. mower sat out all winter, gas tank was full of water as well as the … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
S push mower runs very short time and dies,appears to be
B&S push mower runs very short time and dies,appears to be overheating … read more
Wayne
Wayne
Engine Rebuilder
11,305 satisfied customers
I have a DR walk behind leaf vac with a Briggs and Stratton
I have a DR walk behind leaf vac with a Briggs and Stratton 6.5 horsepower engine model # ***** serial # ***** It wont start, it wont prime. I Replaced air cleaner base gasket and put in a new primer … read more
JohnF2015
JohnF2015
High School Diploma
1,260 satisfied customers
I have a Briggs and Stratton engine on a petrol vacum like
I have a Briggs and Stratton engine on a petrol vacum like a push mower, Fuel pours out the primer bulb, If i pump the primer bulb to shut off the fuel the mower will run. IS it normal to have a small… read more
Richard
Richard
Senior Mechanic & Technician
69 satisfied customers
My Snapper mower with a Briggs and Stratton 8.75 HP engine
My Snapper mower with a Briggs and Stratton 8.75 HP engine will not stay running. I had it stored for a couple of years and when I put it up I ran the fuel dry. When I brought it out I put new gas in … read more
Jon K.
Jon K.
Small Engine Diagnostic Expert
Some College, military training,
2,995 satisfied customers
hi i have the 6.5 briggs mower with air cleaner on side, i
hi i have the 6.5 briggs mower with air cleaner on side, i put new air cleaner gasket on because i cleaned the carb, now i cant get the primer bulb to work, what happened… read more
James W
James W
Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert
Bachelor's Degree
2,986 satisfied customers
i have a 500 series briggs and straton engine on a weed eater
i have a 500 series briggs and straton engine on a weed eater brand lawn mower, i have soaked the carb in cleaner for a week, installed a new plug to the correct gap and new air filter, before i did a… read more
Conservative
Conservative
Service Advisor
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
281 satisfied customers
i have a 6.5 hp briggs and straton on a crastman push mower.
i have a 6.5 hp briggs and straton on a crastman push mower. I just replaced the needle and bushing in carb due to engine will not stay running unless primer bulb is constantly pushed. do you have any… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,173 satisfied customers
Hi there! I have a B & S 875 series powerhead on a push mower
Hi there! I have a B & S 875 series powerhead on a push mower that was running great last fall. I drained the fuel for the winter and went to re-fuel the mower this spring, but the new gas began to le… read more
Jon K.
Jon K.
Small Engine Diagnostic Expert
Some College, military training,
2,995 satisfied customers
I just cleaned the carburetor on my push lawn mower its a 4.5
I just cleaned the carburetor on my push lawn mower its a 4.5 hp briggs-stratton changed the spark plug and cleaned the air filter. Before this was done the engine was running sluggish now it does not… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
briggs and stratton lawn mower was spewing fuel from the primer
briggs and stratton lawn mower was spewing fuel from the primer bulb. we replaced it and the spark plug, but it still wont start, please help… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
I have a 22 toro selfpropelled briggs & straton//I hit the
I have a 22' toro selfpropelled briggs & straton//I hit the primer bulb 3 times and it starts and then shuts off//if i hit the primer bulb while it is running it keeps running until I stop priming it … read more
RUSS
RUSS
SERVICE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,723 satisfied customers
I cannot start my 5.5 hp Briggs & Straton engine, GTS5, (on
I cannot start my 5.5 hp Briggs & Straton engine, GTS5, (on Toro Lawn mower Model 20462, SN6913080) without spraying fuel into the open cylinder and replacing the plug. The engine runs fine once start… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,173 satisfied customers
i just pulled my lawn mower out of 5 years of storage and filled
i just pulled my lawn mower out of 5 years of storage and filled it up with gasoline. the gasoline is leaking out of a small hole in the center of the red priming button. when i attempt to start it, i… read more
Bg small engine
Bg small engine
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
16 satisfied customers
I believe I have a six horse briggs and straton on a craftsman
I believe I have a six horse briggs and straton on a craftsman push mower that will start but only stay running if you pump the primer while it is running. If you stop punping the primer it just kills… read more
CJBennett
CJBennett
Owner of Power Equipment Shop
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
619 satisfied customers
i have a Briggs and Straton 500 lawn mower...When i started
i have a Briggs and Straton 500 lawn mower...When i started it up for the first time this year it blows white smoke and dies, Could it be the spark plug?… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,173 satisfied customers
i have a Murray 20 mower with a 4.5 horse Briggs and Stratton
i have a Murray 20" mower with a 4.5 horse Briggs and Stratton on it, it keepe loosing fuel pressure or prime,could the small primping bulb be bad ,or the carb?… read more
Delsley Jr
Delsley Jr
Handyman & JustAnswer Expert
IT Certificate
552 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x