br600 primer bulb problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by TheBigGW, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. TheBigGW

    TheBigGW LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 150

    I have to replace the primer bulb on my br600 i have never tried to perform this task and dont want to screw it up. any help will be greatly appreciated thanks
  2. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    It is very easy just be careful small parts.
    I would HIGHLY recommend doing it on a solid surface such as cement or a big piece of wood or even spread a tarp because you lose those screws or the metal plate...

    4 screws hold this steel plate through which the bulb goes, I am thinking you'll have to remove one or two orange covers.
    Remove the screws, replace bulb, re-install.
  3. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,190

    Not even close!
    The BR 600 has a remote "primer" bulb which is a pain to get to.
    Ya gotta remove the starter, and the shroud. If yer lucky you can depress the tabs on the bulb base with a small screwdriver and pop it out. Pay close attention to which hose goes where. It helps to have the new one on hand.
    Have fun!
  4. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    BigFish is correct, remove the starter, then the shroud and MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT PRIMER BULB, they have two- one has a white backing and one has a black backing. See which one you have. Its really not that hard to do, I just did it this past weekend. Also like BigFish said make sure you get the hoses on the right sides of the primer bulb.
  5. TheBigGW

    TheBigGW LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 150

    thanks for advise will try taking care of it tomorrow thanks again
  6. bare spot

    bare spot LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    found out the hard way a few months ago of getting the right primer bulb.. stopped at a place on my way and guy i went to sold me one and when got back and tried to install it it wouldn't work. went somewhere else and he gave me the right one.

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