Briggs and Stratton Fuel Line

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Mississippi, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Mississippi

    Mississippi LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Hi. This is my first post. I have a question for anyone who can help. My Briggs and Stratton 4.5hp self propelled walk behind won't stay running for more than five seconds, unless I keep pumping the prime bubble while it's running. I suppose I may have a problem with the fuel line. Would anyone please give me some advice on how to fix this problem. I would be greatly indebted to you. :dizzy:
  2. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    I would think that it is more a problem with the carb, fuel has to be coming through the line if you pushing the primer buld does anything. perhaps a carb rebuild is in order.
  3. lawn6@bigpond

    lawn6@bigpond LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    Sounds like the carby need a service most is most like the diaphragm is not pumping fuel.
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    ^^^^^^^^ Ditto that.
  5. Mississippi

    Mississippi LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Thank You! I will check that out.

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