Tecumseh carburetor prime issues

Hi everyone,

My Tecumseh carburetor is not priming with fuel. I have replaced the fuel lines. Apparently, there are no noticeable signs of the problem. I have checked the diaphragms and gaskets both look ok. What is wrong with the carburetor?

Thank you so much for the guidance


Hi Joe,

Firstly, check the carb’s primer bulb. When it has a tinny leak or hole, it will not produce the pressure with which to draw the gas into them. Now prime the carburetor’s engine. Do ensure that the top of a carburetor with the primer bulb is attached firmly to the rest of carburetor for preventing any base drips by a primer bulb.