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    Default Primer bulb won't pump up.

    Gave a 9.6 Montgomery Wards to a friend and before he took it I put it in a barrel and ran it. Worked great. He took it home and the next day went and bought a tank, hose and the fittings. Filled with gas and the primer bulb won't pump up. He said he pumped about 30 times. What could've happened? Maybe the bulb is on backwards or the fitting on the motor?

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    Default Re: Primer bulb won't pump up.

    All of the above , or bad fuel pump diaphragm, or needle valve in the carb is not closing.

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    Default Re: Primer bulb won't pump up.

    Sounds like the bulb is on backwards. They have a check valve that only allows gas to flow one way.

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    Default Re: Primer bulb won't pump up.

    Has new fuel pump diaphragm.

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    Default Re: Primer bulb won't pump up.

    if it ran well in the barrel and the only thing changed was tank/fuel line i would first suspect the new stuff

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    Default Re: Primer bulb won't pump up.

    Hi last week i changed my bulb with one of them all togther fuel line and bulb in the package for 17 buck it worked good pumped up tell i got on water then boat staled out and bulb woulld not pump up good thing had old bulb onboard swiched it out and old one worked good never get them all toghther ones are trash

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