Gas leaked from primer bulb

robarAugust 20, 2014

When I was priming my push mower I had some gasoline leak from the prime bulb as I was pressing it in to prime? The mower is new. Is this normal?

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rosemallow(z7 Md)

Maybe you primed it too much. This type of primer actually floods the engine temporarily.
The British used to call this tickling.
Did it run OK??

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 3:06PM
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robar

Yes, my mower ran alright after the primer bulb leaked a few drops. It's a new "plain jane" mower with a 5.5 hp Briggs. It starts on the first pull. I have no complaints with it.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 4:30PM
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baymee(LehighValleyPA)

Reminds me of the Amal carburetors on my '63 triumph. Push the tickler until gas gets all over your fingers.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 9:38PM
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rosemallow(z7 Md)

Amal was a good and simple carburetor. I had problems when I chopped my BSA. It changed the angle and the float could not be adjusted.
So, I switched to a Mikini.
And the tickler worked great on the Amals.
Also the Amals had a clip to adjust the needle height.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 4:35PM
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weed_cutter

No, the leaking primer bulb is not normal.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 3:25PM
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