Sears carb choke issue!
Rant, info, then question?
I WILL NEVER BUY A MOWER FROM SEARS AGAIN!
Who ever though of that silly bulb as a replacement for the choke needs to be fired!
Since I first got it, it required 20 to 30 pumps or more to start!
The instructions say it only needs 3?
I suspect it is an attempt to keep emissions down as some forget to turn off the choke, so they deleted it!
And now it never starts unless I-
1: tear it apart and clean the grass out of the carb.
If so it might start like when it was new, but the next time only, and yes, I have replaced the filter many times and it does not help.
2: tip it over and dump some gas down the carb.
And I have to do the second one 2 or 3 times until it keeps running!
I know it's not a fuel issue unless I have been buying the same fuel in CA and IL over the last couple years and it also happens right after I clean it out.
It is the 6 Horse power Edger, model number 917.389621 and they have the gall to label it "Easy Start Performance"
What I need to know is if there is a direct replacement carburetor with a real, manual choke out there?