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Mantis Tiller purge bulb

Posted by Alice40 none (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 24, 11 at 22:37

I cannot get gasoline to come into the purge bulb. I replaced the bulb along with a rebuild kit for the carburetor. The purge bulb blows air into the fuel tank but does not suck up fuel into the clear line. The only thing I did not replace was the purge base. Anyone have any ideas on what could be the problem?

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RE: Mantis Tiller purge bulb

  • Posted by baymee LehighValleyPA (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 25, 11 at 5:54

Was it working previously? Are the hoses hooked up correctly? The hose from the fuel filter hooks on the bottom of the carb, not at the push button. The base of the primer bulb plastic has a one-way valve in it that may be varnished shut. It's about 1/4" in diameter and brass.

RE: Mantis Tiller purge bulb

Could your fuel filter, found at the end of the tube in the fuel tank (that's where mine is) be clogged and need replacement? You could try pulling the hose out of the tank with some forceps or needlenose pliers, remove the filter, put the hose back into the tank, and pump the bulb to see if it draws fuel into the carb. If that works, contact Mantis for a new filter. Don't till without a filter cause you can get dirt in the tank and clog up the carb.

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