How To Replace A Primer Bulb

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Here is how to replace a primer bulb in small yard equipment. We had an older weed whacker that died so I figured it was time to buy a new one and I ended up buying a poulan pro.

I should have known it was crap when the first one we bought the engine seized the first time we tried starting  it.

Luckily I had bought it from the hardware store my dad was working at, so he went and exchanged it for a new one and it worked fine all last summer.

I went to start it this year and the primer bulb was shot, what ever happened to quality? Luckily it’s only a 5 minute job.

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Start by removing the air filter and the top cover plate.

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The poulan just has tabs that hold it in place, yours might have a screw holding it in.

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Remove the fuel lines, while keeping track of which goes where.

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I got the replacement bulb off amazon.com for 12 dollars including the shipping, I see they are now cheaper.

Genuine Poulan Weedeater Part # 530047721

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Just pop it in.

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and reconnect the fuel lines.

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Reinstall the cover and the air filter.

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You just saved yourself 50 dollars by not having to go to a small engine repair shop.