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#928194 - 12/06/17 11:13 AM No fuel
kerk Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 1749
Loc: N. Florida
7 hp B&G OHV on my pressure washer. Fuel will not go past the filter. New filter, can easily blow through it, the fuel will flow up to it, but when put back in line the fuel will not come through at all.

Totally stumped.
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#928195 - 12/06/17 11:20 AM Re: No fuel [Re: kerk]
FredDwyer Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
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Loc: Connecticut, USA
B&G ????
What does the line from the fuel filter connect to? A pressure operated fuel pump perhaps. Or does it go directly to the carburetor? You may have a bad fuel pump.
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#928199 - 12/06/17 12:16 PM Re: No fuel [Re: FredDwyer]
kerk Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 1749
Loc: N. Florida
Originally Posted By FredDwyer
B&G ????
What does the line from the fuel filter connect to? A pressure operated fuel pump perhaps. Or does it go directly to the carburetor? You may have a bad fuel pump.


Thanks Fred.

Gravity fed. Piddled some more, noticed some fuel in the filter but not high enough to reach the outlet. Put more fuel in, weight didn't help. I then 'palm pumped' the tank fill hole and apparently was able to put enough pressure into the tank to push the fuel over the edge. It then began flowing out of the filter....hooked up the line and started it, and ran it about 5 minutes.

So I guess when it's sets for a while with the fuel tank shut off, I'll have to plan on manually 'priming' the filter to get it to flow through the filter.
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#928201 - 12/06/17 01:31 PM Re: No fuel [Re: FredDwyer]
kerk Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 1749
Loc: N. Florida
Originally Posted By FredDwyer
B&G ????
What does the line from the fuel filter connect to? A pressure operated fuel pump perhaps. Or does it go directly to the carburetor? You may have a bad fuel pump.


Oh yeah ..... s/b 'B&S'. Typing without my glasses.
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#928202 - 12/06/17 02:27 PM Re: No fuel [Re: kerk]
notnew2diy Offline
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Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 4393
Loc: harvard, il.
You say "No flow" and "Gravity fed", I think of a vacuum.
Crack the gas cap a bit. Gas should flow
Does the cap have a vent? If yes, maybe it's plugged.

HTH...Good luck...notnew....
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