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BlasterStumps    Posted 06-29-2017 at 14:52:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 2-cycle husqvarna string trimmer
  • I have a Husqvarna 132L string trimmer. It is a 2-cycle engine. This thing was new about 1992 or so. I can't get it to run. I can prime the intake with a little squirt of mix gas and it will run til that is gone then it quits. I blew out the carb and things look okay in there. There is a grommet in the top of the fuel tank with a fuel line running from tank to carb and a short line from carb to tank. Those little lines look okay and don't leak when you put pressure on them. Howsomever... the grommet that those little lines go thru leaks like a son-a gun if the trimmer is tilted slightly. It has shrunk with age. I know very little about two-strokes so I'm wondering if someone would be able to tell me if this grommet is part of the problem with this thing not running. Does that tank become pressurized when the engine runs? The carb has a primer bulb at the bottom of it that you should be able to build up pressure when you pump it a few times. It doesn't seem to be build up any pressure now. I checked it when I had the carb apart and the bulb seems okay. Like I say, if I give the carb a tiny bit of gas with my squirt bottle, then pull the rope, it will run for a short bit then quits. So I don't suspect spark is a problem. Any help I can get figuring this dang thing out will be greatly appreciated.
    Mike in CO

    Gaspump    Posted 06-29-2017 at 22:53:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 2-cycle husqvarna string trimmer
  • I have a few Husqvarna's, they like all others have an intolerance for ethanol. Recently had one that echoed your problem. When fuel leaks past the grommet often the line is old and soft and actually shrunk. On mine the fuel pump was pulling the sides of the line effectively closing it off. Can't run that way, if so new fuel lines are in order. If lines are new and don't seal at the grommet they are a size too small for the grommet. The fuel tank cap is vented.

    BlasterStumps    Posted 06-29-2017 at 23:13:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 2-cycle husqvarna string trimmer
  • Okay thank you. Much appreciated. I will get new lines and a new grommet. And probably a new tank filter. I'll start with those things and give it a try. If that doesn't yield some good results, then i just didn't get the carb cleaned out. Anyway, thanks again.

    Gaspump    Posted 06-30-2017 at 09:17:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 2-cycle husqvarna string trimmer
  • If you get back into the carb be sure the tiny passages behind the screen are clear.

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