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Primer Bulb Removal From Tank Mounted Carburetors

How is the primer bulb removed from my tank mounted carburetor?

Removing the Primer Bulb

  1. Press in from both sides of primer bulb cavity to release retainer tabs.
  2. Pry retainer out and remove primer bulb from primer seat groove.
  3. Remove primer seat using a crochet hook or other type of hook. Ball and spring will fall out. NOTE: Do not stretch, bend or compress primer spring.
  4. Removal of the primer bulb can be made quick and easy using our Primer Bulb Removal ToolPrimer Bulb Removal Tool
    Primer Bulb Removal Tool
    - part number 19461.

Installing the Primer Bulb

  1. Place primer spring and ball in primer valve bore.
  2. Press primer seat into bore with groove on seat facing out.
  3. Insert primer bulb into retainer and moisten inside diameter of primer bulb.
  4. Press into primer cavity lining up locking tabs with locking slot in cavity.
  5. Press until both tabs re seated in locking slots.
  6. Installation of the primer bulb can be made easier using our Primer Bulb Installation ToolPrimer Bulb Installation Tool
    Primer Bulb Installation Tool
    - part number 19462.

Selected Service Tools can be purchased through the Lawn Mower Parts, Repair Parts & Maintenance Products section of our website directly from the factory. Service Tools can also be ordered via phone by calling our Briggs & Stratton Answer Center at (800) 444-7774 (48 Contiguous United States orders only).

In addition, selected Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealer also sell Service Tools. Please contact the dealers in your area to determine if they offer this service.

For your convenience, we offer three easy ways to locate your nearest Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealers:

  • Use our website's Service Dealer Locator.

  • Visit and enter "Lawn Mowers" or "Engines-Gasoline" in the Category search field and your Postal Code in the Location search field.

  • Call the Briggs & Stratton Automated Hotline at (800) 444-7774. This hotline is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week and features voice recognition technology to assist you in finding the Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealers in your area. Automated maintenance tips, product information, and FAQs are also offered through voice activated menus.

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