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Rubber Primer Bulb Worn/Broken
Why is the rubber primer bulb for my engine worn/broken?
Typically, the primer bulb begins to deteriorate once the fuel becomes stale. Ensure that only clean, fresh fuel is used in the engine, and that it is treated with a fuel stabilizer such as Briggs & Stratton Advanced Formula Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer.
For your convenience, this stabilizer as well as other Briggs & Stratton Do-It-Yourself parts and products may be ordered through the Maintenance Parts section of our website.
Your best source of information regarding any engine concern would be a Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealer. Your Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealer has all the information relating to Briggs & Stratton warranty information, replacement engines, short blocks, parts, pricing, service/repair, specifications, etc.
For your convenience, we offer three easy ways to locate your nearest Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealers:
Use our website's Service Dealer Locator.
Visit www.yellowpages.com 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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