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#1 Danadearborn OFFLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 09:42 AM

my bolens suburban 26 isn't getting fuel I cleaned the carb yesterday installed new fuel line it's getting fuel from the tank to the carb just not filling the bowl any suggestions?
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Posted August 04, 2013 - 10:14 AM

Welcome to GTtalk Danadearborn.  Glad you decided to join us.   If it is not filling the bowl then there is a problem with either the float or needle & seat.  check to see if the float is hanging on something and that it is installed correctly then make sure the needle moves freely off the seat.   Let us know what you found.


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Posted August 04, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Make sure it's clear from the inlet to the float needle valve. Could be a blockage just inside the carb. 


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Posted August 04, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Welcome!

Those Suburbans are unique little machines. Would love to see some pictures when you get a chance.

Sounds like the carb may be clogged or you may have a sticky needle valve or float. The only way to find out is to pull the carb.



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Posted August 04, 2013 - 10:47 AM

The needle valve is attached to the float pretty rough but still moves I'll take it apart again to see what i can find with it it was a barn find and it does run if i fill the bowl manually just want it to do it by haha
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Posted August 04, 2013 - 11:53 AM

The needle that is attached to the float is jot allowing fuel to come through to the bowl can I use any needle from any carb?

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 12:08 PM

It needs to be the same. Is the valve damaged? Is the valve jammed in the guide? I had one where the guide had corroded and jammed the valve. It took several days, vinegar, and air pressure to get it out.
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Posted August 04, 2013 - 12:22 PM

The needle that is attached to the float is jot allowing fuel to come through to the bowl can I use any needle from any carb?

 

No you can't  you are best off getting a new one for that Carburetor if possible.  Check the guide over, like Rick suggested, and make sure there is nothing that will interfere with the movement of the needle.  The needle usually come in the carburetor kit if there is one available for your carb.  Other wise take the needle up to your local  small engine / lawn mower shop and see if they can match it.


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Posted August 04, 2013 - 12:28 PM

Have you tried putting gas in the tank?   Just kidding, WELCOME!



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Posted August 04, 2013 - 01:18 PM

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Has to be the needle valve, float, or something in the valve seat.......But others have already suggested this!



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Posted August 04, 2013 - 02:18 PM

Yah it is the needle sticking have to try to match it up at a dealer or something thanks all I'll let you see pics but not sure now to upload from my phone




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