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How To Replace a Primer Bulb on Snow Blowers

by HIPA Jeremy 19 Oct 2022 0 Comments

This blog provides common step-by-step instructions for replacing the primer kit on snow blowers.

Safety First

Make sure the engine and muffler have cooled before you replace the primer kit components in your snowblower.

How To

Step 1: You can use an eight millimeter socket to unthread the bolts securing the muffler cover. You will need to use an eight millimeter wrench to unthread the bolts and use a 3/8 inch socket or nut driver to unthread the mounting bolts securing the housing to the rear bracket.
Step 2: Next, unthread the screws to release the two retaining clamps holding the housing to the handle. Now use a half-inch socket to fully on the bolts securing the handle assembly, lower the handle and you can fully remove the muffler cover.
Step 3: Detach the primer hose from the primer bulb and carburetor be prepared for some fuel to spill. You can use needle nose pliers to depress the tabs to release the old primer bulb.
Step 4: You are now ready to install the new primer kit components. Snap the new primer bulb into place on the control housing and you also need to confirm that clamps are positioned on the new hose. Then, attach the house to the primer bulb and carburetor, and secure the hose with the clamps.
Step 5: Reposition the muffler cover and thread the bolts to secure. Reposition the handle assembly and rethread the upper bolts, align the two retaining clamps and thread the screw to secure the housing to the handle. Then rethread the mounting bolt to secure the housing to the rear bracket.
Your snowblower should now be ready for use.


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