To our valued Tecumseh Owners with the Primer carburetors, we offer the following solution to hard starting. The primer works best only when following this procedure.
1) After pulling the start cord, cranking to start, or being run briefly, WAIT 5 SECONDS for the primer well to fill by gravity through a small orifice.
2) After the 5 second wait, depress the primer bulb 2 - 5 times to provide the fuel priming operation. Go to step 3 unless you have completed all steps without success, in which case wait an additional 5 seconds and then depress the primer 2-5 times again (double primed).
3) Wait 5 seconds again then One brisk pull should start the motor. If it does not, go to step one. You may have to repeat this entire procedure three times to start these units cold, once when warm.
If this procedure does not work for you,
Let me explain what is happening. Once there is a little
age and use, these units become hard to start, yet otherwise are very reliable.
Several factors are involved, some require