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fuel line replacement for gas hedge trimmer

I am attempting to replace the fuel lines On a 22" gas hedge trimmer model #358795631 made in 1996. The existing lines had almost entirely deteriated. The replacement lines I purchased from sears appear to be same dia. as the originals. Should the in-tank fuel filter attach to the smaller or larger line? I thought that it came off of the smaller line, but the new line will not go all the way over the barb on fuel filter fitting.

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Working with fuel lines can be confusing. I located a previous expert post that may you sort this out . I attached the link below.
by Manage My Life
April 17th, 2011
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry for the problems you are having with the trimmer. The fuel filter should be attached to the small line in the fuel tank. I know it is difficult to get it over the barb but it should stretch over it. it seems that the ethanol fuels are causing problems the fuel lines. I have not tried it yet but Sta-bil has a fuel stabilizer made for ethanol fuel.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 3,248 community points in Trimmers & Edgers
April 19th, 2011
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