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Cannot get gas to flow by pressing primer pump after replacing fuel lines on Craftsman "weed eater."

Craftsman Brush Cutter, model 358-798260. I siphoned gas through the larger line from the tank, and it drips out of the carburetor when held lower than the tank; however I cannot get the gas to move into/with the primer pump, and gas will not move into the smaller line. Do you have any suggestions? Also, is the filter that attaches to the end of the larger line in the tank supposed to lie loose, as opposed to fitting in a bracket? I have made sure that the filter is below the level of the gas. ~~Thanks, Leon

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Joseph Perez
I understand your concern toward wanting to make sure your appliance fuel lines are connected properly so that your appliance will work great. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find a link that will help you with your project. I am also adding a second link in where you can enter your model number and the owners manual will pop up in where you can see how some of the parts on your appliance such as the filter should be replaced. I hope my links are useful.
by Joseph Perez Earned 20,694 community points in Craftsman
April 26th, 2011
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Manage My Life
The filter should install in the end of the smaller fuel line. The large fuel line is the return line from the carburetor.

I am sending you an image showing the routing of the fuel lines on your trimmer.
by Manage My Life
April 28th, 2011
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