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Purge Bulb

Part Number: 188-16-1
PoulanWeed Eater
Availability: 25+ in stock
Price: $3.99
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*This part replaces obsolete part #: and 530035497.

Product Information
Manufacturer: Poulan, Weed Eater
Product Number: 188-16-1
Classification: Part
Weight: 0.01 lbs.
Shipping: Ships Worldwide
Description:
This is a genuine OEM replacement part, it is sold individually.
By pressing the bulb, it will purge the carburetor of air.
Fuel will be forced up from the fuel tank through the fuel line then into the carburetor.
Then the excess fuel will be forced back into the fuel tank through the fuel return line.

At some time the primer will lose its elasticity or crack and need to be replaced.

We have an article and video on How to Replace a Primer Bulb, in our Repair Center. That can be found on the front page of our site.

Products Compatibility

This item works with the following types of products:

  • • Blower
  • • Trimmer
Questions & Answers

Need a 3/4 inch base diameter purge bulb. Where can I get one.
Gary Mack for model number 2248-341 WYJ asked on 2019-05-09
Hello Gary, thank you for inquiring. For your model the Primer Bulb is part 188-12-1.
What size carberator bulb do I need to replace a cracked one?
Al for model number Weedeater FB25 asked on 2019-10-10
Hello Al, Thank you for the question. Very sorry but we do not have the dimensions for this, but I have researched the model you have provided and have found the part you are looking for is Part Number: 530058709. Hope this helps!
Need the cap that holds the primer bulb on.
Thelma for model number FX26SCE asked on 2019-08-23
Hello Thelma, and thank you for writing carburetor Part # 577135902 is in the list of compatible items for your model.The primer bulb is included in this , it does not come by itself. Hope this helps
I need the screw on cap that goes with the primer bulb ...do they sell them thanks in advance.
Thelma sweeton asked on 2019-08-20
Hello Thelma, thank you for writing. We would be happy to look into this, but we will need the model number for the unit you need it for to do so. We look forward to hearing back from you!
Does this bulb fit a Poulan hedge trimmer?
Dennis asked on 2020-01-09
Hi Dennis, We would be happy to do some research to find you the correct parts. However, we need your model number and the brand name to locate any information on this. Model numbers can be short or long, and could have a mixture of numbers and letters. Thank you for your question and good luck with your repair!
Need primer bulb. Will it fit
Dave for model number FL21 Weedeater asked on 2019-12-14
Hello Dave and thanks for writing. The primer bulb for your model only comes as part of this kit Part Number: 530069969 is in the list of compatible items for your model. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime.
primer bulb part number
RICHARD for model number 961120120 asked on 2019-09-06
Hello Richard, Thank you for the question. Sadly, we do not have any information on the model number you provided. Could you please verify the number you provided us with? If it is correct, I recommend contacting the manufacturer and seeing if they could provide you with a part number, and then you are always welcome to check back to see if we carry the part. Hope this helps!
purge bulb?
rick for model number xt260 asked on 2019-06-22
Great question Rick. The engine in your unit was actually made by a different manufacturer; consequently, the replacement parts for your engine are listed under the engine's model number. If you can provide the model number, type/code number, and the brand of the engine itself, then we will be happy to find the parts you need.
Repair Instructions: Submitted by Customers Like You
10 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Blower
Parts Used:
Purge Bulb - 188-16-1
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
Less than 15 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver
I won't start only if I put gas stray to the carburetor then I saw the bulb was crack
Remove the screws securing the plate the holds the primer bulb to the carburetor, remove the cracked primer. Insert the new primer into the plate and secure it to the carburetor with the screws.
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4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Trimmer
Parts Used:
Fuel Line - 530069247
Purge Line - 530069216
Purge Bulb - 188-16-1
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers
Trimmer would not keep running
Replaced bulb and fuel lines, easy straight forward repair!
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Blower
Parts Used:
Purge Bulb - 188-16-1
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver
Purge bulb was cracked allowing air to enter bulb
Removed purge bulb housing
Removed damaged purge bulb
Installed new purge bulb
Reinstalled purge bulb housing
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Trimmer
Parts Used:
Purge Bulb - 188-16-1
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver
Primer bulb broken
1. Removed primer bulb hold down screws
2. Removed broken primer bulb
3. Installed new primer bulb
4. Reinstalled hold down screws
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Trimmer
Parts Used:
Spool and Line - 952711527
Purge Bulb - 188-16-1
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
Less than 15 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver
Primer Bulb was cracked from age and leaking fuel
Used phillips head screwdriver and loosened the two screws holding it to the carburetor.
You will want to do this with the engine cold and with the priming bulb facing up and level. Also please note that the bracket that mounts the bulb to the carburetor will only fit one way. If you put it on backwards the screws will not line back up properly.

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Trimmer
Parts Used:
Purge Bulb - 188-16-1
Fuel Tank Assembly - 581263701
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver
Fuel lines cracked
Removed 3 screws from the cover then 2 screws on tank then reversed operation and slipped on tubes to carburetor.
Remove the plate from the purge bulb plate and remove the old purge bulb
Insert the new purge bulb in the plate , and screw it on
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Blower
Parts Used:
Purge Bulb - 188-16-1
Fuel Filter - 530095646
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Wrench Set, Foot long of stainless still wire/corrosion preventive
Hard to start.
Removed the filter cover, and with the security bit set removed the carburetor and replace it with the new one. Change the filter assembly and the repair is done!
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Blower
Parts Used:
Fuel Line - 530069247
Purge Line - 530069216
Purge Bulb - 188-16-1
Fuel Filter - 530095646
Filter - 545116801
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Nutdriver, Knife
Old fuel line and tank purge line and purge bulb required replacement. Replace fuel & air filters
Using the instructions provided with said parts I found the task quite simple and easy to complete. Time required from start to finish was less than 30 minutes.
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Tool Type:
Blower
Parts Used:
Fuel Filter - 84001895
Purge Bulb - 188-16-1
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver
Feul leak
Remove screws around bulb and replace bulb.
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1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Trimmer
Parts Used:
Purge Bulb - 188-16-1
Ignition Module - 578287001
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers
Ignition Module connector broke and bulb was worn with cracks
Pulled trimmer apart and replaced parts. Pretty simple if you are mechanically inclined. If you don't know what you are doing a simple YouTube video will walk you through it. Took me maybe a half-hour to replace both things which included watching the video on how to do it.
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    Part in good condition easy install.
    Guest - August 20, 2019 Verified Purchase
    Perfect fit what I expected
    Perfect fit , what I expected fast delivery
    Guest - August 10, 2019 Verified Purchase
    Easy repair
    Part was perfect. Fast shipping. Will recommend to others.
    Guest - May 23, 2019 Verified Purchase
    worked as expected
    It was in perfect condition and it fit perfect received it real fast keep up the good work
    Guest - April 23, 2019 Verified Purchase
    Weed Eater
    Received part as advertised, worked perfectly. Would order from this company again.
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    Product Information
    Manufacturer: Poulan, Weed Eater
    Product Number: 188-16-1
    Classification: Part
    Weight: 0.01 lbs.
    Shipping: Ships Worldwide
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