Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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Did it start leaking out almost as soon as you put fuel in the tank?
The float valve in the carburetor is either stuck so that it is not closing or it is just not sealing properly when it does close. You will end up needing to remove the carburetor and give it a good cleaning and rebuild it in order to fix this problem.
It would be odd that the float would stick if there were no fuel left in the carburetor but the rubber seat could have dried out and now the valve won't seal onto it properly to shut the fuel off coming into the carburetor.
I know that if you were in my area I would normally charge around $60.00 to make that repair. It all really depends on what the shops in your area charge per hour, it is about a 40 - 45 minute job.
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