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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
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I have a troy built pressure washer, LAST TIME I USED IT I

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i have a troy built pressure washer, LAST TIME I USED IT I DRAINED THE GAS, however today when I put fresh fuel in it, it leaked out from what I think is the filter area
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

Did it start leaking out almost as soon as you put fuel in the tank?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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.

Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
oh I think that is out of my league, I would have no idea how to do that
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
do you
have any idea what a repair like that might cost
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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.

Thank you it has been a pleasure to assist you.

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