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Curtis B.
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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My la 105 mower is flooding out my spark plug and gas dp,

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my la 105 mower is flooding out my spark plug and gas dp
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Customer: gas dripping on ground and fouling plug out, when trying to start. have sprayed float in carbutor . white mist coming from exhaust
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Customer: it has started twice but runs very rough and gas is flooding plug and coming out exhaust
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Is the oil level over full and smell of gas?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Have you removed the float bowl on the carburetor and checked the float and needle valve t be sure float is working?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
oil level is fine with no gas in oil. I have taken bowl off and sprayed float wih carbutor cleaner . engine then started but soon flooded out again.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
do I need to just replace the float
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Float may not be closing the needle valve passage, did you remove the float and check to see if it may have fule in it, causing it to sink> See the carburetor link above I sent. Float has to control fuel flow to carb.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I did also popped the little orifice out of middle of float and cleaned it
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
also took float apart and took the little plunger out and cleaned it and put back together . cant tell if plunger is closing the orifice off or not
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Did you remove the carburetor, or do this on the engine? You can hold the float up and it should stop the fuel from flowing into the bowl, if you test it in place.