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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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Leaks gas out of carb

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leaks gas out of carb
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
The needle valve and float in the carburetor is what causes the fuel to leak from carb when engine is not in use. It only happens when engine is not being used. An inline fuel shutoff valve will fix it!
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
the fuel bowl has a device with 2 wires and can not be removed ????
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
some kind of electric cellinoid maybe
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
What is the engine? The device is anti-backfire solenoid. It plugs the main jet, it has nothing to do with shutting off the fuel to the bowl. On most engines, it holds the bowl on, and just screws in.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
Here is example in a Briggs engine.