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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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2009 ltx1040- gas just pours out of the as fast

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2009 ltx1040- gas just pours out of the carburetor as fast as i fill the tank up. took the carburetor off and clean it but it want that dirty
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! The only thing that controls the fuel into the carburetor is the needle valve and float in the bowl. The solenoid does not do anything but plug the main jet on shutoff, to keep engine from backfiring, The needle and seat or the float is the problem.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

everything in the bowl looks clean. how do i check the needle valve

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
You would remove the bowl and see if the needle valve stops the flow of fuel when the float is lifted. The float can be filled with fluid, and will not float! It has to float on top of the gas and push the needle valve to seat it.